Starting the evening with Russian vodka cocktails in a Georgian restaurant in the western part of Berlin.
Continuing the night with British cider in the eastern part of the city.
Talking with a Polish about marriage.
Listening a German talk about his ex-girlfriend working in Spain for several months every year.
Discussing with an Italian who lives in Berlin about democracy in Italy, the changes the Lisbon treaty will bring to the EU (and why the death penalty will not come back), and the difficulties to find academic work.
Passing a large group of French on the way back home.