Kookynie may be a thriving hub of cosmopolitan life, but after two years of pandemic confinement your International Affairs correspondent and his collaborator gratefully spread their wings on a two month assignment on the Vieux Continent, otherwise known as Europe.
Regretfully we came back, safely without covid, with a few yarns to tell, and of course loads of insightful analysis. Whilst away we voted federally (at the Australian Embassy Paris), and a highlight of our return was undoubtedly the Scotty-free air we breathed on arrival.
More verbiage to come later, but meantime some pics for a soft re-opening. Most of the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, but they left a section standing, known as the East Side Gallery because of its murals, which have been refreshed over the years. Always fun to check it out.