Martin’s living in Berlin this summer

Hi, friends and readers:

Just a short post to let you know that I will depart Florida on June first to spend three months in Berlin, Germany. The weather in Florida during summer is terribly hot and humid. I don’t even feel like going outdoors until six in the evening, and that’s not good for me, as I’m a nature loving, physically active kind of person.

The weather in Berlin during summer is much like Florida’s during March: highs around 75 degrees F, lows in the mid-50s. Most days are sunny. The city is very green and you don’t need a car. Public transportation is excellent. I’ve leased a nice, furnished apartment in the Wilmersdorf district with a fully-equipped kitchen, an office with Internet service, and even a guest bedroom so my overnight guests don’t have to sleep on the sofa. Perfect!

In case you’re wondering … the photo I’ve posted here was taken at my fishing camp in Florida. That’s me at left, my former German exchange student, Jens, at right. I’ll spend a lot of time with Jens this summer; he’s one of my best friends in the world, a total sweetie.

I’ll be online every day, so it will not be difficult to stay in touch with me via e-mail. I hope to have a productive summer, in terms of my writing. Berlin’s an inspiring place to live: great architecture, interesting people. The city has a huge gay population and homosexuality is fully accepted. The mayor is openly gay!

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