Due to time and money limitations, instead of composing elaborate posts, I am going to be copying excerpts from my journal throughout this trip. You know, bits that aren´t too embarrassing. I will put the location and date of the journal entry as the post title. By the time they make it up here from the journal, I will most likely have moved on already.
Arrived from Paris this morning on the overnight train.
I like Berlin. But I also feel very much alone.
Overheard a conversation between an Australian girl and a Norwegian lady in the hostel cafe.
Girl says her dad´s German, but he left the family when she was very young. She´s now come to Berlin to find him. Found him, but he refused to see her.
Everyone´s got their own story.
The lady seemed to take a liking to her. Says she´s got four kids and tells the girl that she and her younger son will like each other! She got the girl´s MySpace details so her son can look her up.
Why do people keep speaking to me in German? Do I look like I speak German? Even when I´m clutching a guidebook and a camera in obvious tourist areas?
Went on a free walking tour.
The Argentinian guy has been travelling from India (by plane).
The Aussie mom and son has been on the road for 2 months now.
I suppose what I´m doing isn´t all that special afterall.