02 October 2009


Although Magdeburg isn't the most beautiful city, it has its charms. And it boasts the First Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, who lived there in the 900s. Highlights of my visit included eating one of the most mesmerizing fruits I've ever seen (but painful if someone throws it to you, and its green, slimy seeds taste like a pumpkin, and it's called a "kiwano"),

enjoying the last days of sunshine with a friend who had a birthday (and who forgot to leave his eyes open for the picture),

seeing the tallest church in eastern Germany (also seen in the background of the bridge picture),

seeing the famous architecture of Hundertwasser,

and making new friends by helping the Magdeburg branch move to a new location.

(Happy German Reunification Day and happy conference-watching!)