The past few days in Berlin have been excellent. With my trusted travelling companion Matt, we’ve been doing typical touristy things to a certain degree — but even more so, have been enjoying the snow, the German beer, the experience, and our stay at the Westin Grand Berlin. Once again, Starwood’s Westin brand contiues to impress.
On Wednesday, I departed my sunny San Diego for the cold – Berlin, Germany. As I mentioned in my previous post, I managed to escape the hustle and bustle of daily San Diego life for under $30 in Lufthansa’s business class on a new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, the newest iteration of this Boeing workhorse. However, to say that I was pleased with my trip would be an understatement.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about going on a mini-vacation. Long story short, he isn’t likely able to come, but being the fearless flyer I am, I opted go to anyways. So, did I head to Kayak.com to find an overpriced fare in the back of the planes? Nope. When it was all said and done, I was booked on a last-minute flight in business class, round-trip, to Berlin, Germany for a grand total of $27.28.
Just recently, I was coming home from a trip to Washington, DC, and was trying to figure out how to get home. Do I call someone to pick me up at 10:30pm (it’s a little late)? Do I take a cab (it’s $20), or try to get an Uber to the airport (it’s a pain at the airport and $25)? I suddenly remembered getting an email from Car2Go a few weeks back explaining how they had installed a Car2Go charging station across the street from the airport. Remembering this roughly-$6 option was available, I set out to “walk across the street” – but because of the construction, I discovered it wasn’t going to be just that easy.