Visiting Berlin was immediately a joy when we stepped into the apartment we were renting for 3 days. If you plan on traveling, keep Airbnb in mind: they have great private apartments available and if you're traveling in a group, it can often run you under the cost of even a hostel, with far superior conditions.
(Ignore my messy bed.)
And of course, the food was phenomenal. Eve, our friend and resident Berliner (who had spent her semester studying there) took us to the "Turkish Markets", which were full of some of the freshest, juiciest fruits and the most filling pastries and desserts I had ever tasted (including the delicious rhubarb pie shown below). We settled ourselves down on the ground and had an impromptu picnic before taking a stroll through the colorful streets of the city. The wonder of Berlin lies in its youthful, fresh vibe coupled with its artistic and historical significance and quiet, natural beauty.
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