Return to Berlin £33.31

Ryanair are a wildly successful and profitable company who have the generosity to send me to Berlin and back for £33.31. Exclusive of taxes that is £7.98 for their trouble. I will spend more than that on an over-priced sandwich and soft drink in the departure lounge. My journey home to Yorkshire next month is costing me £40 and that is with {G}NER (the G is silent and undeserved.)

I find it easier to understand the fluid dynamics behind Bernouilli’s principle than I do the economics that will get me up in the sky and keep me Ryanair afloat.

But I am not complaining, because it means I haven’t had to think twice about booking five weeks in Berlin this summer. (23 August to 29 September if you’d like to visit.) I enjoyed my first ever trip there last year but it was way too short to get any sense of the place. I got enough of a taste to think that it might be almost as good as London and certainly a much cooler place to hang out for the summer. So this holiday will fit in nicely into the gap I have between quitting Barclays and going fulltime at Birkbeck.

Now I have 3 & 1/2 months to learn some Deutsche.

Oh and does anyone know a good place to stay?

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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