Berlin is not like any place I have ever been. It doesn't remind me of any other city. Which is great because that means I'm expanding. For sure, next time, I will try to learn a little bit of German, if only to ask for directions and understand them. Or study the U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro systems beforehand. I remember looking hopelessly lost at the train station studying a map not so furtively when this kind old lady approached me and offered help. She spoke not a word of English and I spoke not a word of German. But because of this kind gesture, I suddenly found the Berliners endearing.
Up next... PARIS!