Saturday, 18 June 2011
the groupon voucher was for bmi business class. and we love business class simply because of access to the lounge = free food and drinks while we wait to board. especially after our latest experience flying first class with air france (which is awful - swiss economy is better), we resolutely agree that bmi is one of our preferred airlines even if the flight attendants have to wear silly hats. i was sad to learn it's a loss maker and lufthansa may sell it
our hotel is one block off ku'damm in charlottenburg, includes breakfast. with our groupon, the hotel provided 1 dinner, 1 packed lunch and 1 bottle of wine. the location may be commercial for some but for our first time, it's a very convenient walk from the main station (zoo garten) as we get to know the lay of the land. if we do come back, we think we'll try mitte. it's so funny - that even with guide books and maps, we find our preferences AFTER we arrive. so if we ever get the chance to revisit any cities during our 2 years in europe, we can only improve on our great experience.
theme of this blog - research and if good, purchase social vouchers for traveling. all in, our flights were GBP 100 per and two nights plus all those goodies and meals was GBP 195. we look forward to using groupons for budapest and paris!