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Berlin III.


The (Berlin-) saga continues: 

We found (food) heaven on day three when we ate the best brunch ever at a cafe just around the corner from our apartment... It was a pure (organic) delight. Could there be a better (or healthier) way to start the day? 

Recharged with such wholesome energy we set out again to see what Berlin would offer us: more strolling along great streets with interesting buildings, meeting friends, (window) shopping, laughing, eating, drinking ( Chai Latte, of course! HA! ) and all topped off by a visit to what must be the "pinkest" cafe in the world which presented us with a fairies feast of delicate cake & crèpes and the colorful ice cream of the best varieties (who can go past strawberry & peppermint flavour, I ask you...!). Sugar-shock never felt so good! 


Upon a friend's recommendation we set off to spend the night the theater with the renowned "Berliner Ensemble". To make a long story short: Great location, beautiful theater, highly amusing & most entertaining show and hence, an(other) all- round success! 




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xxx,

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Berlin II.

Well, day two was spent doing more walking & some more walking & hence, a healthy dose of exploring. We wandered quite aimlessly and came across some more cafes ( & Chai Lattes, yes please! ) and also stumbled upon some very significant landmarks such as the Holocaust Memorial, which was a humbling and gravely profound experience. The impact of it - its appearance along our journey, quite unannounced and without premeditation - continues to resonate. 

Museums and galleries were also on this invisible itinerary of ours...
I had checked the locations of some old black & white photo booths before we left and we finally found one towards the evening. Yes, as always, it was good fun even tough our legs were very sore by then  to say the least. Time for more good food, wine & bed! 



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xxx,

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Berlin I.


Hello Lovelies,

Ich bin zurück aus Berlin! My four day trip was a true success in every way... The result is that I have fallen madly in love with pretty much everything about this city.
Where to begin? Well,  from what I have experienced, I think Berlin's most wonderful quality is this vibrant positive energy that seems to pulsate through the city's veins. It's highly contagious and it clearly takes many (sometimes rather mysterious)  shapes and forms: from the friendly people you meet in cafes and stores to the ruinous buildings that have been renovated by young artists in true DIY fashion, across the many play grounds and cobble stone squares where children's laughter fills the air, right to the beating heart of the art scene that is blossoming just around every crumbling corner, waiting to be explored by courageous adventurers.... the list  could go on for a long while yet...! 

Also from a tourist's perspective I was fascinated by the wealth of history that is marked in the city's streets and is ever present all around.

We stayed at a small furnished apartment right on the border to Prenzlauer Berg (which turns out to be my favorite part of Berlin so far!!).  What a great idea! The location was perfect.  Renting a small place like that avoids the generic-big-city-hotel-feeling which is somewhat unromantic and instead lets you experience the place in a very real and hands-on way.

So, Day One was spent walking for hours, exploring and getting a feel for where we were and what we wanted to do with our time. However, once we started discovering some of the yummiest & most lovely cafe's & restaurants ever on this extensive walking tour of ours, the plans slowly but surely began to adjust accordingly! If truth be told,  we actually "ate & drunk our way" around Berlin more often than not. In fact, I admit to making it my personal mission to find the best Chai Latte in town...let me just say, the competition was stiff!

Below are the first batch of digital shots I took. I must note that I was not entirely happy with my rather meek photographical stamina. I often had to remind myself to take a picture of what I was so busy enjoying at the time, such as holding hands in parks ( aaaww, yes I know: just a tad cheesy! Do forgive me! ) or, as I already mentioned, gleefully eating & drinking!



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Now, I MUST get my act together and do what needs to be done before next Tuesday ( departure day!) 
More digital & analog photographs of Berlin to come! 

much love, 

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maison blunt

Hello Lovelies,

with time running out and so much to do before I leave, I'm starting to get a tiny bit nervous. What better way to cure that uncomfortable wobbly-tummy-feeling than to have a fun evening with the ladies!
We started off at the last black&white photo booth in Zurich. You might remember it from this postAnd while it was so cold outside, we all kept wonderfully warm, happily squashed into the tiny booth, laughing out loud! Oh it's timeless fun! 

Ready to brave the weather and our tummies a-rumbling, we then move on to an ultra great & yummy moroccan / oriental restaurant and tearoom  : Masion Blunt
For all you Zurich-folks -it's a must-visit! Set in a great location and with a very cosy & lovely ambiente Maison Blunt offers at least 1001 delicious oriental & organic specialties and the best Chai Latte I have ever tasted. 





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So here I am,  still facing the mountain of pre-departure chores & to-do lists... however, they will have to wait (again!) for my boyfriend and I are jetting off to Berlin for a couple of days tomorrow. Yay. 
I will be taking lot's of film - of course!

xxx,


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