Unless I plan to pop my clogs at sixty it’s not really a midlife crisis, but it sure feels like one. In short, I’m in a rut. I’m single and various things point to that not changing soon. I have an admittedly good job but it leads nowhere and it’s not what I want to do with my life. It’s been years since I did something to surprise myself or anyone else. So I decided to do just that.
I’m equipped with an Interrail pass and an almost complete lack of planning. I’m taking the train to Berlin Wednesday night. Once there, I guess I’ll try to rustle up some place to sleep and then spend a day or two checking out the city. Then I’ll pop on down to the train station and see if there are any cool cities I can ride to. I’ll keep doing this until I a) run out of vacation time, b) run out of money, c) get bored, or d) something unexpected (and hopefully really cool) happens. Either b or c are most likely, but you never know.
Why, then, am I involving you innocent Dopers in this, you ask? Well, partly because it seems that whenever something happens to me, or I have an emotion of some sort, or the sun rises in the East, I start an MPSIMS thread, but also because you’re a big combined collection of knowledge and experience. I’ll post here where I’m going, you will tell me what I shouldn’t miss while there, and together we’re an unstoppable team.
So: what shouldn’t I miss in Berlin? Wellwishings and similar are obviously also welcome.