The Reichstag in Berlin, the current home of the Bundestag (German parliament). The building was built in 1894. Many people blame the rise of Nazi socialism to a suspicious fire in this building in 1933. It was badly damaged during World War 2 and was not properly rebuilt until after the reunification of Germany.



Wannsee loop hike

I organised a hike for the Berlin Hikers meetup group. I figured I’m lazy, so I chose a short route. I wanted to sleep in, so I made sure the route was close to town. I wanted to blob out and drink beer and eat food afterwards, so I chose a place with a nice cafe at the end of the route. Apparently lots of others liked this approach, as a ton of people came along :)

Wansee loop hike group photo

Midnight bike ride to Müggelturm

A big bunch of us headed for a midnight bike ride to Müggelturm, a strange communist era viewing tower on the south eastern edge of Berlin. Apparently back in the old days, the hip thing to do was hanging out in a strange tower in the middle of nowhere, admiring the surrounding forest. We finished off our trip with a picnic under the stars by Müggelsee, the largest lake near Berlin.


Robo, our illustrious trip leader


Midnight picnic at the beach


Picnic under the moonlight




None of those butts are mine. It was too cold for me :P

Hovedøya ruins

My friend Izabela and I headed to Hovedøya island in Oslo fiord during the summer to see the ruins of the Hovedøya Abbey, a Cistercian monastery. The monastery was completed on the 18th of May 1147 and closed in 1532.