Category Archives: Germany

Ramadan Season 2019

The 2019 Ramadan season began on May 6th and lasted for 29 days. This means fasting for some, reduced working hours, iftar dinners after sunset, and all around it is a relatively quiet time in the city. We kept our … Continue reading

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Last European Leg – Salzburg and Neuschwanstein

After taking in the view overlooking Hallstatt Lake in Austria one last time, Mom and I hopped in the rental car. We hit the road and made the short drive to Bad Ischl, another cake stopping point, this time visiting … Continue reading

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Last Month in Berlin

After seeing Mom and Dan off in Frankfurt on September 5th, I was headed back to Berlin where I had less than 1 month left. That week, I had dinner with a colleague along the Spree and attended an Internations … Continue reading

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Last Trip to Germany

Thursday, September 21st was a holiday in the UAE so I set out at 9:25 am on one of the last Air Berlin flights from Abu Dhabi to Berlin.  I arrived at 2:00 pm and caught the bus over to … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf-Berlin-Hamburg-Berlin-Frankfurt

Düsseldorf-Berlin I tried what many would consider crazy…traveling standby out of Abu Dhabi on the Eid al Adha weekend.  I wasn’t able to get on the 02:00am direct flight to Berlin so I ran down to the staff travel desk.  … Continue reading

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Mom’s Visit to Berlin

Once I found out the news that I would no longer be living in Berlin, I tried to convince my mom to come for a visit before it was too late. We found out on August 15th and by August 24th … Continue reading

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Robbed of Time in Berlin

On August 15th, it was announced that my company was going bankrupt. After getting over the initial shock of it all, I think what I was most upset about was losing my time in Berlin. I felt robbed. If I … Continue reading

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