There is a prevalence of bendy straws in Berlin. Like, in hardcore hacker bars, there are pink bendy straws. This brought me no small amount of joy. I also really enjoyed the assumption of competence. Everyone has fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Everyone (except for the gent who shouted “BANG” and threw a handful of confetti at us). Everywhere. On the Underground, in buildings, on the street. And it’s just sort of assumed that if you hurt yourself or get hurt because you’re not taking care, you’re a dumbfuck. There are no rounded edges for safety.

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