Berlin day 1
I didn’t sleep well, woke up a few times. I got a mail from work before 7h and next, it was a call at 7:30, a trivial thing but still woke me. Some more bedtime, than bathroom and breakfast, homemade burek.
It was time to had out, the weather is sunny and warm. First I went to the TV Tower, 22.5 €. I was early for 10 am entry but there was already a crowd in masks. A nice elevator ride to the 205m deck. There you can see how flat is Berlin and the visual line where Wall was.
After moving back down I sat for cigarete, beer 4.5 € and water 2.5 €.
It was time to move back to the hostel and make a plan of what to do next. Picked a few things and went shopping at Netto (banana, water, cookies 3.5 €). Stopped at a pastry shop and tried Berliner 1 €, better is krof in Slovenia.
From there I moved on to checkpoint Charlie. On the way there stopped at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Potsdamer Platz. While it was hot I entered the Mall of Berlin for AC and bought a belt for 13 €.
Now I had enough touristic scenery and walked away until I found myself in a residential area. It was time for the last burek and a beer 2.5 €.
Next was long walk to East Side Gallery. Passed alternative looking part of town. Nice muruals on Wall by the river.
From there some more walking to Alexanderplatz to meet with Nika. We went for diner in a Vietnamese restaurant Đistrict Một, there you get the feeling of street food place with chairs, napkins, … I had a curry with chicken, rice was already inside the bowl at the bottom. With a drink, it was 27 €, for both.
Then we went for a drink in James-Simon-Park by the Spree river on the other side from Museuminsel seating in a beach chair. We covered different topics. Really glad to have a chance to spend some time with her. And then again walk, to the hostel. Altogether I walked more than 30 kilometers that day on 30 degrees. Feet were not happy. Back at the hostel, is time for another beer, 2 4 1, 20 €. Žan joined for a few rounds. Nice evening. I was still not sleepy so I went out, join one pub-crawling group, I returned around 6 am in the morning to the hostel, 100 €.