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  • Writer's pictureAndrew White

Finding the thread

Old spiral staircase in a rundown building

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Not a city that welcomes you with open arms, doesn’t really welcome you at all in fact. It makes you chase through layers of parties, graffiti, crumbling buildings, parks, hard faces - beguiling, confusing and keeping you off balance along the way. The expectation of dropping into Berlin and riding the rail first go was naive. This isn’t Hong Kong. No welcoming fanfare and glittering carnival here. This is a city that you have to work for, a city you have to scratch around in the dust to find.


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