|Ok so we settled in here in Berlin at a hostel and have met some very cool people, especially our roomates. Our roomates have been from places like, Utah, Denmark, Serbia, Russia and of course we couldnt be without a fellow Chilango =) We especially clicked with Osfabel (Mexican) and hung out with him on several occassions. We met at a bar, ZYANKALI, that looked more like a haunted house than any bar we´d ever been too, (see pics). THey served a beer with a 13% alcohol level.
It´s like Vegas here in that you can walk on the streets and drink alcohol. Oh and beers are about 50 cents each at the grocery store. So yeah, we had a few before going to any bar, not that it´s expensive there, we´re just on a budget =)
We did a tour of The Berlin Underground, focusing on activism and art. They have things called Wagon colonies which are self sufficient. The underground has some amazing fine artist but is most heavy with graffiti art. Lots of squatter buildings which have been turned into these HUGE art colonies and have become part of the culture to a point of being left alone by the state.
Berlin can be very hot one minute and it can be raining and freezing the next. We´re planing on staying here for a couple more days, perhaps leave on Tuesday and get a chance to do the traditional WWII tour with Nazi and Holocaust attractions.
We´ll keep you posted =)