EMGS: Two Months in

Dec 8th, 2015 David Berger 2 min read

Hello! It’s about time to check in for an update. If you’ll remember from my last post, talking about the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, each of the primary universities has a focus: Leipzig, London, Roskilde, Vienna, Wroclaw (Our big 5): at the University of Leipzig on comparative analysis of global entanglements both historically and for the present times, focusing on Eastern Europe, Western Europe,…

Keeping busy! October 19, 2011

Oct 19th, 2011 David Berger 4 min read

Gonna try and eek out a post… With my left thumb. Whew! What a trip. Three days of hard work and a lot of waiting. So. Started liming on Sunday. Worked through the day and got two rooms and all my hallways done. Then I ran out of lime! So I spent Monday waiting on my ingenious transportation plan to get me another bag… Well……


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…


Jul 3rd, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

I arrived in Prague, Walked through the dark cool night air to my hostel, Dropped my gear, booked three nights and prepared for a good time. I was ready to explore and enjoy. I slept that night and woke the next morning prepared to see prague. I joined with two polish girls I had met on the train ride from hell and we wandered around…

Krakow to Prague – Trains, Rains, and Automobiles.

Jun 28th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

I left Krakow at 8am to catch my bus to the border town of Cieczen. The town situated three hours by mini-bus from Krakow was a beautiful mixture of Polish and Czech architecture (nearly identical). The walk across the city took an easy 45 minutes and left me with an hour and a half to catch my Direct 4 hour train to Prague. I waited,…


Jun 28th, 2009 David Berger 5 min read

I arrived in Lipsk around 8 am. Disembarked from the minibus and headed from the supermarket down toward the great cathedral. From there I started wandering the streets until I could find the local library. Wandering through the open streets, watching the fields of wheat and grain swaying in the summer breeze, I felt nearly as tranquil as the little town I had arrived in….


Jun 24th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

I left Warsaw the next day, still pissed at the event at the train station. I’d blown off some steam by going out dancing in Warsaw (salsa of course) and was prepared for a decent journey on to Augustów and Lipsk. I was returning to my ancestral roots, one of the oldest cities my aunt who does our genealogical tree has found. I grabbed the…


Jun 24th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

I arrived in the Train station in Warsaw after a nasty experience on the train. Apparently the Polish rail system accepts student discounts only for polish nationals. However, their railway desk had sold me a student ticket, having accepted my student ID (ASU Sun Card) and taken down my student number. I boarded the train and had no issues until the Railway conductor asked for…


Jun 24th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

I arrived from Budapest that evening, exausted and ready for a little bit of a break. I grabbed my bags from the bus and meandered my way across the central square and the mall towards the Hostel. Gregg & Tomms. A short stay, long enough to get my bearings and see what I could. I wrote a little and crashed out around 1am before waking…