07.01.2012 - 07.01.2012
We checked out of the Aldea Novum before heading out on a rather fruitless adventure for Hummel handball products that lasted 3 hours and culminated in a 40 minute journey across town to a store which had closed half an hour before. We did find the Hummel flagship store in Berlin and Tom bought a shirt and sweater, but the store was bereft of items from the "teamsport" catalogue which meant pretty much everything Tom was actually there to buy. The sales girl said we could find Hummel sport stuff in a place not far from our hotel, but after taking three metro lines and a bus to get there, it was closed.
Tom's spirit crushed, Kirstie managed to find omething in H&M. Remembering the markets we had seen at Hackescher Markt on our S-Bahn rides throughout the day, we stopped there to explore. Delicious crepes restored our good spirits and having shopped a little in the markets, ducked into a nearby restaurant to have happy hour cocktails and a pizza. With no rest for the wicked, our last act was to make the hour long trip across town with our luggage to the airport hotel we were staying at in order to fly out at 7am the next morning.