Wednesday, 24 September 2008
It has been a week now, and straight from the plane to bed to work. Berlin was excellent, I wished I had gone for longer and I got to explore the city by myself on a few afternoons. Jess took me around and we didn't really leave the eastern part of the city as she resides in Ostbahnhof, which is literally walking distance from the good places to go out. We also went to more historical areas as well as the artistic ones and to a few flea markets and the such. I think the only day I sleep before 5am was the last night. Club Renata involved as much time in the queue to get in as being there. It was pretty good - a huge house converted in a club with pure electronica and nothing else. Bliss. It was cold, I have a memories of Jess and I sitting outside lots of places - including a cafe in Oranienburger were the owners kindly left out blankets for smokers and their companions. A man freely walking around the U-Bahn with a grey parrot, people who thought it was alright to dress head to toe in orange and yellow and a busker with the sign 'My Grandma has been taken by ninjas, need money for karate lessons'.