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Berlin

Street ArtReliable Ryanair from Riga, Latvia to Berlin, Germany – a quick 1 hour 40 minute no-frill flight. Bill said it felt like a university outing because everyone was so young.

After the past week or so in winter fall was back in full force – greens, yellows, oranges and reds glistened outside the airplane’s window.  Teasing us with hopes of warmer weather.

We were greeted by a balmy 34 degrees.

I was anxious to get to Berlin, the capital city of the Cold War – Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Wall and the art/graffiti subculture pervasive on the East side.

When I hear “Berlin” – I hear Reagan, as if it was yesterday, saying “Gorbachov – tear down this wall” – I see, graffiti.

Bill thinks it has the most diverse new architecture of any world capital.

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Photo of the Day 314

East Berlin street art.

Germany 

November 9, 2016

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Falklandia to Buenos Aires and Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jig

Cape HornFrom the End of the World we rounded Cape Horn and made our way to Stanley in the Falkland Islands where penguins rule – 350 for every person.  Who cares if there are no trees or mammals on the island and the winds blows daily.  The flora is breathtaking. White rugged rock formations rise out from the squishy ground – penguins hang out in coffee klatches while dolphins dance off shore.

The town is colorful and tidy – no traffic lights or department stores but oh so British – with a smashing of Range Rover Defenders driving on the left. Fish and chips washed down with warmish beer complemented the day.

Onward to Buenos Aires where we permanently secured our sea legs.

After being off the grid for 5 days we were anxious to book a flight home – the luxury of living our lives without plans. It was important to be home with our friends who are grieving.

We did a power foray of the hot spots in Buenos Aires (Recoleta Cemetery, Casa Rosada, San Telmo, Palermo, La Boca and Centro) and rang in the New Year.

2 long plane flights later and we are now back home.  Heck, we are even planning a trip to Winnemucca!