Berlin (going to wing this one)
Berlin Travel Blog› entry 11 of 90 › view all entries
May 12th, 2006 – by: chivato
Anyway, got up kind of late.. which was nice. Good thing about being on vacation is that you can sleep in, even though, well, sleeping in these days means not rising before 9am. I met up with Phil (a new Brazillian friend) and Tara and we were off to do the walking tour of Berlin that we had purchased on the bus. Which was interesting, of course, since there is a lot of history in Berlin and well, unfortunately, not a lot of that contemporary history is all that positive.
I got to see the prusian built brandenburg gate, the museum island, .. well, a lot of good stuff. I even picked up a touristy piece of the berlin wall, complete with a picture of where it was taken from and everything.
The pub crawl.. hmm. well, left much to be desired. I mean, I do enjoy my night out drinking and whatnot, but I guess I've progressed beyond the point of pointless drinking. I figured I'd get some sort of tour that would explain.. well, what made the bar significant or how the Berlin night life works, etc. Instead, I introduced Phil to Jagermeister (who thought it tasted like toothpaste), enjoyed a few shots of tequilla and wandered back to the hostel after exhausting the free shots that came with the tour. In any light, it was rather unfufilling as well, most people were just not in the mood to get a little loose and I wasn't in the mood to hang out with people who'd rather sit in a corner than be social.
In any light, it's nice to be in a country that I can speak the language.. even if it is .. well, brutally rusty and horrifically bad. No way to get better without practice and whatnot. So anyway, it was a long day, but productive.. best you can expect.
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