Saturday, July 13, 2013

Berlin: Part 1

After leaving London in the morning on May 2nd and returning to Paris, we didn't linger for long: a few hours later, we were at the airport ready to fly to Berlin. (As such, I was technically in three countries in the span of less than a day. That is one of the beauties of traveling in a continent made up of countries so different from yet so relatively close to one another.)

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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  1. I've been following your blog for a while now. I first came across your blog through a reblogged photo of yours on Tumblr.

    I was immediately amused by your about me section - mostly because having a complicated name myself, I can relate to the name-butchering (I'm equipped with an example sentence of my own ;)).. and I haven't met many others who have the same problem as me when introducing myself.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that I love your pictures but what I love more is your writing. I look forward to seeing more posts from you!

    1. Haha, oh the woes of having complicated names! It's nice to know you can sympathize, hehe :)

      And wow thank you so much. That makes me really happy to know, thank you so much.