Week 20: May 22 – 28

May 22, 2018: Made it to Israel after a very long bus ride and flight

May 23, 2018: Day trip to Haifa to check out the Baha’i Gardens

May 24, 2018: Walked through the Old City of Jerusalem to see the major historical and religious sites

May 25, 2018: Daydrinking and hanging out at the beach in Tel Aviv (and meeting up with Yaron)

May 26, 2018: Heading back to Berlin after a wonderful trip!

May 27, 2018: First thing to do when I get back to Berlin? Attend an anti-AfD rally

May 28, 2018: Sometimes Berlin really does manage to impress me.

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Week 19: May 15 – 21

May 15, 2018: Ruslan’s famous 80s soccer dad outfit

May 16, 2018: This is the face of a man that just submitted his last final paper of grad school.

May 17, 2018: Enjoying some time outside the coffee shop in the great weather

May 18, 2018: Random building artwork on our way to Hertie’s end-of-the-semester party

May 19, 2018: Shot from the Karneval der Kulturen (photo forthcoming from my DSLR)

May 20, 2018: Enjoying time with friends and showing Meghan around Berlin!

May 21, 2018: I’m at Hertie by myself on a public holiday so I can take advantage of its internet, because my flat’s Wi-Fi is garbage.

Week 18: May 8 – 14

May 8, 2018: Officially through with my last class session of graduate school!

May 9, 2018: Some days are really mundane, lol

May 10, 2018: Ruslan and I finally had a chance to celebrate finishing our theses by going out for massive pizzas.

May 11, 2018: Hoping that my poster (designed almost entirely by my wonderful girlfriend) gets on this wall at Hertie next year

May 12, 2018: Saw this on the subway. Does a chemist want to tell me what’s so special about Thorium?

May 13, 2018: More random neighborhood things

May 14, 2018: The lightbulbs went out in our apartment, and we have no way of changing them. So I’m playing with low-light shots.

Week 17: May 1 – 7

May 1, 2018: Taking a lot of photos of the neighborhood because working on my master’s thesis means I haven’t left a two-block radius from my apartment in two weeks.

May 2, 2018: More random building artwork!

May 3, 2018: Apparently, everyone that works in this ugly-ass building owns a bike?

May 4, 2018: May the Fourth be with you. Because I’m a Star Wars geek if you couldn’t tell.

May 5, 2018: Puppers!

May 6, 2018: Celebratory wine on the night we finished our master’s thesis.

May 7, 2018: The thesis hard copy

Week 16: April 24 – 30

April 24, 2018: A quick snapshot of the Hertie cafe…which I spend virtually no time in anymore, lol.

April 25, 2018: There’s a political message in here somewhere…

April 26, 2018: As I’m in the home stretch of writing my thesis…this desk is basically my primary sight for the past few weeks. Not every day is an adventure.

April 27, 2018: The installation above the movie theater at Potsdamer Platz

April 28, 2018: Celebrating Bartlett’s birthday!

April 29, 2018: Our apartment building has some quirky features.

April 30, 2018: Here’s another one

Week 15: April 17 – 23

April 17, 2018: Basking in spring’s arrival

April 18, 2018: You thought I was done with the gratuitous spring photos? Think again!

April 19, 2018: Coffee coffee coffee

April 20, 2018: One thing I like about Berlin is how public space is designed for people to enjoy

April 21, 2018: Afternoon coffee outside Cafe der Fragen

April 22, 2018: Another great example of how public space is utilized in Berlin in a positive way that promotes community

April 23, 2018: Berlin is just a mix of really random art.

Week 14: April 10 – 16

April 10, 2018: Post-long-overdue-haircut selfie!

April 11, 2018: Final thesis colloquium meeting at the MCC. Now for the home stretch!

April 12, 2018: Love the fact that my neighborhood has incredible food diversity.

April 13, 2018: Arrival night in Sofia for the European Public Policy Conference!

April 14, 2018: Sofia is quite the cool city.

April 15, 2018: And it’s got some amazing (and affordable) food too!

April 16, 2018: On the Free Sofia Walking Tour before I head back to Berlin

Week 13: April 3 – 9

April 3, 2018: It’s finally starting to feel like spring!

April 4, 2018: Gotta feature my go-to kebab place. It’s hard to argue with a delicious wrap for a little over 4€

April 5, 2018: St. Matthias’ Church in Winterfeldtplatz

April 6, 2018: Agreed. Seen on my way to the Burgeramt in Mitte

April 7, 2018: A small reminder of Kathmandu here in Berlin

April 8, 2018: Pancake Sundays at Cafe der Fragen

April 9, 2018: Yeah, the weather might be amazing…but I’ve got a thesis to write, so I’m locking myself in my bedroom all day.

Week 12: March 27- April 2

March 27, 2018: I like this evening shot of Winterfeldtstraße

March 28, 2018: First day of my short vacation with a shot of Rathaus Hamburg!

March 29, 2018: Spending my last few hours in Hamburg relaxing in this coffee shop with a great view

March 30, 2018: Walked all over Copenhagen, and snapped this iconic photo in Nyhavn

March 31, 2018: View from the very top of the Church of Our Saviour in Copenhagen

April 1, 2018: The lovely Berlin weather welcoming me home.

April 2, 2018: The cool café underneath our apartment that aims to bring people together

Week 11: March 20 – 26

March 20, 2018: Spring my ass.

March 21, 2018: Putting my old facilitation skills back into practice!

March 22, 2018: By the time I leave Berlin…I’ll have taken a photo of everything in this coffee shop

March 23, 2018: Cheering for Cuse and hating on Duke…even though we lost

March 24, 2018: Supporting the March for Our Lives here in Berlin!

March 25, 2018: Finally, some nice spring weather!

March 26, 2018: Pretty much stayed home all day, so this is a shot of my bedroom window.