• Military history

    I’ve always been a WW2 affection-ado.  I might have mentioned this.  I used to make little models.  I had toy soldiers.  I played war games.  With myself.  I didn’t have any friends.  This is probably very understandable for a guy who sits and measures out the blast radius of a frag grenade on green baize. …

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  • Techno nonsense

    The day drifts away as you would expect from a lazy weekend, but we’ve been convinced to go to an Electronica festival by a strange German girl who has arrived in our midst.  She seems to be jumping from a French Canadian guy to a Dutchman, both of whom are staying in our dorm room. …

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  • Colditz

    Some would say my plan to hitchhike to India hasn’t got off to a very good start, since I’ve managed to get all of two hours down the road to Dresden.  However there is method in my madness.  After doing a little research I discovered to my utter delight that we are not too far from …

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  • Lightning strikes

    I’m thanking my lucky stars that Katty has arrived to keep me company this weekend.  Since I was still in Germany, she has very kindly decided to come and visit from all the way over in the West, taking an 8 hour train to see me in my hour of need.  Well, hour of hating …

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  • Starting fights and stealing cheese

    I didn’t want to bore you with an overly long entry yesterday, so I decided to tell you about last nights debacle today.  I arrived back at the hostel to discover a pretty girl in reception, and I casually inquire at the desk while unashamedly throwing my voice if there was somewhere good to go …

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  • Dresden and Co

    I went out last night, as you might come to expect, because apparently in Dresden the good nights are Friday, Saturday and Monday. I had wanted another night off, but the nice hostel lady has informed me that Mondays are the new black.  It would be rude not to go out. So I’m sitting in a popular …

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  • Getting hitched

    I’m eating breakfast for the first time and staring into space at 8am in the morning.  This is the earliest I’ve been up for months, and in spite of being woken by two Israeli guys coming in at stupid o’clock, I feel pretty good.  The bags are packed, I’m ready to go, just not on …

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  • Making signs

    I’m kicking about the hostel today with the express intention of not drinking tonight and not letting myself go out.  Instead I watch a multitude of childish idiots get on the sauce.  This must be what I look like when I’m on a bender, but most of these kids are hammered after a couple of …

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  • Berghain

    I’ve called time on my Friday night early to save myself for tonight.  Berghain.  Probably the biggest club in the world, and certainly one of the most famous.  It’s a unusual mix of straight and hard core gay, with some of the worlds best DJ’s spinning here week in week out to stunning women and …

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  • Stuart Rises

    After taking it easy or going out last night (I can’t remember) we decide to leisurely wander to find a cinema and finally get to see The Dark Knight Rises.  It’s not been released in Germany until today, so I’ve been doing my best to avoid any spoilers floating around on the internet.  Its glorious German …

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