Apologies for the rushed update but i'm finding it hard to find time / internet access at the moment!
I decided to travel to Leipzig rather spare of the moment because there were two exhibitions I was interested in - one on the history of post war Germany and the other on the Stasi (East German secret police). However I didn't realise until I arrived that they were both only in German! There were some really interesting pictures and displays though. Despite this, I had a really nice host called David and I enjoyed looking around the city and went out to a club in the evening.
The past few days in Dresdenm were great, my hosts showed me around the city and I even went on a cycle tour with Hélène! We also went to Saxon Switzerland to see the amazing mountains and this bridge carved into the stone. We had a great day hiking and had lunch on top of a big rock!
I managed to cram in everything I wanted in my last days in Berlin and I took a coach to Dresden. Here I intended to go to the main station and make my way back to my hosts house in the "New Town" however the bus (unknown to me) made a scheduled stop at the station there so I decided to get off early. As the bus conductor was arguing with a man about not letting him get his bag at this stop instead of the main station I decided to forgo this formality and lent into the baggage compartment, grabbed my bag and made off at a swift pace down the street.
Yesterday Maurice and I travelled to Potsdam and spent the day walking around the small town and it's huge park with palaces, castles and gardens. Potsdam also has a Dutch and Russian quarter so it was really nice walking around the small peaceful streets and stumbling into all these lovely buildings.
I arrived in Berlin today, the British transport system tried it's very best to stop me yesterday but I arrived on time and have met the German guy Maurice that I am going to be staying with a few days. Berlin is such an amazing city, I spent the whole day walking around with my mouth wide open in shock at the amount the city has to offer! Every corner I turned there was something else to spend time looking at or exploring. It was so nice soaking up the atmosphere - it's so laid back here, which surprised me because every single thing is done to perfection. I mean everything!