Friday, August 15, 2008

Berlin: Poor But Sexy

So yesterday was also a pretty good day. Saw a lot more of the city, learned a lot more about the city. Met quite a few people from all over Europe. It seems Berlin is an ex-patriot haven for some reason. I haven’t figured that out just yet, I’ll get back to you on that one.

One thing I’m beginning to realize, while it it is an incredibly beautiful city, Berlin is poor — very poor. Not necessarily the people, but the city itself is broke. Everything is broken, and things are constantly under construction — that kind of poor. In fact, the phrase Berliners say to me when I bring this up is, “Berlin: Poor but Sexy.” That just about sums it all up.

But within that framework the average Berliner still manages to have a good time and enjoy life (therein lies the sexiness). I had the pleasure of experiencing a typical Berliner’s day, culminated with a trip to a bar called Mano (I have no idea what Mano means.). We saw this woman named Sussana Berivan perform, she’s very good. And of course there were COCKTAILS!
I’ve posted a brief video of part of her performance.


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