Berlin: Day 2

Trip Start Aug 23, 2010
Trip End Jan 13, 2011

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday 6/9/19, 1:03pm, Metropol Hostel Common Room Computers, Berlin.

Have a cold. Not feeling fantastic.
Will update properly & add pics later.

Alternative Berlin tour yesterday. Saw really cool street art. Very expressive.

Alexanderplatz smells like poo everywhere. Bit gross.

Emailed a few couch surf hosts so hopefully get to do that soon in Berlin!
Also emailed WWOOF farm so might go there in about a week.

Canadian friend I made in Düsseldorf prob coming to Berlin in a few days so will get to hang out with him again! Been hanging out with Max. Awesome fun.

Bis Später.

Tuesday 7/9/10, 1:49pm, Metropol Common room, Kreuzburg, Berlin.
SUPER sick today. Had trouble sleeping; was either freezing or boiling. Clogged sinus and head. Yuck.
Yesterday went to the permanent Dali expo which was really interesting. I'm more a fan pd hood paintings but they had SO much of his other stuff; water colours, sketches, ink drawings, metal status, collage etc. he's done illustrations for alice in wonderland too which are sooo cool cos his thing IS dreams.

Didn't do much after. Went out with two co-hostellers and max to a club- so bad! Was just like a year 10 social/disco. People were getting in to it but it was pretty terrible.
Spoke with some germans outside. They got us in for free with the password we had to remember: Ostzonensuppenwürfel. Easy. (= "east-side soup cube").

The girl and I left while the two boys stayed. We got pretty lost and ended up cabbing it home. 19€! Not cheap. Big city.

Part of the alternative tour took us to Tacheles. Abandoned building with WWII bullet ricochet scars on the outside (!!) in which struggling Berlin artists use the rooms as studio space. You can walk around them looking at their at while they're there creating more! The walls and stairwell are COVERED in graffiti and posters. So cool. And out the back are a few beach bars: sand on the ground and a real tropical feel. Nice escape.

Couch surfing Max's tonight, hope to hear from couch surfers by tomorrow. Farm is harvesting potatoes saturday. still deciding whether to go there or stay in Berlin for the big electro gig sat night as part of Berlin music week. Max has tickets... Hmm..
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