Hello again everyone! It’s good to be back, but I am missing Berlin. It seems that we just started to feel like we were getting to know the place before we had to come back. It really is an amazing city, and definitely lived up to its reputation as a quirky cultural destination. We spent 4 days trying to soak up as much of Berlin as possible, here is what we got up to!
We managed to see most of the main sites including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and Alexanderplatz, as well as various other museum buildings and cathedrals…
We also walked along to the East Side Gallery, went round the Museum of German History and walked through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe:
My favourite area of the city was Mitte and Hackescher Markt and it’s little shopping streets, coffee shops and cafes as well as the big shops down at Postdamer Platz. The amazing street art is everywhere!
One of my favourite things we did was use the vintage Photo Booth at Check Point Charlie:
So much fun!
I have to start by saying I was not a particularly healthy eater on this trip. I could have found better options if I had wanted to, but rather than wasting time searching for a salad, I wanted to just enjoy myself, although I did find a place that did green smoothies to keep me going! I knew that Berlin has a good coffee scene, so we checked out some coffee shops and cafes:
My preference was for the dark black German beer, I surprised myself by drinking a couple of 0.5ltr glasses. The Currywurst was ok, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again to be honest!
Wonderfully, our trip corresponded with trips to the city by my lovely fellow blogger friend Christina and new blogger friend Claire! We joined Christina and her partner Trout for burritos at Dolores. OMG they were incredible! I realised too late that we had been too busy talking to take any pics, but they were massive and so delicious! It was really great to see Christina again, looking forward to seeing her again in Brighton soon!
It was also a delight to meet up with Claire!
We grabbed a coffee at one of the many Bio Company stores in the city. I bought a couple of foodie treats, but more on that to come.
Then before we knew it, we were flying home!