I should mention that I am back in Munich for the long-term, yet again, since the start of the month.
It was difficult to be away from home, but I am glad I discovered Berlin. I really like Munich, and it offers a far better quality of life than anywhere in Britain, but Berlin is bigger, more diverse, lively, and less complacent. It's like a cheap London. If I live somewhere for the rest of my life, I think I'd like it to be Berlin.