Ben's in Tassie... Berlin, Benalla and home (in the kitchen).
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Shopping in Karow.
Karow station. (web image)
Karow (pronounced car-ov) is one station south of Buch (book). Ben tells me his German is "nicht gut" (nikt goot, "not good") yet he seems to be getting around reasonably well. He's shopping today, buying fruit from a Vietnamese vendor at the Karow market. Hopefully the hated haircut has grown out by now and he no longer has shortish hair on top with close-cropped back and sides, the result of a visit to a local hairdresser just after arriving in Berlin. The image that immediately comes to mind is Beaker from The Muppet Show who also happens to be quite tall, if I remember correctly. There are no specific plans for new year's eve and I sent Ben an article about celebrations in Berlin. According to the article, it's the only day of the year when fireworks are permitted and there are explosions everywhere. "It's like war," said the writer.