For this weeks travel post Sarah and Darren have sent us these fantastic images from when they spent time in Berlin. I have never been to Berlin but after seeing these images I would love to visit. It looks so gritty and interesting and not a too long flight from the UK. I will hand over the blog to Sarah and Darren to tell you a little more.
I (Sarah) used to live in Berlin for a bit back in 2007. I basically quit my job and moved over there with my best buddy. We didn’t have any advance plans, we just loved the city and it’s culture so much, we decided to live there permanently and enjoy Berlin’s little quirks and cool lifestyle everyday. We moved back home eventually, after running out of money and being too cool (hungover!) to find jobs and ‘grew up’ a tad, settled into full time jobs and became responsible adults (no falling into our flat at 8am!). Ever since, i’ve just had to go back (with Darren in tow – but it’s fine cause he loves it too!) if not once, then twice a year, as it’s essentially my second home and I miss it oh so much when I leave.
The last trip there back in mega hot July was very short but sweet. We ate loads and left with rather large food babies, as we usually do when visiting, seeing as there is so much choice in terms of food places. Our favourite eateries are Veganz, Chaostheorie, Mundvoll and St. Oberholz to name a few – all well worth a visit for some smashing noms! We normally hang about the very cool East part of Berlin (it’s funny cause we’re the least cool of them all!) where there is a plethora of interesting things to see and do. Warschauer Strasse is a must to visit if you’re into retro/vintage clothes and furniture shops, eating (loads of restaurants) and quirky bars and underground clubs. Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg are home to a few of our favourites night out spots and if you’re into your Rock ‘n Roll, hit up Wild at Heart, K17, Kato, Supamolly’s, Duncker and Lime Club for sure! There is of course all the typical touristy stuff, which we’ve done a thousand times, but worth hitting up if you’re a Berlin first timer! Can’t beat a boat trip down the Spree in the Summer – lush.
We are now planning our next venture back……
Sarah and Darren