September 26th, 2008 – by: Kate_Rach
Rachel leaving Hamburg
We got up, said our good byes to Nina and took the 10am train to Berlin
arriving here at 11:45am. Well we should have arrived at 11:45 but we had a little hiccup and missed our stop. We made it to the correct stop about a half hour behind schedule. We found our hostel and checked in to our 8-bed room before exploring the city. We had a bite to eat at a little pizza place and then went in serch of the bike tour start location. We never found it so we settled for a beer at a small bistro with outdoor seating. We then went back to our hostel to get sittuated. After that we went downstairs in our hostel to the bar and had a beer with Kristy, a girl from Los Angeles traveling through Europe for 3 months and "couch surfing".
Oops! Wrong Stop!
Its a site where you can sign up and have strangers who come to your city crash on your couch for a night or 2. Sounds interesting but it makes me wonder how they're paying thier hosts back. After a beer or 2 (it was happy hour), Rachel & I went to a bar called Klo which literally means toilet. It was basically a gag bar. I got sprayed with water when I walked in, the tables go up and down and they have someone telling jokes from a sort of DJ booth. We sat with a group of German women who were on a trip away from thier boyfriends/husbands for the weekend. They didn't speak much English but they were a lot of fun. Once they left, two people from the US joined us but they were kind of lame so we left and took the subway home and went to bed. Funny bar but only a one time thing. -Kate