Being my third visit, I've had a couple of people ask me what keeps pulling me back to Berlin. Besides the lovely people, the amazingly cheap but delicious food, incredible history and culture - I just really love the atmosphere. But, since something seems to change every time I go, I thought I'd let you see a glimpse of it for yourself. Here's Part I of my travel diary from Berlin...
Having arrived in Berlin in the early afternoon, myself and Vanessa were met with a beautiful sunny day and a rather unexpected 23 degree heat. And so, we thought we'd make the most of the weather and visit some of my favourite outdoor sights. Naturally, our first stop was the Berlin Cathedral (also known as the Berlin Dome) before a wander round Alexanderplatz. We finished up the day at Berlin's famous beer hall, Hofbräu Berlin, so that Vanessa could experience some authentic german cuisine.
Luckily for us, Day 2 was no where near as warm and was pretty much a tour of Kreuzberg - Berlin's answer to Shoreditch. Pictured above, Vanessa and I visited the East Side Gallery which is easy one of my top must sees for anyone visiting to Berlin. The surrounding area has some incredible examples of Berlin street art as well as some more iconic pieces and is a total must-see. One thing I was devastated to find however, was that both White Trash and The Dudes Deli were closed and in the process of being refurbished and relocated. And since I was looking forward to going to these places again, that was pretty sad to say the least. Thankfully, however, we found some new amazing places to eat instead but no burger will ever beat that of the Dudes. Here's hoping that if I ever return, they'll be back up and running. You can see from my first visit to the East Side Gallery and Kreuzberg here.
Well, that's it for Part I of my Berlin postcards. I had such an amazing week sightseeing with my best friend and we could not have asked for better weather. I'm so sad to be home but I'm also super excited to be starting my brand new job this week. So tell me, have you ever been to Berlin before? Where are your favourite spots to visit? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave me lots of lovely ones down below. Don't forget to check out the rest of my Berlin adventures here.
Until next time,
Until next time,