Kill the Hill

Steffi connected me with an informal mountain bike race happening in the Müggleberg forest shortly after my arrival in Berlin. It was a fun format: no timing, just a figure-8 loop through the forest, winners counted by number of lapss. There were three unis (me, Lena, and Finn), and maybe 12 bikes. The start/finish line was near the top of the hill, so after the race we got to ride the Müggelberg North Shore structures on the way down. They gave a fairly tame park (114.7m elevation, highest real hill in Berlin) some spice.

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Pokhara We had a full day to explore Pokhara, a very pretty town on a lake, with a large ex-pat hippie population. (What’s the difference between an illegal immigrant and an ex-pat? Money.) The hotel we stayed in was an emergency booking because of the change in itinerary, so those of us who were staying

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