Neunundneunzig Luftballons

Today is my last day in Berlin – my last day in Germany. I have a blablacar ride here in a few short hours to Wroclaw. I was going to skip Wroclaw and go to Krakow, since during my last trip it was one of my favorite cities, but I plan on meeting up with Julia on Monday, and Wroclaw is much closer to where she lives now. I may likely hit up Krakow on my way back north, as I would still like to spend a week or so in Prague as well before leaving the Schengen and heading to Romania or Ukraine. I was unable to find a hostel in Wroclaw that had three nights available, so I had to book one for two nights, then find a room on Airbnb for Saturday night.

Yesterday I didn’t accomplish too much. I had to go to the Decathlon store and pick up a new sleeping mat and sleeping bag, plus I got a small blanket and a raincoat. All of that gear was under 30 Euro. After lunch I pretty much just rode the rails, metro, and bus system around for awhile. It’s interesting to see the different parts of a city, especially one where you don’t have to be afraid of wandering into the dangerous areas – like in most American cities. On the western portion of the S-bahn I FINALLY found a section of the Spree River that was not blocked off, and was able to pick up a sample for my collection. That’s just about the extent of my adventures yesterday. I had to take an hour or two and find transportation and lodging for the next few days.

I guess this is going to be a short update. I don’t have much more to say. I will probably just hang out in the commons room here at the hostel for the next three hours until it’s time to meet my ride. I hope visiting Wroclaw this time can change my opinion of it from last time.

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