Tour de Berlin: Everything Else

 

Honestly, for me, Berlin was like the Vegas of Europe.  Right up there with Amsterdam.  I really almost didn’t survive.  Between biking the entire city (for two solid days), and then going out at night (every night), by the time we got to the airport I was basically a zombie.  Let’s look back at how I got that way.

Laterns from the outside of our hostel. I just thought this was cool looking... not really relevant to anything else.
Laterns from the outside of our hostel. I just thought this was cool looking… not really relevant to anything else.

On our first night in Berlin, we went to Kaffee Burger, which was an institution in East Berlin for the arts crowd in the ’70’s.  Now, it keeps its authentic vibe with it’s vintage decor (including red velour wallpaper!). We were so lucky, we came on a night where they played Russendisco, which is crazy Russian music.  I danced around like a lunatic (especially to a song where all they did was sing in Russian and then all of a sudden yell “Ciao bella, ciao bell, ciao ciao ciao! Best song ever).  I definitely recommend it if you’re ever in Berlin for the most fun night you’ll ever have, just check the website first and make sure it’s a Russendisco night.

IMG_4379

Scenes from a bike tour:

Couldn't have looked more like a tourist if I tried...
Couldn’t have looked more like a tourist if I tried…

DSC02267 DSC02292 DSC02294 DSC02295 DSC02298 DSC02303

 

IMG_4060

DSC02348

My favorite neighborhood in Berlin...near the Admiral's Bridge
My favorite neighborhood in Berlin…near the Admiral’s Bridge

DSC02351

We had passed a Photoautomat earlier in the trip, but knew it would be on the bike tour so we didn’t want to spoil it.  I excitedly planned out what our poses would be, put in my 2 euros, and then heard the money fall through.  And then nothing. Nothing happened.  No amazing photo strip from Berlin. Solid disappointment.

DSC02345 DSC02343

One of my favorite parts of the bike tour was visiting Tempelhof Airport.  It was a commercial airport, and then was used by Nazi forces during WW2, followed by the Western forces to supply food to West Berlin (also known as the Berlin Airlift) during the Cold War.  It is now closed, and has been taken over as a park.  It was so fun to ride our bikes on the runway.  Katie and I were delirious at this point, so we literally were hysterical during this whole portion of the ride.

DSC02330 DSC02333 DSC02338

Meet Spence and Laz.  Probably the two most fun human beings I’ve ever met.  Did nothing but laugh with these two. I will contribute my liver failure to them.

IMG_2302

Not really sure why I thought it would be a great idea to ride a strangers bike on a moving train...
Not really sure why I thought it would be a great idea to ride a strangers bike on a moving train…
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s