The land of Sausage and Techno
14.11.2009 10 °C
So we get to Berlin right, to be honest it was cold, dark and slightly gloomy one might say. After surviving a horrid night in the airport surrounded by ..hobos and cold air.. we finally landed in Berlin (after almost taking the wrong train.. train 7 but on platform 4..who knew) Deliriously tired we spent the three hours before we could check into our hostel a mixture of sitting, eating and sitting. The next day we became slightly more adventurous. We saw the university Einstein graduated from, it had a Karl Marx quote in the lobby..touchy subject. We stared at german sausage and finally caved in and bought one. Mmm moustardscharff (mustard)! We continued around town staring at monuments, pretending to know what they were. In the next few days we saw a really cool jewish memorial, parliament building, small winter village market festival thing and to our delight..a Hogwarts forrest! We also saw the Brandonburg Gate where Pink Floyd once played as well as the Wall Memorial. We politely and respectively sampled the night life of Berlin (with a cheap pub crawl..heh heh)
Today we got to see the more interesting side of Berlin. Tiny little vintage shops, epic graffitti art and arguably the best playground ever. Our day ended with wandering around a sweet little market and eating one euro BRATWURST.!!!
Things we've learned:
-It's almost never sunny in Germany
-Everything here looks like a Jason Bourne movie
-Beer is cheap, Jag is cheaper.
-Nothing is discouraged, only VER BOTEN!
-The prostitutes here are not overrated and incredibly intimidating
-Jordyn falls less in Germany
-A room full of eighteen year old girls makes one uncomfortable male roommate
Things we've seen:
-An aussie chip half his tooth off
-Hundreds of art galleries, especially pretentious ones.
-A puddle of our own homesick tears (Don't worry everyone is fine now)
So off to Scotland for bagpipes and Haggus! Bye for now