Tegel airport catching a flight to Helsinki.

Leaving Berlin – at Tegel airport catching a flight to Helsinki. I had been warned the terminal was fairly basic. There are flights leaving for Barcelona and Amsterdam as well as ours, and there would only be seats for at most half the people waiting to catch flights. Reminds me of the airport at Toowoomba, but with ten times the passengers.

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Herman Bar

Two Swedes and an Australian sit down in a craft beer bar in Berlin run by a Belgian. What could possibly go wrong? #craftbeer

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Although I didn’t go to a huge number of craft beer places while in Berlin, this is one of the best for its variety of very good beers. Bart really knows his stuff, and apart from “Taras Boulba Extra Hoppy Ale” ( a sort of IPA), I had a couple of Belgian stouts, Buffalo and Hercule, just to keep the cold out you understand.

“If we drink we will die
and if we don’t drink we will die
So we might as well say ‘what the hell!’
and let our glasses clink”
– From the Yul Brynner movie “Taras Bulba”

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Alois Senefelder, founder of lithography

The next closest U-bahn stop to where we are staying is Senefelderplatz. Named after the inventor of lithography, nearby is a marble statue of him. I thought naming it with the sort of mirror reversed lettering lithography uses, and having one of the putti looking at it with a mirror a nice touch. #sculpture
Alois Senefelder

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