My workplace is in a very nice area, a high-class shopping street in Berlin called Kurfürstendamm. The office is on the 10th floor of the "Neues Kranzler Eck" (New Kranzler Corner) building. Their website has more information on the history of the location and name, and they have an English version. We get a free lunch on Wednesday, have free fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, soda, and bottled water. The windows and blinds are controlled electronically, and there's even air conditioning (which was really nice when I interviewed in 30C weather)!
During my two weeks I got to see a steam train go by and we had a fire drill (on my second day of work, no less).
Now, my trip to Prague was pretty easy. I still had my rail pass active so all I had to do was hop on a train. The train journey is only about 4 hours, so I planned my trip to leave after work on Friday and then return Sunday afternoon. The train left from Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and it's a compartment-style train.
|The steam train at Zoologisher Garten station|
|People outside during the fire drill (we didn't know at the time if it was a drill or real)|
|View from my side of the office|
|My first Czech beer, and quickly learned that things were cheap!|
|My hotel room|
|RFID door locks|
|Really amused by the label on the toilet showing it was cleaned. Never seen that anywhere else before.|
After the tour, I went with a friend I made during the tour and we went exploring the city a bit. We walked around, chatted, and overall had a great time. We had dinner together at a vegetarian restaurant in the heart of the old town, just about 100m from the old town square. The food was amazing and cheap.
I've had friends live there, family visit, and I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain about Prague, except to say it's a bit packed with tourists. Otherwise, it's a very beautiful city, and I certain plan on revisiting soon!