I'm staying at Circus, which turns out to be much better than I could have hoped. Or rather, it looked great on the website and they had a single room with a private bathroom for under 50 Euro-dollars, which I reserved weeks ago, fearing the whole way here that there was some sort of miscommunication. Alas, it's incredibly cute, the staff are helpful, and my room is nearly perfect -- clean, modern, ikeastylish, etc..
I am spending some quality time in-chambers right now because I walked around the city a little bit this morning, had some pan-asian lunch, and went to the Pergamonmuseum to look at a whole lot of old archeological items because TimeOut insisted that was the appropriate course of action for one's first day in the city. When I began to worry that the museum simply didn't have enough air conditioning or places to sit while listening to the audioguide it seemed like taking a break was a better idea than plodding through the rest of my guidebook's demands.
Maybe I'll acquiesce to their agenda later this evening, and/or will find a stupid American movie to watch. Modest Mouse are in town, but their concert is sold out and I already have plans to see them in a couple of days in Amsterdam anyway.