Monday, 26 May 2014

Back to Berlin

Delicious Currywurst, beautiful parks and interesting history and landmarks; Berlin is a city with a lot to offer. I recently returned for the fourth time to visit a friend and was more impressed than ever. On the first day, my boyfriend and I went up to the dome of the Reichstag. It’s free to go, you just have to pre-book online. What was supposed to be a low-key night out quickly turned out to be anything but; typically Berlin! It’s truly a 24 hour city and locals think nothing of hitting a club at 3am. It’s pretty normal for a party to continue for two or three days. My kind of place. On the second day (slightly bleary-eyed) we headed to Potsdam, a city about 40 minutes away from Berlin. Potsdam has an incredible park, ‘Sans Souci’, which hosts several incredible palaces. I’d strongly recommend hiring bikes if you decide on a trip as the palaces are quite spread out. The New Palace and its grounds are truly breathtaking. In the evening, we ate in ‘Transit’, a trendy Thai and Indonesian restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious food in bowls and each bowl is only three euros! You only need three (maximum four) to feel completely stuffed. Afterwards we hit Odessa bar which was chic, elegant and served the most lethal cocktails. The remaining bit of wall is worth seeing, stop at Pirates for a drink and then grab a 5 euro lunch of currywurst, chips and a beer next door (the food in Pirates is priced for tourists). We stayed with my old housemate Niels in Mitte, but if you’re looking for a cheap base, I’d highly recommend the Wombats hostel where I stayed last time I visited the city.

The Reichstag dome

Rocking a headset and and H&M necklace

So cute!

A book in a vending machine! Loved this

The incredible New Palace

Neil's first curry wurst!

Argh! Donkey terror!!

The boys enjoy their beer

And so does the girl

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