Yore’s Travel Guide
Places been and stories lived.
Pick up and take off.
Pack light and make room.
Land hungover on a Sunday Morning. Pray the S-Bahn is going in the right direction. Drop bags and find the club everyone told you about. Be promptly turned away. Meet a stranger in the park. Watch a film after dark, outdoors. Drink, smoke, techno-house two-step, hook up. Rinse. Repeat. Wake up. Museum. Another stranger. Another park. Doner Kabob and Club-Mate, in the park. Learn how to pronounce Straße (or Strasse; see ß). Drink Aperol Spritz by a Kreuzberg canal at dusk. Listen to the street fall asleep below balconies. Bottles. Eye-Contact. Wake the city up with your footsteps home. Still, you haven’t yet said goodbye until you’ve done it from a from a Mercedes-Benz taxi.
Get off any train from Paris. Take the tram from Centraal to the Pultizer. Nap. Peek into corners you’re not allowed. Meet a stranger in front of the Van Gogh Museum. Grab a beer, apple pie, and a pre-roll. Review personal histories by the water. Walk everywhere til your ankles hurt because you don’t like bikes. Chat up a hotel bartender from the states. Thank God you’ve avoided the red light district. Thank God you’ve got one more joint to share before your AM flight to London.
Wander from road to road. Yoga off Parsons Green
Dover Street Market
The Courtyard Theatre