Welcome!

What are you going to be doing on November 7th? How about coming on a virtual journey across Europe with me?

With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall this year, Berlin's history is coming increasingly into the public eye at the moment.

This site will document my progress as I make the 700 mile journey across France, Belgium and Germany to Berlin by train in November this year. The map at the top of this page will be updated along with this blog along the way, adding pins to the map to show you where I'm posting from, so you should be able to see how far I've got!

When I get to Berlin, regular updates here will give you a virtual look around the city, with photos, descriptions, facts and perhaps even a few multimedia surprises!

Richard

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  • RT : It was the official symbol of East Germany - but whats left of it 27 years after reunification? https://t.co/wjPt813msM 2 weeks 2 days ago
  • RT : THREAD: This is my granduncle, Franz Nerowski. Today, in 1942, the Nazis cut off his head. Let me tell you a bit ab… https://t.co/RvaPlr1bVz 1 month 1 day ago
  • On this day in 2011, I went on an expedition to Eiskeller and met a true Berlin original... https://t.co/irbt4oHEHG 1 month 1 week ago
  • A day trip around the Müggelsee - updated with lots of new information! https://t.co/nnMIbKTnWz 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • I particularly like their sorbets and sherbets with herbs, like strawberry & mint, pear & thyme and lemon & basil. It's all good, though! 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • If you're in Potsdam on a hot day, the imaginative ice creams at Eismanufaktur Potsdam should help you cool off!… https://t.co/z39Xj2qo3E 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • It seems when the vending machines steal your money, the only way to get it back is by ringing a number that doesn't work. 2 months 1 week ago
  • Catching a book title out the corner of my eye, I read "Nixon's Nuclear Sphincter". Specter. It was specter. I blame American spellings. 3 months 1 day ago
  • RT : Deutsch ist wirklich eine verdammt schwere Sprache. Tagsüber: Der Weizen Das Korn Abends: Das Weizen Der Korn 3 months 1 week ago
  • A day of fun on the water for €7*...I'd call that a bargain! (*ice cream not included) https://t.co/YUR11WyspW https://t.co/750ysFPEW7 3 months 1 week ago