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peace out yo!
Can you do loads of things by friday then, during your holiday, post on here the things that are worth doing so I don't risk doing something rubbish?
erm I don't know if i'm doing 'loads of things' to be honest....i just booked it about 14 hours ago....haven't even got a place to stay yet. I'm just going there for a sandwich and a haircut really.
I'm flying to schoenfeld or whatever and I'm taking it from there.
I'm going tomorrow. It'll be funny if we end up in the same place :|
I haven't decided yet....i'll figure it out when I'm there
I'm sure I'll end up in a decent enough place for my standards.
I travelled like that around India and never failed to find a place to stay for 4 whole months.
I did the same in Amsterdam a couple of years ago too.
I have everything organised down to a tee when I go travelling. It's scary enough being in the middle of nowhere in a strange country without having to find somewhere to sleep. The times I've been forced to just turn up somewhere without having a place booked have mostly been awful. Like the time in the Longji in China when we ended up sleeping on the hard floor of some guy's unfinished house with massive spiders and he fed us chicken heads.
Excuse the hippy-esque bull shit, but that IS travelling. Chicken heads= cultural exploration. Having somewhere with a hot shower, familiar social conventions and access to the internet should not be on your priority list. Well, thats what i reckon at least. P.S. Chris, i appreciated your tips for India, they payed off big time. Especially the backwater trip in Alleppey. Cheers.
and for a bit of India.
It can be very exciting and you can drift where ever takes your fancy and wind up having loads of tales of locals' hospitality, inviting you to stay with their families and all that but the flip side of that is sleeping rough or in someone's shed or a mud hut or in a borrowed tent in a ditch and it can get a bit wearying.
I paid a taxi driver 50 rupees to let me sleep in the back of his car the 1st night in Mumbai due to a fuck up with hotel bookings.
(Rule 1 of travelling, don't let fuckwits organise anything)
went somewhere.....hope you had a good time ;)
is pretty cool, loads of neat bars, clubs and shops. Hopefuly the weather will be better than when I was there in December so you can 'hang out' a bit.
Also, make the effort to go to the tv tower, its an amazing view of the city from the top of it, best to try to time it as dusk is hitting and the city starts to light up.
If you have the time and money, (and if cabaret/aerial work is of any interest to you) go and see Versus at Chamaleon Theatre in the Hackeschen Höfen. There's also an absolutely fantastic Tapas place next to the theatre and a couple of other nice looking restaurants that I wound up not going to.
Don't bother with the Sex Museum, it's a load of shite, and to get to it you have to go through the Kinos and Bar 69, which are grimly seedy, and not in a 'good hipster' way.
As for clubbing, don't know if that's your thing or not, but Tresor, Horst KRZBRG, Watergate and Berghain would all be worth checking out.
Also, this website was pretty much invaluable;
The Germans I encountered throughout my weeks stay in Berlin were helpful, friendly and very open. I was pleasantly surprised.
Hope you enjoy your time there.
I was on holiday.
A thousand apologies.
Did you have a good time?
Haven't gone yet. Going tomorrow.
And I would really recommend having berlin.unlike on your smartphone. Very handy. Especially for restaurants and clubs.
Think the unlike app is iPhone only but I have bookmarked it on my phone. Mega excited now.