Thursday, February 28, 2013

Berlin. Again.

I've lost count how many times I have been to Berlin. I just remember that my first time was at the end of summer 2010. Yet I have been so many times I always discover something new, new places and meet new people.

I'm not very keen about staying in hostels (even if it's free) because most of the people that stay there are not in my frequency. I mean they travel in a different way I do. I'm not judging in any way. I just don't like it. Let me make one thing clear thought: working in one is different. Why? It's hard to explain but I will try. When you're working in a hostel you are there to make guests feel at home. Not that you are forced but I was doing it because is one of the best jobs I've ever had. Staying is different, you go there and you are on the other side of the reception desk. At least for me it's easier to talk to people while working rather than go sit in the common room as a guest.

I think I didn't explain anything but I know there is a difference. If I have the option between staying in a hostel (for free) or staying with friends/CS/BW, of course I would choose the latter. Let's leave it like that.
I met Annika in Tallinn and we met again in Berlin for a few days while she was on holidays. I have to admit that she had me dancing (twice so far) without me being drunk. Actually I've danced sober three times already; first time was with Karolina back in Tallinn. I also met with Laura. I met her in 2011 when I was living here. We got lost looking for Kreuzberg!

The world is a very small place because I was going to meet Hannan and coincidentally she was staying in a hostel just around the corner from the hostel I was staying. We were thinking about hitchhiking together to the UK but well, that is not going to happen.

It was a pitty that I couldn't meet with Filiz this time. It was awesome to hitch with her and can't wait to do it again...soon!!

1 comment:

Laura Auzina said...

well, i do stay sometimes in the hostels, not only working. all right those times you may count on one max two hands but still. and even though i love the authentic experiences and all that. actually at the moment im in one and trully enjoy that i have a nice warm place and no obligation to talk to anybody 1 to 1
laura (the berlin latvian one)