Berlin Day 0

St. Colmcille brought me from Boston to Dublin.

St. Colmcille - Aer Lingus

Vegetarian Airplane Food

Welcome to Dublin!

Dublin’s terminal A isn’t great. In fact, I only found one functional power outlet, and it conveniently spanned the entrance of the ladies’ room. I arrived at 5 AM and fought to stay awake as to not miss my flight!

Sunrise over Dublin

An inconvenient power arrangement

St. Ibar took me from Dublin to Berlin:

St. Ibar to Berlin

Schonefeld Airport

Over 24 hours awake now. A comfortable 1 hour train ride to the hotel.


Train Stations

Berlin subway

By some very very good luck and happy chance, I ran into the FUDcon dinner train. They very kindly and patiently waited for me to drop my things off and we headed out for yummy (and veggie-friendly thankfully) food!

Jesse's Green Beer

Linguine, Mozzarella, and Tomato with Basil

Jesse and Spot


I think I’ve been awake for something like 34 hours now. Time to sleep!

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


10 thoughts on “Berlin Day 0

  1. The plane food meal looks like veggies, a big stick of butter, and rice. I am guessing that its something else. It cools when airlines put the names on their planes. What airline was that?

    Posted by Stephen Smoogen | June 23, 2009, 10:22 pm
  2. Berlin Day 0 or Dublin day 0?

    Please check your title 😉

    Posted by tazz | June 24, 2009, 3:36 am
    • My title is correct. ‘Day 0’ indicates a day of travel. I spent some time in Dublin on the layover to Berlin.

      Posted by mairin | June 24, 2009, 4:03 am
  3. Enjoy your time here! Is this for holidays?

    Posted by Christoph | June 24, 2009, 6:29 am
  4. Guessing you’re here for LinuxTag too huh? I had a wander today just to get my bearings, but I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. Think Dan and Fab from Linux Outlaws are there tomorrow too…

    Posted by Jack | June 24, 2009, 5:14 pm
  5. I like the desktop background on your laptop on the fifth photo. It’s an amazing background! It reminds me of a leaf I saw in the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The guy who shot that leaf picture must be a really gifted 😉

    Posted by Lennart | June 25, 2009, 1:00 am
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