Off to Berlin… and beyond!

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A chance to visit Tegel for the last time. The airport will close in spring 2013. Photo: NervousEnergy
A chance to visit Tegel for the last time. The airport will close in spring 2013. Photo: NervousEnergy

Finally, after surviving blazing hot days in February and freezing days in May, summer has arrived. To celebrate the arrival of June, I’m clearing out of New York and heading to Berlin on Sunday. Three days later I’ll continue on to additional hot, top-secret destinations in Europe.

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My bags are packed (sort of), papers organized(ish), and spirit ready (definitely) to head off on a nine-day adventure.

But where am I flying after Berlin? It’s a mystery!

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Why be so mysterious (and self-indulgent), you ask? Why not? We have so much fun with mystery photos in our newsletter and on our Facebook page, why give it all away now?

Naturally, I’ll also keep an eye out for any Cheapo-friendly activities, cool budget hotels, and delicious cheap eats. Plus, I’ll be asking for your feedback along the way.

Dreaming of wurst. Photo: JaBB

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We’ll be drawing the lucky winner on July 17, 2012. Enter now to win!

Next stop: Berlin

As for me, I guess I should finish packing and brush up on my Deutsch. I’m already dreaming of a bicycle tour of Prenzlauer Berg and wurst mit senf und bier at Prater. Stay tuned!

Note: This is part of a travelogue series sponsored by airberlin covering destinations to which the airline flies from the United States. For more information, including new US-Europe routes and summer sale fares, visit

About the author

Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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