I soooo need a bike. It’s the easiest way to get around Berlin. I don’t want to drive…driving sucks ass here. It’s so hard to find parking, even at your own building, and you can rarely buy parking at your building even…there are hardly any parking lots in the whole city. It’s Europe, and the city evolved well before cars. Also, forget what you heard about the Italians, Berliners are the worst drivers in the western world and I don’t want to be on the road with them! Oh yeah, and also I don’t have a license here!
I usually walk and take public transport, but there are a number of things wrong with this. 1) even though public transport is good, about half the trains need to be replaced and sometimes they break, which sucks if you were in a hurry to begin with. It happened to me today. We all sat around forever and they eventually came and told us that we had to find some other way to get to our destination. I had no other way, so I walked and it took me half an hour and I was in a hurry. 2) When I’m going places that aren’t soooo far I don’t take public transport because I have to stand there, wait for it, and then get there. so I regularily spend about half an hour walking, which would be nice except I don’t have so much time! If I get a bike I’ll get there in 10.
I needs me a bike!