At long last we are back on the road again.
It's been quite a while since we have traveled the way we used to, taking months to tour through Europe on our motorcycle, going where ever the whim of the moment will take us. We're finally back!
This time we have taken a different route to get to Europe, having flown to Bangkok first (to take care of some business in Thailand and China), then on to Berlin, where we are now, for a week.
On our last bike trip through Europe (2008), we finally retired the bike we had ridden for so many years; parts were worn and the last straw was a broken shock that finally rendered it impossible to continue our ride on... But that is another story. This year, we have sent by sea, another GTS to Belgium where we will be picking it up soon.
For now, here are a couple high-lights of our week in Berlin...in the true spirit of "eat to ride"!
We have discovered a great Turkish restaurant there, that serves freshly made bread baked in a large tandoor oven, meat Kababs on skewers, and grilled vegetables. Tonight, the restaurant is empty; this evening is pleasantly warm but the restaurant is like a sauna inside. Instead, the patrons are sitting outside in a small plaza watching the activity and enjoying some great food. Children are playing in the plaza under the watchful eye of their parents, moslem women hurry through with a fresh round bread tucked under one arm to serve with dinner, friends gathering for a quick drink with friends...