I have to admit, Germany is not in the list of countries I want to visit. Scratch that, I want to go to Germany only to experience authentic Oktoberfest feel. I have been to Oktoberfest homages in few countries but nothing beats the original right?
When we were in Germany, I asked mum why she chose Berlin. She answered with, I asked the same question myself last Saturday before my flight to the UK. I didn't know why I didn't think of Prague and Venice. Glad we didn't go to Prague as I am going next month. I am selfish like that. :P
We took the train from the airport. Gambling as we didn't know anything about the place. It was both our first time in Berlin. I just remembered using google earth to know how the area looked like and I remember seeing the Sony Building so I thought of using that as our reference in case we get lost. Luckily, the hotel is centrally located and we didn't have a hard time finding the building. We didn't have to resort to using the cab either. If there is one thing that I hate, it is unnecessary spending. I am stingy like that. Well, if you are a regular reader, you do know that about me already but I just like to stress that out. LOL!
As part of my/Luke and I's (although Luke's not with us) travel ritual, we rest, buy provisions and eat dinner. Buying provisions is a must to avoid late night room service. Let me tell you, I stay in 5 star hotels but I am still sensible about spending.
After dinner, we went to explore our area and stumble upon the test run for festival of lights. Lucky eh? I was actually planning to research about this event but since we already found it without looking, I didn't bother with the other places.
The next day, it rained so hard and the area became very cramped with tourist. As if act of God that we have a good view of the festival of light the previous night. :)