On Thursday evening I arrived in Berlin after an six hour train ride from Amsterdam. At the start of this trip I was looking at 4 hour journeys as though they’d be horrendous, and now I find that kind of cute after having really long travel days – my longest so far has been 20 hours hostel to hostel.

It was a bit of a pain in the arse getting to the hostel, so for the evening I stayed in. Friday, I got up and was intending to do a walking tour, but there was literally around a hundred people going for the same one – I find big groups for walking tours a bit tedious and I thought that with so many people the tour would be like herding cats, so instead I went off to do my own thing. As it was my first day, I thought I’d get the standard tourist stuff done, ┬áso I saw the Brandenburg Gate, Topography of Terror, Tiergarten, The Holocaust Memorial, Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Checkpoint Charlie and a few other places too. In the evening I met someone who was staying in the room next door to me so we took advantage of the cheap beer in the hostel bar.

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So far in 2015…

It’s fair to say that 2015 is the year I’ve decided to start travelling.


It started off last August, just before I started a new job when I booked myself a trip to New York. It’s fair to say I was far from in the best of moods, so I didn’t bother asking anyone if they wanted to join me. A few months later, I found out that I had been booked off work for a week at the end of January,so on a whim, I booked myself a trip to Berlin. A couple of weeks after that, I was talking to a friend about how we could do with a weekend away from work, and a trip to Amsterdam was booked.

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