As the continental U.S. sleeps, we are having our morning cup of coffee in our new apartment in Berlin, while the bells of a nearby church are pealing away, a very pleasant herald to our first full day here. We arrived yesterday morning rather exhausted from our flight, which took five hours instead of six due to a strong tailwind, and spent the day getting settled in our place, buying some basic supplies, and doing a bit of exploring on subway and foot. We already have our monthly BVG passes, and are ready to tackle the city more this weekend. I already love the transit system.
Today will likely be another settling-in day: a trip out to the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, our academic home base while we’re here, and thus a new part of the city (for me anyway). We will have more updates soon, but for now, we are simply glad to be here, and excited for our new adventure.