It would seem that booking accommodation nine months in advance, to some, is considered overly eager and/or very organised. On Monday I booked my accommodation for the four nights in Berlin. Looking through Mister B&B listings I saw one that seemed suitable so I went ahead and sent a booking request.

Travelling alone I quite like the idea of booking a room in someone’s house so that there is someone with local knowledge to ask questions and offer me advice on things to see and do. The apartment is very centrally located about 3 minutes walk from the Tiergarten and Berlin Zoo. You do have to be careful when you are travelling alone about who you stay with but my gut reaction to the hosts photo was that he seemed like a genuine guy and all the reviews on his profile certainly backed this up.

However, the main reason I jumped at the chance to book the room with this guy was that his listing also said, right there in the headline that the room and his apartment were clothing optional. Apart from the fact that Berlin is a great city and seeing it in summer has been a priority since I explored it freezing cold but happy 14 years ago in Winter, one of the great drawcards for me is the German attitude towards nudity. Sunbathing nude in a central city park, tick. All nude relaxation in a sauna, tick. Why not add nude accommodation to that mix?

Naked in Grunewald from D'ArtCore on Vimeo.