This week, 26 March, I’ve done quite a lot of stuff. I’m starting a new position in Chicago, so I’ve had some time between jobs.

I visited an abandoned CIA Spy Tower and a former olympic stadium. I visited the Deutsche Technik Mesuem, and I got to catch up with a few of my friends in Berlin. It was a nice weekend trip.

Some of the things I learned:

  1. Google Maps are a big deal in the US. They’re great. However, they aren’t so great on bandwhidth. However, Nokia Maps, with the maps downloaded, are awesome! I was able to use my android phone on airplane mode the whole time and was able to use Nokia maps for train and walking directions (even up a mountain).

  2. Its good to target new sites you haven’t seen before, its great to get out of your same routine. The more adventurous the route the better.

  3. Airports are huge, and make great parks. (See the templehof picture)


The idea of a small restaurant/shop is great for a Minimal Viable Product of the food world. I think more food businesses should do this. Food trucks appear to be a “happy medium.”

  1. Taking a break between jobs is a VERY good thing. Its even better for the next employer as that you can come back fresh.


  1. Tempelhof Airport

[caption id=”attachment_549” align=”alignnone” width=”300”]ANother photo from Tuefelberg. ANother photo from Tuefelberg.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_550” align=”alignnone” width=”169”]One of hte Teufelberg Buildings One of hte Teufelberg Buildings[/caption]


[caption id=”attachment_552” align=”alignnone” width=”300”]S75 Trains S75 Trains[/caption]