I needed to get away for a few days. Things have been rather stressful here in Berlin with trying to find a place, save money, and working, so a short trip was in order. While I would love to visit the United States, the next best thing was a trip to the United Kingdom, England to be exact.
I normally stay in London when I go, but this time, I wanted to visit another city. I have a friend in Birmingham, so I asked to crash there for a few days of some peace and quiet. For four days, I relaxed, ate some nice food, and got my dreadlocks done professionally for the first time. I was excited about that. I have been doing my locs all by myself for the last year, and I thought it would be nice to have a professional keep me on track, and let me know if I am doing things right.
I flew directly to Birmingham from Berlin (who knew they had direct flights?). The airport was small and quiet. I was picked up by my friend and taken to their place to shower and relax. My friend is Italian, so apparently that makes him a great cook. He quickly whipped up some of my favorite meals.
I spent most of my time driving through the country side, eating food, and watching a whole lot of TV. I never get to watch so much in Germany, because frankly, I do not understand what passes for entertainment here. They say that Americans will watch anything, but I have the same thoughts about TV in Germany.
The next day I went to get my hair done. We found a Jamaican national who had an open appointment for me just in time. I decided to dye my blonde locs red. I thought the color would suit me better. I was happy with the result.
Overall, I am happy that I went. Sometimes Berlin can be hard for me. While I am figuring out my next move, right now I have a lot of pressure to move out on my own.. so I am dealing with that. Hope all is well with you wherever you are!