I sat home alone, good 'ol Dave ushered in the New Year
in Hamburg, Germany, with Elke. I'm only slightly jealous.
Not! They traveled overland to Berlin by trains that were
modern, luxurious and punctual. He wanted to enter Berlin
through the point at the city limits that was once known
worldwide as "Checkpoint Charlie." Charlie went up overnight
on August 13, 1961, and was removed in June of 1990. Today
this is a very important tourist spot and, as Elke pointed
out, it's a great place to meet East Berlin women!
Although the Berlin Wall came down on
November 9, 1989, parts of it still stand as a memorial.
In fact, there are more than 106 paintings on the few
remaining pieces of the Wall that are still standing,
making it the world's largest open-air gallery and another
darn good pick-up spot, believe it or not. You know what
they say about museums and women, or, galleries and women.
John Updike even wrote a book of short stories about it.
Horny local gals anxious for some international
flavor will hang out at tourist sights and make their
intentions known by either approaching men up-front or
dressing in a 'fuck me' kind of way. One such scantily
dressed babe approached Dave and offered to show them
the city. Lene's price was 50 Deutsche Marks (about $25.)
She claimed to be a sales clerk during the day but later
admitted to Dave that she was a prostitute several nights
"For a grand total
of $75 he got a full day of
and ended the day banging his guide."
Elke made herself scarce as nightfall
approached, leaving Dave alone with Lene. He would learn
much about the long suppressed sexual needs of East Berlin
The years of repression have led to an
almost nymphomaniacal behavior in Berlin women; Lene started
turning tricks when she was 25. She says women are looking
for unrestrained, no-strings sexual thrills just like
men are...and perhaps a good dinner thrown in at the end.
When asked about anal sex, Lene smiled and said, "We like
it." But after years of stifled sexuality under communist
rule, they still aren't comfortable asking for it.
Lene was just coming of age when the
Wall fell in '89; now, at 28, she is belatedly enjoying
her freedom. She was, like most Easterners, so used to
being sexually oppressed that she found it hard to let
go of her inhibitions for many years after the fall of
Although the economy is getting better,
the average person still struggles financially. Young
women are eager for money that they can spend in the fabulous
new shopping centers that have sprung up in the past ten
years. Berlin's females are 90% tall slim blondes; prostitution
is on the rise and American guys are considered prime
cuts. Berlin has its fair share of STD's but most girls
are fucking with condoms these days.
According to Lene, Berlin girls are very
casual about sex. She did her best to suck Dave's brains
out through his cock. For a grand total of $75 he got
a full day of sightseeing and ended the day banging his
Whorehouses (also called 'business clubs')
do exist and are essentially tolerated as long as they
don't make a nuisance of themselves. They have a strict
dress code and girls can be bought with cash or credit
cards, starting at about $50.
Berlin has many first-class hotels; Lene
suggested the Hilton. It was expensive but exquisite and
very near the Embassy, the Gendarmenmarket and the Brandenburg
His only gripe about Berlin was its so-called
'nude bars', which weren't nude at all. Dave's used to
hardcore shows and unfortunately, in none of the four
or five strip joints he visited did any of the girls ditch
their thong. And absolutely NO touching was allowed.
It's a long flight (9 hours plus) from
Portland, with at least one stop. Your cheapest destination
would be Frankfurt. You can go by rail from Frankfurt
to Berlin in only a few hours and for under $20. For food,
transportation and lodging in Berlin you'll pay less than
you would in Portland.