Berlin, here we come

Thursday afternoon we made our way to Berlin. An idea that was hatched in December finally took off. Instead of the usual five at Christmas IMG_9141

the three of us (Christina, Christoph and I) went to see Sophie.

This time I already started taking pictures on the plane which drew Christoph’s wrath on me but I couldn’t help myself.IMG_9808

So glad we booked on Austrian since LH was striking again by the way.

Sophie picked us up from the airport and by bus we made our way to Schöneberg.  We had to change once and while waiting for the next bus we sampled one of the local beverages.IMG_9810

Once at the hotel Christoph and I checked in while the girls had to go a bit further to Sophie’s place. A meeting time was agreed on for later and we settled in at the Lindemanns.

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we made our first stop of the evening at Dada Falafel where we had excellent vegetarian dishes after even I got convinced that meat was not an option anymore on that evening.IMG_9815    IMG_9816IMG_9817  IMG_9821  IMG_9823  IMG_9825 From there we looked for a bar to continue the evening. After walking around for a bit (which sounds shorter now than it actually was) we hopped on the metro again and went eventually to the Wuergeengel. After a last drink there we called it a night and home we went. And this now sounds earlier than it actually was. Yours, Pollybert

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First night in Dublin

We took the long way to go to Dublin since the direct flight would leave on the way back at 7am. Therefore we decided to pay more and travel longer, just to have a relaxed going home.

Leaving Vienna at 1pm made for a great start. The whole morning was in front of me, I finished packing, read the newspaper and did some washing. That the whole thing then turned super stressful was really the fault of the washing machine.
Never mind, with a bit a of luck I made it to the meeting point on the time and we boarded the plane eventually with a smile.IMG_8244
Even on the plane we still kept smiling since Lufthansa had way better service than expected. We changed planes in Frankfurt which included a terminal change that lead us through one very long and weirdly illuminated tunnel.IMG_8249

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And since most of our flight was in the direction of the sunset, I had to take a picture.

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We arrived in Dublin with a bit of a delay due to foggy weather, something we know very well from Vienna. The airport looked small but well-organized and the Airlink bus, which we had to take to our hotel, was right outside. What I noticed right away, Dublin is a wifi capital. Starting immediately on the bus.IMG_8400

We got off at Christ Church Cathedral which was right next to our hotel, the Harding Hotel. Just 200m and then we could check in. And actually we didn’t get so far that evening. The Harding Hotel has a great pub downstairs and that’s were we regrouped for our first Guinness.

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One Guinness turned into another

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IMG_8274From that moment on there was no leaving anymore. We ordered our food and ate right next to the bar.
As usual no pictures, sorry it was too good and anyway it was too dark in there. But I have to be honest our first Guinness was a small one, called a glass. Which is very embarrassing because today we heard it’s just for girls…
Not that I am not a girl but actually we had two rounds of small beers trying different ales and stouts and eventually settling on Guinness, in pint size. It’s so good here.
Yours, Pollybert