Blame it on watching too much of late night Arte but I always thought that Berlin was way too cool for me. I envisioned it as a massive slab of concrete covering a raging rave scene and bizarre fetish clubs. I remember this show about a little old shack called ‘The End of the World‘ near a river where people-in-the-know would come party like there’s no tomorrow. I thought then ‘Surely I would never get invited to a place like that‘ so I kind of crossed off Berlin from my wanderlust list.
But in the past few years, thanks to blogs, I started seeing a different side of Berlin. It suddenly seemed like a great place to actually live in (and not casually lose a liver), I keep reading about bright brunch places, charming flea markets and an all-round creative food scene. I’ve pinned all the places I want to check on Mapstr and for the first time, I’m left with more eateries than sightseeing sites on my map. I’m especially interested in the Vegan scene, I’m not one (yet?) but I do wonder if it would be easier in a city like Berlin. I’m using Airbnb for the first time so it’ll be interesting to fully immerse myself in the Berliner lifestyle.
This is what I’m looking forward to do the most over the next few days.
- go to a vegan supermarket and prepare a meal
- take silly pictures in a street photoautomat
- visit the rococo palaces of Charlottenburg and Sanssouci
- walk in the Nikolaviertel neighbourhood where houses look like cakes
- sample the best falafel dishes in town
- browse lots of flea markets
- admire walls and walls of street art
If you want to know what I’m up to while I’m here, you can follow me on Instagram for daily Berlin updates. Also, Have you ever been to Berlin? I would love to hear if you have any recommendations and your overall impression of the city :)