Thanks to Bahncard 100, swimming outside has already become an option I do not want to miss anymore. As the misery around Berlin’s public infrastructure deepens, public swimming sites are obviously a handy indicator on how deep they have actually come. I am quite happy that business takes me across the country anyway. I can easily escape from that mess and, as a welcome side-effect, I experience variety and discover new places, even when it comes to practical questions.
This trip is about to prove multiple advantages of an all-in annual ticket. For one thing, which is not really news, I can again combine working in a mobile office with a short-term, yet important business meeting on the station. For another, I can take the chance to go swimming. And before you wonder: Finding a swimming site with acceptable water temperatures is not that simple in Berlin.
Train assembly seems an international issue. Or at least an issue bound to Deutsche Bahn being involved. It seems to difficult to accomplish that an actual car order is displayed on the mostly digital on-platform displays. I stopped counting how many times a train was ordered in opposite directions, and now that I think about it, it was mostly about international trains.
Earlier today, some weird alerts scrolled through my Twitter timeline. “Deutsche Bahn about to drop Bahncard”, so the base line.
One cool thing with flexibility is, without any doubt, that alarm clocks become needless. Unless considering a trip that requires at least some scheduling (which does not apply to the one straight ahead), you can simply go to bed and rise just when you feel like so. Priceless.