On January 24, my German-Canadian friend and former business partner G. arrived from Vancouver. She gets a week off from parenting and a fun time in Berlin, I hope!
When we woke up on January 25, we witnessed a rare sunny day here in Berlin. I have been told by Berliners that this winter has been exceptionally dreary — not that I would have noticed. We hopped on the bus tour and stopped at Brandenburg Gate and to tour the Reichstag Cuppola. To some degree, this was a repeat of my sightseeing with Jeff. But instead of going through the Reichstag audio tour again, I did a sketch of it while G. followed the audio guide tour. The sketch is not worth showing here. I have a quality threshold below which I won’t show my drawings, even though it is very low.
We hopped back on the bus and got off on Kurfürstendamm where we visited the KaDeWe and may have gotten a bit side-tracked on shopping. I can’t remember what else we did except that we started the day with a large glass of Prosecco at breakfast, and there may have been more Prosecco consumed in the evening.