Dublin to Edinburgh

Jul 23rd, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

We left the Kinlay House mid-morning the next day. We arrived at Dublin International airport around 12:30 and then made our way through security and check-in to arrive at the terminal. We had a few hours of spare time so we got out Alex’s little Eee PC and started watching Ironman. About 3/4 of the way through the movie there was an announcement about the…

Dublin Finishing up.

Jul 17th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

After our Wicklow tour we headed back to the hostel and decided to spend the rest of our time enjoying Dublin and the folks we’d met in the hostel. We wandered out the next day and made our way through the city with three lovely English girls we’d met before. Alex: And Hannah & Alex: and last but not least Lizzie: As you can see…

Wicklow Candy Mountains

Jul 17th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

I woke up early after Alex and his first night out in Dublin. The night before we had decided to join our new found friends, the Danes, for a day tour of Wicklow county. Rising around 6am, I wandered down to the showers and prepared for the days travels. Having chosen my Norwegian sweater and jeans, with thick wool Civati cap, I was ready for…

Kinlay House Dublin

Jul 17th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

The hostel had a bed available for me but it wasn’t free until 2pm. Everything locked up I headed out for a walk about the town, came back, checked up on e-mail and then started chatting and meeting people in the hostel. The common room was great. Open, relaxed and with a constant queue of people waiting for internet it was easy to strike up…

Brussels Charleroi to Dublin

Jul 17th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

I headed over to the Cologne train station after saying farewell to Michael and packing my luggage at the hostel. I grabbed the evening train to Charleroi finding that the first class ticket was cheaper than the 2nd class seats…most unusual. I bought my ticket for the three hour ride and then waited on the platform. I was joined by two others for the first…

Ballad of the Boot: The Abridged story of one man searching for a LOWA Distributor

Jul 8th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

The words following are a selected account from the Balled of the Boot: a story of a young man searching for a pair of boots in the wide world. Starting in Bosnia and continuing through Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, and Belgium to its end in Koln Germany. The actors in this ballad are: Mr. Berger – Our Hero Mr. Ludy – Customer care…

Antwerpen

Jul 8th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

Antwerpen is a large belgian arts community on the northern border about an hour from Brussels. It has a significant diamond culture and is home to some of the most concentrated diamond shopping I’ve ever been exposed to. There is also a very strong and thriving orthodox or Hesidic jewish population living in Antwerpen. I arrived at the central station and wandered down to my…

Two nights, Three long days, Amsterdam

Jul 6th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

We pulled into Amsterdam at 6 am, we wandered through the closed streets, to be faced with thousands of Dutch dressed in Pure white and wearing fairy masks, ears, sparklers and who knows what else. Sensation White was in Amsterdam and the arena was packed to the gills with Dutch and visitors enjoying the Blacklights and city wide rave that SW brings to bear. we…

Hamburg

Jul 6th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

Hamburg, Hamburger, haha. We drove into hamburg around 11:30 pm 23:00… a rough hour. My new friend a talented photographer and videographer name Thomas Zothner took my had, gave me a strong pat on the back and asked me to keep in touch. We’d been driving near 9 hours and had some pretty rough traffick to get through, but we were both energized to be…

Munchen

Jul 6th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

I left Prague early the next morning. Taking a comfy bus across the border and into Germany. I was on my way to Munich. To explore Bavaria. I arrived at the bus station outside Munich and walked down toward the central station. the Metro system has been under rennovation and reconstruction and as such has limited running availibility. I took a picture of the rail…