Things I notice in Berlin


– There is a weird mix of dense and empty dead zones in the city. Probably a result of 40 years of division.

– Public drinking and drunkenness is out of hand, especially on the metro system.

– I am just not as naturally(unnaturally?) fetish-minded as the Germans, not by a long shot.

– There are statues of / signs with bears everywhere.

– This one applies to Hamburg too (and perhaps all of Germany), but there is a strangely small number of places that take credit cards.