Good things Berlin has to offer

Good Chinese food   1 vote - 33 %
Cheap rent   1 vote - 33 %
Cheap groceries   1 vote - 33 %
Die Ärzte   2 votes - 66 %
Many roads out   1 vote - 33 %
 
3 Total Votes
Did you not visit by Herring (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 07:09:05 AM EST
the Berliner China Shop? Very famous - up there with Cheeses of Nazareth.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

I heard a documentary on the radio last night. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 07:11:39 AM EST
It's about how everyone from where you live is a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Can't quite remember the name, but I think it was something like "From Surrey, I Haven't a Clue".

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I feel vindicated by this diary. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 10:09:29 AM EST
Berlin's a shite place for families. Also, I'm mostly annoyed by the errant apostrophes in that sign.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Correction: by sugar spun (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 11:42:13 AM EST
Berlin's a shite place for families.

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Correction: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 05:45:11 PM EST
It's a great place to get laid. Way better than America.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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If only the apostrophe's were the wor'st bit by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #6 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 11:52:41 AM EST
Even fucking Budapest was more family-friendly and handicapped-accessible. Berlin's public transport is a maze of multiple levels of long walkways, staircases, and massive & uneven gaps, and most entrances require crossing into a split median over cobblestones. It's also expensive as hell considering the piss-poor coverage.

They seem to have defeated the scratchers by adding white silhouettes of the B'burg gate in a multi-directional pattern to all the glass. TRhe downside is that instead of not being able to see through 80% of the windows covered in graffiti, now you can't see through 100% of the windows covered in sideways landmarks. For the same reason, the vinyl seats are covered in what could only be described as "someone hacked the digital cammo printshop and ran:

      :s/green/purple/g
    :s/brown/pink/g

woof.

Jesus Christ you're a tool -- Dr Thrustgood

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You daughter is adorable by yankeehack (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 10:18:18 AM EST
that is all. Carry on.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
Seconded. by Phage (4.00 / 1) #8 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 12:31:43 PM EST
Awwwwww...

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Thank you. by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 03:36:46 PM EST
I understand my wife has set up a little sideline business selling my services as a provider of recessive haploid cells. You might want to ping her.

woof.

Jesus Christ you're a tool -- Dr Thrustgood

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Berlin tourism by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 12:01:33 PM EST
I found Berlin tourism very much anchored around the guilt industry. All german guilt about WW2, east german oppression etc. has an outlet in Berlin.

It retails national embarrassment.

Berlin: I liked it by brokkr (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 02:26:54 PM EST
Then again, I don't have any puppies in tow. Public transport mostly seemed to work and the Ägyptisches Museum, Topographie des Terrors, the Stasi Museum and the Jüdisches Museum were good. If you're going to the Currywurst museum you're asking for it yourself :)
--
Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn, at aldrei deyr: dómr um dau∂an hvern.

We expected only a little amusement by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #10 Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 02:51:11 PM EST
We had no high hopes. When you watch an infomercial you don't compare it to Aida or Cosi Fan Tutte and we didn't. But you also don't expect the Cillit Bang bastard to smash down your door and kick you in the nuts, pointing and giggling at you as he lifts your wallet and pisses on the sofa.

woof.

Jesus Christ you're a tool -- Dr Thrustgood

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Despite all the unhappieness by ReboundRabbit (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 07:44:22 AM EST
It was great of you guys coming down to see us. We really appreciated it, but even more, we really enjoyed it! The brunch was nice, sadly we didn't have more time to spend with you. But we were so eager to cycle at least 10m without getting wet. Well, we managed to push the bike from the shop around the corner. Then it started to rain. But oh well, we had loads of fun anyway ... :-)

Optional activity: Standing around and enjoying life. -- Jan Gehl (Architect)

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€3.30 for a Coke?! by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 10:20:26 AM EST
That's almost $5.  How much are you getting for that exorbitant sum?  Most vending machines around here sell 20oz bottles for $1.25, and I don't think I've ever seen a vending machine (even in "captive" areas) sell for more than $2.00.

11-16oz, depending by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 11:34:25 AM EST
But ours is at least made with sugar, not NFCS.

woof.

Jesus Christ you're a tool -- Dr Thrustgood

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