One of my goals for living in Greece for a year was to visit five other countries. I don’t want to waste these cheap European flights! So when Kaitlyn, one of my friends from Dallas, said she was going to Europe, and could we find a city that was cheap for both of us to get to, I said YES. We wound up going to Berlin for two days, and I have…mixed feelings about the trip.
Kaitlyn arrived at the airport a couple hours before me and kindly waited for me to arrive so we could make our way to the hostel together. We immediately hit a snag when we were directed to the most unhelpful help desk in the airport.
Me: Um, hi! We need to find the S-Bahn.
Help Desk Woman: The S-Bahn? The S-Bahn!? This is the airport!
Me: …I know. But, uh, we need to take the S-Bahn to our hostel.
Help Desk Woman: There is not S-Bahn here. This is the airport, we have airport transport.
Me: Okay, but. The directions our hostel gave us say to take the S-Bahn, so is there, like, a way to get to the S-Bahn from the airport?
Help Desk Woman: There is no S-Bahn here!
Help Desk Woman: …But if you go out that door, there is a bus to your right that will take you to the S-Bahn station.