Days 4 and 5: Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 August 2012
|Vikram (India), Venuri (Sri Lanka), Lubna (Bangladesh) and Amir (Iran) at Uferstudios|
I am writing this on the morning of my departure from Berlin. I’ve only been here five days, but it seems like much more. The trip has been packed with experiences – good, bad and indifferent – and I have to thank wholeheartedly the Goethe-Institut for inviting me, and specifically our local guides Martin and Claudia who have given so generously of their time, knowledge and friendship. Days before we left from India, we were sent a survey from the Goethe-Institut headquarters. One of the sections – rather strangely, I thought – had to do with our perception of Germans. I ticked mostly ‘don’t know’ – having never really been in Germany or interacted with very many Germans. I wish they had sent the survey now – that particular section would be much easier to respond to!