We swapped the chill of Berlin for the sun of a slightly-less chilly Rome. It was our longest and best trip thanks to a combination of timing and finally deciding a nice hotel is worth it. Although we sublet in Berlin, I’m … Continue reading
We were in need of a change of culinary pace. More specifically, we needed a Thai restaurant. Now you may see in my archives that we have a neighborhood Thai place, but no more. Sadly, Sarod’s changed management and isn’t up to what it used to be.
And that’s why we had to go to Steglitz. I can’t tell you much else about Steglitz, since my experiences there are limited to walking from the S-Bahn to my new favorite Thai restaurant. I can’t take credit for the find, however, that was entirely Jon. It was his idea to look up the nearest Thai restaurant to the Thai embassy and voila! There’s was Dokmai.
The restaurant is small and the service is friendly. We’ve been twice and both times I ordered the basic – but telling! – Pad Thai. Its perfect; its tasty, and what’s more, it was exactly the same on both visits!
This spicy, basil chicken was delicious, too. Can you see the peppercorns? So good.
Don’t mind the schlep? Find Dokmai Muthesiusstraße 38 by taking the S1 or U9 to Rathaus Steglitz.
I might have stretched S a little thin with two classical music performances over the weekend. How could we pass up a Bach-marathon, or a family showing of “Die Zauberflöte?” You may be thinking: “quite easily.” I certainly got one … Continue reading
Last week, we fell in love with Finland (or at the very least, Finland’s way with salmon and cardamom), and on Friday, we followed it up with a general Scandinavian affair at the Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt. This market is much larger … Continue reading
The Deutsches Technikmuseum is the place to be for all things mechanical. We spent a few hours there. Jon and S moving from exhibit to exhibit with interest, and me dragging my feet behind them. It isn’t that the … Continue reading
“You have Lachs in your hair,” said my husband as he gingerly picked a bit of salmon off of me and flicked it to the ground. I didn’t care; after three years in the US we were finally back at … Continue reading
The next morning we headed to Weimar. As I mentioned in the first part of my Thüringen travel posts, Weimar was the home of Goethe and Schiller. It is also the home of a lovely Goethe and Schiller statue: We … Continue reading
Sitting still doesn’t work for me. Hitting three small German towns (including a Kulturstadt and a Lutherstadt, no less) in two days? Absolutely, I’m there. We ending up with Erfurt, Weimar, and Jena for two reasons. The very practical reason … Continue reading
About a month ago, S’s teachers sent a note home reminding us to send in a Lanternenstab. This led to me going “huh?” what?” for a while, to myself of course, followed by some hurried texting to Jon. I’m supposed to … Continue reading
Despite a lack of activity on this blog, we have been BUSY. There are constant plans or planning or waiting to plan, because who knows what our visitors will want to do and where will we feed them? And you know … Continue reading