On February 2, my cousin V. from Cologne arrives at 8 a.m. the morning at Tegel airport. I pick him up and we drop off his suitcase, then head out to Bonanza Coffee Heroes for great coffee and one of the best croissants we’ve ever had, then to Hackescher Markt to walk around.
We saw a cool Berlin street band, Rupert’s Kitchen Orchestra. They played high energy funk music, on a traffic island in the middle of the road, just like you see in the above video. Very infectious. But I was dragging by then, exhausted from having to get up at 7 a.m., and had to go home to lie down for two hours, so I left my cousin alone for a while.
Then we had coffee and cake at Nina’s in the afternoon. We also got a tour of her neighbour’s great apartment with ceiling ornaments that he is having restored and painted.
Then we met my teenage friends E., M. and L. (not related to my cousin) for Tibetan dinner on Mehringdamm, which was great. After that V. and I went to the Berlin Ska City Festival from 9 pm until about 12:30 am.
Then home. Bed. Sleeeeep!