May 23, 2011

       This is what we did after leaving Teufelsberg.
       Thanks to Sheenalee Sexton for the photo.

May 16, 2011


       My old pal Fred Ganim was in town for a few days, so we decided to go
       on a bit of a trek out to Teufelsberg, which is German for Devil's Mountain.
       It's an artificial hill built from the rubble of Berlin after WW2. 

       The site used to be a listening station for the US National Security Agency
       during the Cold War. 

       There is a fence to keep people out, although on Saturdays (the day we went)
       there are sanctioned tours which cost €15 per head.

 Mein Schatz and Freddy.

       We eventually ran into some trouble when a security guard (right)
       spotted Freddy (left) without an authorised tour pass. 
       The three of us were escorted out of the place and told to be thankful
       they didn't call the police. We were thankful we didn't have to pay the €15.

May 6, 2011


       Flexing my consumer-muscle (with no real outcome aside from general venting).

       A Rimowa suitcase review I stumbled upon.
       The Rimowa company's offer of assistance makes me feel like a peasant
       with my drawn out dealings with Samsonite.

       I do give good feedback when it is warranted.

May 4, 2011