As the summer holidays begin, pack like a travel writer to lighten your load, save money, and maybe even just make that tight connection if your original flight was delayed.
Who rides bikes in and around Berlin? Girls with glasses. Grannies with gray hair. Men in suits. Women in hats and gloves. Even the mail carrier makes deliveries using a bright yellow bike.
Berlin is a city with two distinct personalities. One Berlin is a multi-ethnic, multilingual, cosmopolitan hipster that embraces new ideas, artistic expression, and is a descendant of the Age of the Enlightenment. The other Berlin is a repentant old prisoner.