Berlin, boy oh boy you were interesting. Walking anywhere around Berlin is like attending a history lesson and we loved it! There was so much to learn in Berlin and I feel like we only learnt a small percentage while being there for a couple of days.
We were very eager to find the first Christmas market we could and eat yet another German sausage. It definitely did not disappoint however to our surprise we stumbled across about 5 or 6 different Christmas markets on our travels around Berlin. Fantastic is all that came to our minds as we could devour some more delicious German food.
Dylan and I were fortunate enough to catch up with the beautiful Caity Hennessy at Charlie's Vegan Food & Coffee in Kreuzberg for some coffee and the most amazing carrot cake we have ever eaten. Caity was living in Berlin at the time and working for INDIE Magazine which was located a couple of doors down from Charlie's.
After devouring the cake and coffee at Charlie's we said our goodbyes to Caity and ventured on to the Berlin wall. It definitely lived up to the hype! I was a little bit sad that parts of the wall had big wire fences in front of it (made it hard for me to take photos) however we understood that the city of Berlin needed to do this as people don't just respect the history and culture. Some people feel the need to chip away at the wall so they can say that they have a piece of the wall with them and also to stop the vandals from graffitiing what remains.
Last but not least the Jewish Memorial. I was actually shocked as to how big it is, I never thought it was going to be so large. The stelae (concrete slabs) are organised in rows, 54 of them going north-south and 87 heading east-west at right angles but set slightly askew.
Berlin was lovely and we definitely learnt as much as we could. We also ate a lot of German sausages and I couldn't have been happier about it.
Next stop, Amsterdam! Keep your eye out for my next post featuring one of the most relaxed places I have ever been to!