Friday, June 19, 2009

Europe: Berlin

"Traveling down the sidewalk, a biker navigates by the remains of The Berlin Wall in Ostbahnhof, Germany, Friday, June 19, 2009."

I’m currently in Berlin, and it’s fantastic over here. This is my first time to Europe and everything is basically how I read about: good beer, great food and easy to navigate.

So far, I’ve devoured some schnitzel, blood sausage, regular sausage, enough brats to make any local German happy for weeks, and kurry wurst among other great eats. Did I mention the beer is good? I even had a green beer.

The green beer is a local brew (although some say it’s a bad beer for German standards) with a bit of a twist. I had it at a beer garden with a little bit of reservation after I asked what the most popular beer at this establishment was.

They pour the beer into a glass with green, sweet tasting syrup called waldmeister, which is a flavorful herb. Spike it with a straw and serve cold. Obviously the nice German woman serving me knew I was a first-time tourist to Berlin. I think I caught a couple laughs, but then again, I could have just been thinking that in my head since I was not only drinking a colorful beer, but also from a straw. Bitte!

Unfortunately, I am paying to use the Internet right now, so I am wrapping this post short. Apparently this hotel doesn’t supply it for free, which is a total bummer. But at least I should have it for the remainder of my travels.

I’ll be making my way to Amsterdam in the morning and will be posted up there for two days before making my next move.

Stay tuned. Hopefully I’ll be able to update frequently.


Anonymous Isaac Viel said...

I was just talking with some friends last night about how much I miss all the beer mixers in Germany. Make sure you try a bananenweizen for breakfast sometime.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 11:31:00 AM  

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