So far, we love Berlin. It’s right up there, next to Montreal, as one of our favourite cities on Earth. What makes both special is that people seem liberated enough to do their own thing. They don’t seem under the big brother spell, opposed to people in say New York, Toronto or Sydney. They seem free-thinking (and free-acting).
That said, Berlin isn’t without its quirks. In fact, because you expect Europe to be more normal than say India, you tend to get a kick out of each and every peculiarity. Some things still blow my mind; they make no sense at all. At least India makes sense.