Couchsurfing visitor

I signed up to a website called CouchSurfing, which puts people who have spare beds or couches in touch with people who need a place to stay while traveling. I don’t intend to use it myself while traveling, but I’m happy to be a good host!

So I had my first ever couchsurfer, Marcelo, stay for two nights in my spare bed. It was a fun weekend! It was a good excuse to go out for food, and he joined me on my daily walk in the park (daily when the weather is good), as well as the Three Minute Hero show I mentioned in the previous blog post. Here’s some photos from the last few days:













THREE MINUTE HERO: the instant ubahn open stage

“Three minute hero is the new underground open stage in berlin, right on the platform of the ubahnhof schönleinstrasse.

Songs, breakdance, stand up comedy, performance whatever you want to show you can!! only limitations are the three minutes between trains arriving at the station.

Wanna show? Simply come up and you get a slot in the show. Just passing through? Well, you can always take the next train.”

Hosted by Duo Desolato.
Hosted by Duo Desolato.

Guitar and singing!
Guitar and singing!

Hint: nobody asked permission to do this! How long could it keep going until security turns up?
Hint: nobody asked permission to do this! How long could it keep going until security turns up?

Quick! Make it look as though nothing special is happening!
Quick! Make it look as though nothing special is happening!

Magic!
Magic!

Juggling!
Juggling!

I performed some music and juggling, but of course I don’t have photos of me.
I performed some music and juggling, but of course I don't have photos of me.

Dancing!
Dancing!

Drunken singing!
Drunken singing!

Party!
Party!

Oh shit! Security! Length of show: one hour and 30 minutes.
Oh shit! Security! Length of show: one hour and 30 minutes.

The BVG security allowed one final act. Andy Snatch closed the show with a club routine.
The BVG security allowed one final act. Andy Snatch closed the show with a club routine.





Later at the Another Country English Bookshop, playing Jenga.
Later, at the Another Country English Bookshop, playing Jenga.




Sunshine in Berlin

The sun is shining in Berlin! So I’ve been out for pleasant walks and bike rides to take advantage of the early spring. And I’ve taken my camera along too.

I don’t bother taking a tripod.
I don't bother taking a tripod.

I’ve taken a photo of this statue a number of times, and I think I’ll keep doing so. Who knows, maybe something interesting will happen one day.
I've taken a photo of this statue a number of times, and I think I'll keep doing so. Who knows, maybe something interesting will happen one day.

Korbinian, a juggler, contemplating the first outdoor juggling session of the year.
Korbinian, a juggler, contemplating the first outdoor juggling session of the year.

Hot chocolate in the sun.
Hot chocolate in the sun.

Back out to the park.
Back out to the park.

Attacked by a pug.
Attacked by a pug.

Wide angle statue shot.
Wide angle statue shot.

Cafe at the Mauerpark Flöhmarkt, with music provided by Rob Longstaff.
Cafe at the Mauerpark Flöhmarkt, with music provided by Rob Longstaff.

Beach seat with no sea.
Beach seat with no sea.

Mauerpark Flöhmarkt.
Mauerpark Flöhmarkt.

Corn.
Corn.

The Rupert’s Kitchen Orchestra.
The Rupert's Kitchen Orchestra.



The man in the Care Bear suit wasn’t part of the band, but joined in anyway!
The man in the Care Bear suit wasn't part of the band, but joined in anyway!

Drinking glühwein.
Drinking glühwein.