This post is an article of mixed feelings and probably one of the shortest ever, and if you follow me on Facebook, you probably already know why.
I’m a little behind with what I’ve already done this year, so I’m going to add it into the HIGHS!
You won’t believe it but I’ve already been to three countries this year and two of them were utterly new ones!
- Get ready for exciting posts over the summer!
- Get ready for more exciting posts over the summer!
- Get ready for even more exciting posts over the summer!
It’s been really busy.
I haven’t yet written about it here, but if you follow me on Twitter, you’re usually one of the first to know!
So go on then.
And Brexit has been taking all my attention too.
The British Berliner is a well-known British-German expert when it comes to the British Monarchy, British Politics and British expat issues in Germany, and of course a popular well-known British person who travels!
I was on Radio One (Radio Eins) too.
Here’s what I’ve been up to all year!
- How I went to 8 exciting countries, went to India, lost my luggage & got trapped and confused in Delhi!
- A Beginners’ Guide to the 69th Berlinale. Yes! The Berlin International Film Festival 2019 is finally here!
- The top 20 favourite festival films you should really watch in 2019!
- BREXIT! Don’t panic if you’re British & live in Germany. Here’s what to do!
- An introduction to Jaipur – The Pink City in Rajasthan! – Incredible India!
- I was supposed to be featured in a newspaper article for June, but I had to cancel the interview.
Is it any wonder that even though I was featured everywhere, I didn’t have time for the blog itself!
Just know that even though the post might not be published, it’s certainly written!
PLANS FOR SUMMER
This summer I’ll be travelling to Italy, Georgia, Poland & England!
My favourite part of Italy is Tuscany, but we’re not going there this time, we’re going to an island.
The island of Sardinia.
I’m not big on hot beaches, but sometimes, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone, and for me, it’s a very hot beach rather than a windy rainy one!
I’ve never been to Sardinia before, but it should be fun!
When I first heard mention of Georgia, I thought it was Georgia – the American state – in the USA.
But it isn’t.
A country in the Caucasus.
A country from the former USSR.
I’m going to be there as a guest of the city of Tbilisi.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Georgia is going to be the place to be in 2019/2020.
More about that in the weeks to come!
In fact, as far as Poland is concerned, I’m a bit of a notorious star!
And why pray?
Because of an article that I wrote all of five (5) years ago!
And the title of said piece: Going to Poland: 10 reasons not to go!
Here are the articles I wrote previously:
- Going to Poland: 10 reasons not to go!
- How to use the train in Poland: 10 tips to help you
- If you’re looking for a cheap holiday. The Polish Baltic Sea is pretty alright!
- A 5-minute introduction to Warsaw. That’s in Poland didn’t you know!
- Don’t Just Stand There – 23 Reasons to Do It in Warsaw!
- I’m going to Warsaw – It’s going to be astonishing and quite wacky!
- The food of Poland and how much I have to eat!
- The secret of eating & drinking in Warsaw – How to make pierogi and eat it!
- Best of Poland: Dumplings, & everything in between!
- Best of Eastern Europe. And that’s official!
And remember, if ever you need help booking or organising a trip, you can contact me here!
Speaking of England.
I rarely talk about intimate members of my family, but my dad passed away last Saturday.
It’s been most upsetting.
He was a man who was born into wealth and privilege but chose to live a gentle life.
He was quiet but allowed us all to choose what was best for us, rather than the other way around.
Most importantly of all, he loved running and was always in one marathon or the other. In fact, growing up, he was kind enough to let all his children win, whenever we ran against him!
I’ve always had my daddy even as an adult and a parent myself.
It feels strange.
I don’t have a dad anymore!
He was 77 years old and is survived by his children & second wife of 40+ years.
ps. To protect the privacy of my family, the photograph above isn’t actually him, but an ode and representation of my father.
IT’S SUMMER! JUNE 2019: HIGHS & LOWS
This article isn’t sponsored, and all opinions and thoughts are utterly, my very own!
That’s it for now.
See you soon!
Watch this space!
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