you come back to find that I've been travelling by train. Again. What can I say? I love them.
And even though this has now morphed into a blog about public transport seat covers - which in NO WAY makes me into some kind of nerdy geek, by the way - I hope it's still vaguely interesting. (yeah, only to public transport seat covers geeks. - ed)
Anyway. I went to Berlin, by ICE which didn't give me any new material because we went first class. Again. Because - and this is the part that has me scratching my head - it was cheaper.
Ho hum. On the first evening, having brushed the country-bumpkin straw out of our hair, we excitedly boarded public transport that was still running after 6pm! The U5 from Tiergarten (eastern Berlin) to Alexanderplatz (where the Fernsehturm is). And had to sit on something that looked like this:
Now come ON! Someone designs this stuff for a living and someone selects it, and then pays money (which eventually trickles to our ticket price) for something LIKE THIS! Someone is having a laugh...