this is just a quick evening post to let you know i have arrived safely in berlin. the bus trip from the airport to where i get to stay was impressive already: besides the many berlin sights i got to see through the windshield, i met my first "berliner"in. a girl circa my age - suppose that makes her a woman, then - from munich who organizes concerts and events for a living. just like everybody else here, it seems. it turned out she and i know a couple of same places and people, or at least thought so. awesome, now i know three people here.