Berlin is such a beautiful city, it was on our list since long but couldn't manage until now.
Finally we decided to visit it on this Easter weekend with 4 days off at work.
But as if there is no hindrance there is no memorable trip, we came to know two days before we leave that we need Environmental Badge if we want to drive in Berlin.
We thought it not a problem with our latest found knowledge and went to one of the centre here in Netherlands from where it can be obtained. Ok, some more knowledge gain here, we have to apply for that badge 5 days in advance.
We didn't have 5 days left before hitting the roads so that's not the option. Ohhh wait, there is one more option, express option to be precise. ( express here means 24 hours ! )
They can deliver environment badge at hotel when we reach there, Yes workable.
Only thing is we didn't book hotel as this time we decided to be totally random, just drive and go wherever road takes us. So we keep driving, we stop wherever we feel like stopping, we eat at any place we come across when we are hungry and we stay at whatever appeals us on our venture!
On our this totally random trip planning, an address is too much to ask for. Sorry we don't have an address where they can deliver the badge.
A bit of consultation among us and we decide that we don't drive in city centre. We reach Berlin and once we are settled at any hotel then we park car there and then we use public transport for city centre. Yes that's good as anyway we don't want to spend time struck in traffic-jams or searching for parking place in the city center.
Ok so we are settled with this option for now. Bingo... then all set to hit the roads to Berlin now.
Off for this much needed break from routine.
Also happy that i will get to practice some photography, my search for photography lessons in English here in Zuid-Holland is in vain till now and my internet sting with online photography tips is also not working very well with my over-loaded schedule, guessing such opportunities for practicals will help a bit :)
See you all after this long weekend :)