13.07.2007 -17 °C
Then that doesn't really explain anything. BUT I have to admit that I really liked Berlin. Part of it due to my first hostel experience on this trip. I suppose I missed the immediate social aspect that I hadn't had in previous countries. And to the naysayers who said private rooms are silly.. I slept quite well thank you. Apparently in one room some guy was snoring so loud another guy got up and started hitting him with a pillow until he stopped snoring.. Twice. Another room these french girls started blow drying their hair at 6am. Someone threw a water bottle at them.
One thing I found curious about Berlin is the its undercover police. We were riding on the train when a plain woman comes up to us and shows a badge of some sort saying Ticket! Ticket!.. but spoke no english. When this guy in our group apparently didn't have his stamped, we were ushered off the train. Suddenly it was the woman and 2 more guys who seemed even more ordinary. I figured they were translators but it turned out these were the only 3 germans I came across who dont speak english. Eventually we got our tickets figured out but that was pretty bizarre.
Im in Prague now. The great city that everyone said was so cool. Unfortunately its been averaging around 95 during the day resulting in immediate purchasing of new tshirts as my clothes dont seem to be holding up. Theres also an abundance of flies, especially at night. Aside from that I've also discovered this is the stomping ground of brits who need a cheap getaway to throw stag parties. Fortunately the architecture is amazing and after discovering expats.cz I have quite a few things more I want to do ie; kafka museum, communism museum etc..
OH PS.. I got to write on the berlin wall before I left. What was the first thing that came to mind when signing this deep piece of history that changed lives and an entire nation..?
"Whats love got to do with it?"
..and little hearts encircling it.
You're welcome Germany.