Just recently I visited Germany for Agritechnica, one of the worlds largest Agricultural shows. This was in Hannover just East of Berlin. After some pretty strong determination to get to Berlin in 2019, I managed to make one of the two airports so I could travel to Hannover. On the way back after the show, I decided to book an Airbnb for a two night stay so I could explore the city.
Berlin, to me, is just one of those cities that I never got to when I was younger. I hear so much about the history and the music scene from people within my circle that I really have been itching to find out what its all about.
I managed to get the train back from Hannover straight to the Berlin HBF, navigating the train network was pretty easy, thanks to Google. I had the address already pumped in. Im on of those people that when you book accommodation, you go straight on Google Street View to look at the surround area, so I had a little bit of an understanding of what to expect. I got off a train stop early, mainly because I wanted to have a walk and get my bearings. As my visit was in November, It was dark already. I noticed all of the posters and graffiti on the walls and around the streets. My Airbnb was in an area called Falckensteinstraẞe which is toward the central east of the city.
Fortunately, it was pretty good weather and no rain predicted. I was pretty adamant on finding a gym and some good breakfast. My friend Emma has recommended a cafe for me to try, serving a vegetarian breakfast I was up for trying something new. Also, I decided that I didn’t want to explore the city by foot as I had way little time, nor did I want to go on a train or a bus, but I found out that Uber had JUMP scooters to hire, so I worked out how these operated and got on board.
I was to meet my friend Jack for lunch, so I planned a little trip taking me right into the centre.
When I caught up with Jack, he took my on a stroll around passed the Berlin Wall, in fact he gave me some pretty good history of it. We managed to have a beer or two by the river and spoke a lot about the music scene and the best time to come and visit to experience the nightlife.
In the evening I caught up with Emma, for a poshhh old Mexican. I haven seen Emma in years so it was awesome to catch up.
I’m planning to revisit Berlin very soon to experience the nightlife.