Warsaw to Berlin
31.10.2018 - 31.10.2018
This will be a short entry (hooray!) because we spent most of the day on a train travelling to Berlin. It was very comfortable in the First Class coach and the scenery was very restful being mainly fields punctuated by villages with the occasional forest thrown in. The tricky bit came on arrival in Berlin as the Warsaw train arrives at a suburban station and then we needed to get the S-Bahn to get to the main station and thence to our hotel. So we had to change platforms and find the correct train...but it all worked well and we made it to the Central station and found a very pleasant taxi driver to convey us to Hotel Graf Pückler.
The hotel is fascinating...it is in the Wedding district ( not wedding...Vedding!) which was in East Berlin but within walking distance of the centre. It looks as if it was once flats for the proletariat but it has been converted into a comfortable place to stay. I haven’t yet worked my way through the story of it in the welcome pack as I was too tired to think in German after a day’s travel. Keith found a wonderful restaurant last night using TripAdvisor as all those closest to the hotel are ‘Ethnic’ - Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Turkish etc which we weren’t looking for here in Berlin. It was a bit of a walk, but well worth it for the food and beer.
Bit of a disaster this morning, although I’d noticed my mock Fitbit had lost all my data from before the holiday and part of the first week with no idea why, it had behaved well ever since...so I had the plan of working out how much we’ve walked since being away as we’ve done a lot! Checked the interface to get the data, and it’s done it again and wiped all the previous records 😩😡...and the moral of the story as that you get what you pay for!