Today’s only planned event was To meet up with John and some other people to watch the In-line Marathon and eat at the pasta party being held in the Mall of Berlin.
I took the train to Potsdamer Plaz where there are portions of the Berlin Wall still standing. There I met John (Blue marathon t-shirt), James (black jacket) from France, and Andres (thumbs up marathon jacket) from Ecuador. John pointed out the inlaid bricks that show where the wall once stood.
We were early for the in-line skaters so we decided to eat pasta first. Unfortunately since James wasn’t running he wasn’t allowed into the pasta party. Truthfully we were all prepared to lie and say that James was running, but James outed himself and told them he wasn’t a runner. The pasta feed took place right by this slide that goes from the 3rd floor to the first. It was closed otherwise I’d be tempted to try it. While we were eating we met Raj who is from London here running his second marathon. As we were leaving John grabbed another bowl which he gave to James when we met back up with him.
Outside of the Mall we watched the in-line racers. We made it in plenty of time to see the leaders go flying by. We were right around the 30 k mark so they still had a way to go. It was interesting seeing the different types of skates. Some had 3 wheels and some raced with 4 and almost everyone was wearing a one piece suit.
On my way back to the hoteI had to pick up some more food. Anyone that knows me knows that eating at 4pm isn’t going to hold me over for the night.