BerlinIt was high time for a new adventure, but funds were somewhat limited, so when an email from Ryanair pinged its way into my email inbox announcing £9.99 flight deals within minutes I had booked myself flights to Berlin for a couple of days… why Berlin you may wonder?

Well I had never been to Germany and it seemed as good a place as any to explore!

I booked myself a couple of nights in a cheap hotel- yes I could have gone even cheaper by using a hostel but to be honest I am at the stage in my life when I just want my own room rather that fight for a bunk bed in a room full of strangers, some of whom are almost certainly bound to snore.

There was a slight hitch the week before I went- I received an email stating that my hotel could no longer accommodate me as it would be closed, and so they had booked me alternative accommodation at the airport… trouble is it was not the airport I was flying into! I emailed back to say that this was not acceptable and luckily they booked me into the Mercure which seemed to be a bit of an upgrade, but hey, who’s complaining!!

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