Part Three in a four-part series on our trip to Berlin.
After all that talk about wandering in my last post, I feel a little guilty. In the interest of full-disclosure, I should tell you that I don’t do all the wandering on foot. It’s true that most of our 24 hours in Berlin was spent hoofing it, and all of it was spent spontaneously rambling from place to place, but Berlin boasts some sweet ass S-Bahn, U-Bahn and bus systems. One day-pass and you can hop on and off any and all of these as much as your little heart desires. And dear David has a tendency towards motion sickness, so you never know when we’ll be compelled to make our exit.
We love public transportation, and have never been let down in any city we’ve visited so far. In Berlin, we raced to the top of the double-decker buses each time and shoved rookie tourists and burly locals out of our way just to sit in the front. Not only does this forward-facing position help with aforementioned motion sickness, it gives you an experience that can only be titled ‘IMAX: Bus.’ Every corner feels like turning a corner in rally-car racing, and every pedestrian or cyclist nearly clobbered is like a close-up action shot. You can ride in a loop as long as you please, seeing the sights from a seated position and doing some high-quality people watching.