My initial perception of Berlin is pretty good. I’m not going through any culture shock, because Berlin is a lot like Minneapolis. I guess aside from the language, here are the few exceptions I’ve found so far:
In Berlin, Everyone smokes. Everyone.
In Berlin, Everyone wears black. Everyone. I’m pretty sure anyone wearing all white would be shot on sight.
In Berlin, people follow the rules, especially when driving or walking, and there is little tolerance for rulebreakers.
The beer in Berlin makes the beer in Minneapolis taste like piss
Berlin has a bunch of Internet Cafe’s with fucked up kezbÃ¶Ã¤rds
Lots and Lots and LOTS of art in Berlin. Statues, memorials, museums, you name it.
Lots and Lots and LOTS of graffiti in Berlin.
Minneapolis has never been bombed.
But most importantly, Minneapolis has more live music than Berlin. Or perhaps I should say, the live music is easier to find in Minneapolis.
I’m in KÃ¶ln now, and moving south, but it’s back to Berlin by the 24th for the Marilyn Manson concert in Citadelle Spandeau…