I’ll be working for Forbes in the new year, officially starting on the 11th of February, 2020. I am really excited about the role, and what it will entail. In light of my new job, my soon to be new employer flew me out to Berlin for the Berlin 30 under 30 event and to meet the rest of the team.
Check Point Charlie
Managed to do a couple of 6.5k runs in Berlin and ran all the way to Checkpoint Charlie:
I also went to the ‘Fuhrerbunker Museum‘ where they converted what was a food storage bunker into a museum that had information inside about World War II and of Hitler’s demise.
They also had a replica of the room that Hitler would have been and where he finally shot himself. If you’re into history, then it is worth it. The tour itself is 2 hours long (the Hitler – How Could It Happen? tour), +1 hour if you want to go through the Berlin Story part of the bunker. You get earphones and an audio guide which tells you all about the history as you go through room by room discovering how the war first started to how it eventually ended.
Headed out and cycled all the way to the Brandenburg Gate by Uber Bike. I’d actually never used an Uber Bike before Berlin and actually was looking for them when I was in Switzerland the week after. I am actually a fan of the Uber bikes as they make hiring a bike really accessible, as you don’t need to return it at some shop somewhere and they were everywhere around the city.
Overall, it was a fun trip. I also went out clubbing with the folk at Forbes – though that probably deserves its own post.
Alas, it was a good trip to Berlin and I did enjoy it. It did remind me of London a little, though it’s definitely a lot more spacious and definitely a lot cheaper than London when it comes to things like public transport, food, and everything else.
I’d definitely recommend Berlin for a place to visit and I would love to visit again at some point in the future – with a much better planned itinerary.