Trip Start Jul 16, 2013
36Trip End Oct 07, 2013
I still can't get used to these suburban churches... where do they put the graveyard?
Another street corner for colour.
And yet more colour. I must admit that the whole of Berlin's no doubt not so cool. Somehow I fluked a really good suburb - well hardly fluked, I did have some advice. Being in this area has really made my trip though.
I went on a long pilgrimage in search of a German restaurant. I got further and further away from what I thought was the main drag but there seemed to be more and more restaurants.
These are the seats I didn't sit in. But I did eat in this restaurant.
I opted for a schnitzel with fresh cauliflower. I should have known they'd over cook the cauliflower... and the browned butter over the top didn't help it go down either.
On the way home I went near a park and came across these two blokes.
They were superb. I don't even think they were busking. It sounded like they were just working out a few songs for later.
The park itself was quite a surprise.
Quite a lot of people and just about everyone had a beer.
The sheer expansiveness was surprising. A bit of litter around but that's part of Berlin grudge.
Down here I spotted a take-away shop. I was so taken aback by the price that the shop-keeper thought I couldn't understand German. €0.90 for a half litre bottle.
Here and in Ukraine there is the phenomenon of people swooping on any finished bottle. Apparently each bottle is worth €0.08. In reality it's not really enough to make everyone return their bottles - but it does mean that the bottles get cleared up by the professionals.
This bloke didn't waste time on the empties, he just asked for money. A lot of well-heeled foreigners here so if you ask in English you're right.