I dont think i got this one right. But its my first sentence i’ve tried to piece together from the things ive heard and from the lonely planet book im hauling around here in Berlin. For the next four weeks I am going to embark on the voyage of german fluency one notecard, one word, one phrase at a time until i got this language down.
I arrived yesterday in Berlin after spending a night in Frankfurt. I woke up early, and proceeded from my ghetto-awesome hostel in Franfurt, in the rain, bear in mind, to Frankfurt am Main. The station was awesome; but im guessing im going to say that about every public transportation hub here in Germany.
After a good 5-6 hour trainride, through much greenery, i arrived in Berlin. I had a bit of a hard time getting to the baxpax hostel, but I was very impressed with it when I arrived. For 19 euros, I shared a bedroom with 3 random strangers, but we at least had our own shower and toilet in the room. (some hostels share one giant bathroom, and thats just gross). I met a bunch of students from UT Austin, VA Tech but most of the night we ended up just hanging out at the hostel’s bar.
I woke up early this morning and proceeded to the local starbucks (dont judge, it was the nearest free wifi hub), and checked the address to the Goethe Institut. It’s in a really nice part of town, near Hackescher Markt, and my living accomodation is about 3 subway stops from the institut, which makes it very convenient.
Today the plan is to visit the Pergamon museum and find my way back to my new home. To continue down the list of things I love about Europe:
1. Rabbits in the parks of Franfurt
2. Norman Foster’s Commerzbank in Frankfurt
3. Beer bicycle
4. How every taxi is a Mercedes Benz
5. How you can always distinguish the Brazilians from a crowd