Thoughts on Brexit

I am devastated by Brexit: I’m a UK expat, of mixed Celtic and Anglo-Saxon heritage, my wife is Swedish, one of my children was born in Romania, the other in America. I have lived in seven countries on four continents. I lived through WWII as a child, and the Suez crisis, which made it clear… Continue reading Thoughts on Brexit


John BERRY BICYCLE TRIP 2015 Blog Instalment #3: June 4th, 2015   By the time I had seen Warsaw I was more than a week behind schedule, so I decided to take the train to NE Poland in order to catch up. My destination of choice was Bialystok or somewhere just beyond it. My attempts… Continue reading Bicycle-Tour-2015-3


John BERRY BICYCLE TRIP 2015 Blog Instalment #1: May 16th, 2015 This year my annual tour is overshadowed by tragedy in our family. Our daughter Dana’s fiance, Robby Draper, had four children by a previous marriage. On the 22nd April, Crystal, his ex-wife, was waiting to make a left turn into their subdivision in Liberty… Continue reading Bicycle-Tour-2015-1

Bicycle-Tour-2014-2: Oranienburg-to-Bratislava

Saturday, June 7th, Bratislava, Slovakia.  Edited, Monday 4th August 2014 Hot summer weather has finally arrived in Central Europe in the last two days, just about the time that I arrived at the River Danube/Donau/Dune, which is schoen indeed, but not blue by any means. I realize (i.e. many of you have let me know)… Continue reading Bicycle-Tour-2014-2: Oranienburg-to-Bratislava

Bike-Tour-2014-1: Lund to Oranienburg

JOHN BERRY’S 2014 BICYCLE TOUR MAY 28TH 2014 INSTALMENT 1: LUND, SWEDEN TO ORANIENBURG, GERMANY Hello, friends and readers! Right now I am sitting in a Holiday Flat of sorts, Pension Nöske, in the kind of Alice-in-Wonderland situation that I have come to expect in former East Germany. The address is 9 Karl Str., Oranienburg,… Continue reading Bike-Tour-2014-1: Lund to Oranienburg