I’m in Berlin!

Meetings in Munich next week are a great excuse for a weekend in Berlin. My early-morning flight out of London was massively delayed so I spent most of the day in the airport instead of Germany, but did get here in time for what mattered most: dinner with Grit, Nikolas, and Quynh-Nhu!

The four of us met 15 years ago studying politics in France and have stayed good friends ever since. We’ve all gone on to do interesting things (Niko’s a diplomat, QN was an economist and is now a medical student, and Grit is a television journalist) and live in interesting places. We never run out of things to talk about, and “keeping in touch” has been synonymous with exploring the world — here’s what I can remember off the top of my head:

  • London with QN and Grit in 2003
  • Dresden, Leipzig, Prague, and Vienna with Grit in 2003
  • Bavaria with Niko in 2003
  • Utah with QN in 2003
  • New York with Grit in 2007
  • All of us in Brussels in 2008
  • All of us in Vienna, Hungary, and Croatia in 2010
  • All of us in Berlin for QN and Niko’s wedding in 2012
  • Portland, Seattle and Vancouver with Grit in 2015
  • Salt Lake City with Grit in 2015
  • Beijing with QN and Niko in 2015
  • And now all of us in Berlin in 2018.
  • We made galettes and crepes and had long conversations in French and English and (albeit less effectively for me) German until way past the kids’ bedtimes. It was completely lovely and I can’t wait until next time.
  • 3 comments

    1. Cindy Davis · · Reply

      So fun to meet up with these friends.

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    2. Oh, please say a warm hello to everyone for me! 15 years (and wow, that long ago?) And everyone looks pretty much the same

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      1. Will do! Yes a few more grey hairs, or fewer hairs altogether, but otherwise we’ve held ourselves together pretty well 🙂

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