A Good Living Space (Lessons From Berlin)

A good living space must be conducive to a stable, steady mind first and foremost. That is the most important thing. It should ground you in the present just by merely looking at it, by being in it and as well by thinking about it. It should be able to take you out of your …

A (Historical) Running Route: Berlin Mitte

The Landwehr Canal cuts through Berlin between Kreuzberg and Schöneberg. There are paths that allow you to run along the water, stretching from one end of the city to the other. A good 5K and a river running route, also passing through Checkpoint Charlie and both the Modern Art Museum and the Jüdisches Museum Berlin, …

Running: A New Route in Kreuzberg

Running is one of my favorite ways to see a new city. When I arrived in Berlin the weather was nearing 100 degrees, and I held off on running for several days. I was disappointed that the weather was keeping me inside, and after a week I could no longer wait and ran 5K in …

Moving to Berlin

Moving to Berlin was in many ways a last minute decision, but at the same time, I moved to a place that I was familiar with. This was very different from moving to Austin, a place I had never visited prior. I didn’t have to leave Austin. If I wasn’t so convinced that there existed …

My Passport (2008-2018)

With my upcoming trip to Tanzania at the end of June, I needed to renew my passport. I consider my passport as a souvenir, not just a travel document. Whenever I tell people about all the places I’ve traveled to, they want to see the stamps that I collected along the way. So I decided …

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