Yay, I’m in Berlin today, one of my favorite cities. I could definitely see myself living here someday.
To be honest, I didn’t have the time – or the money. I quit my job a month ago, and I am in the end of writing my bachelors thesis.
But I’m a sucker for traveling. And when my friend asked me f I wanted to go to Berlin with her, staying in her parents’ apartment for free, I had to say yes.
So late thursday night, we jumped on a bus at Copenhagen Central Station, and went to Berlin. We drove a couple of hours before reaching the ferry, then spend an hour on the ferry, before we had 4,5 hours left to Berlin. We slept some of the way, but when you’re bad at sleeping like me, it’s a rather uncomfortable journey. At 6am friday morning we reached the city, took the U-Bahn to the apartment in Kreuzberg, and went to sleep for 4 hours.
When we woke up, we had some breakfast on the balcony. The weather was absolutely beautiful on friday, and we wore shorts and sunglasses all day! (Unfortunately, this has been the only sunny day so far). Then we spend most of the day walking. We saw some of the highlights of Berlin, “just because”, since both of
us have been here a fair amount of times. We had lunch in Prenzlauer Berg (Burned Cabbage with bread and hummus), and drank ice coffee in the sun. Afterwards we spent a fair amount of time in a park, and then went shopping for bit. At night we went to a GREAT sushi restaurant (Hashi Sushi), ate a lot of sushi and had some Tiger Beers.
Yesterday, it was cold! So our planned 19 km walk around the city and the parks, got cut short. First we went to Spreegold by Alexanderplatz – a perfect breakfast restaurant. I had 1/2 a bowl of bircher müsli, a green juice, and paleo pancakes with bitter chocolate and banana (so good!). I am definitely attempting making my own paleo pancakes and bircher müsli when I get home. Then we walked a lot, when to the DDR Museum at Kulturbrauerei, and then walked a lot more – again. We skipped the lunch, and in the afternoon we went back home to relax. At night we went to dinner with my friend’s family and their friends. I had a typical german wienerschnitzel with white asparagus in hollandaise sauce, and potatoes. And of course, a big draft beer. Then we went to a big big carnival in Kreuzberg (I think around 0,5 mio people were there) and had some more beer. Then we went home at around 11.30pm.
Today, we haven’t been doing much yet. It’s 11.30am, and we are both studying for a bit. We plan to walk into town at 1pm, have lunch, see Topography of Terror, and then go out for food and drinks later.
Tomorrow we are traveling home by bus, arriving in Copenhagen at 11pm. It’s been a great trip so far, I’m looking forward to the rest of the day, and while I actually didn’t have the time for this, I am SO happy I went.
When I get home from Berlin a day or two from now, I will write a post about my new recommendations to Berlin, and where we ate and drank this trip.
Have you been to Berlin? If yes, what’s your favorite place? And were would you like to go, the next time you’re in Berlin?