After an 8+hrs flight (6+ hrs was full of screaming babies. Ugh!) I made it safely to Berlin this morning, coming in over the city as the sun was on the rise. After a delicious breakfast in a hip little restaurant, where the waiter was charming and sweet, as I stumbled through ordering my food in German, our epic roadtrip began and we spent the afternoon driving the Berlin countryside on the Autobahn to Holland. It is exhilarating and terrifying how fast some people drive!
We've showed up at and booked a 4 person room in a hostel for tonight:
$18 Euro/person ($23/person U.S. if I'm guessing correctly)--in an old
industrial building, turned hostel, called WOW Hostel. It's super hip and modern arty, very clean and wonderful. Clean beds and free Wifi--that's all I need!
Tomorrow we head downtown
and hopefully to the Anne Frank house (that's on my list); we're talking
about the Red Light District tonight, as we're all a little intrigued by the real seedy-ness of
the City's oldest vices. Wish us luck...and safe passage!