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Postcards !

My first batch went out successfully, you want a postcard too? Email your address (yes I know how ironic that sounds) to  kurtis.stewart(at)gmail.com with the subject line of “POSTCARD” and I’ll do my best to get you a crazy European Postcard. Ab da ab ba a that’s all folks.

RIP shoes

They lasted a long time now, one of their notable acheivements include carrying me to passing the Student Challenge in 2005, being the bane of my sisters shoe fashionista existence (right now she is probably rejoicing that these have bit the dust).

Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace

In the end they were coming apart at the edges cutting up my feet and being an overall pain. They were replaced today by these shoes. Adidas…sorry Callan and Phoebe the 125 Euro Nikes didn’t seem all that practical.

New kicks...I still look like a Canadian traveller...dam
New kicks...I still look like a Canadian traveller...dam

I also went shopping for some warmer clothes for this decidely brisk change in weather here in Berlin. The place was called Humana, its the biggest thrift store in Europe I’m told.

Humana, three floors of cable knit sexy
Humana, three floors of cable knit sexy

Now I’m up a comfy sweater and a sweet scarf. Figuring out how to tetris all this stuff into my bag for Spain and Greece I will leave for another day.

Oh yes, Canadians be warned. Nobody knows what a toque is…its a “winter hat” if you ever go shopping for one. I am still looking for one of decent quality.

Berlin – Where everything rocks

Berlin, toques recommended
Berlin, toques recommended

Got into Berlin last night…the train station has 5 levels…not 5 stories, 5 levels of tracks….above ground. Brilliant. Once I navigated that ball of yarn I went to my hosts house Friederike and Norbert.  They took me to this random cellar concert put on by the Cyclown Circus.

Random Cellar Bar Door
Random Cellar Bar Door

The entire cellar was lit with Candles…so cool.

Violin, Trumpet, Bass, Snare, Banjo and Clarinet
Violin, Trumpet, Bass, Snare, Banjo and Clarinet
I was told this band has around 150 members that travel all across Europe in pairs. They meet up in certain cities and play shows and that is how they make their living. The music was great and it was an excellent introduction to the culture here in Berlin. I hope to spend a week here and really get to know the city.
Touristy shot in an underground venue....stares ensued.
Touristy shot in an underground venue....stares ensued.