Berlin Part 1.7: Parks, Street Art Tour, Reichstag and Natural History

August 2013

My trip to Berlin was drawing to a close and my final week started with the arrival of a couple more guests. When my flatmate and I first moved into our flat, the owners told us about a ‘hipster’ market by the river on Saturdays. This was our last Saturday in the city so it was now or never, so off we went to Hipster Mart. The stalls were full of fabrics, jewellery and other bits and pieces but, in the end, we saved our money and didn’t buy anything.  Continue reading “Berlin Part 1.7: Parks, Street Art Tour, Reichstag and Natural History”

Berlin Part 1.6: Open Air Cinema, Bars, Tempelhof Airport and Badeschiff

August 2013

For the past three years, I’d been living with my Berlin flatmate at university and another of our little uni family decided to come and visit us for a few days during our month in the city. Continue reading “Berlin Part 1.6: Open Air Cinema, Bars, Tempelhof Airport and Badeschiff”

Berlin Part 1.5: Krumme Lanke, Walking Tour, Museums and the Olympic Stadium

August 2013

Happily, the day after my visit to Kater Holzig was the day that the sun returned to Berlin. My friend and I had been holding out for a sunny day to go to the lakes so, after we glanced out the window and saw that it was a lovely day, we dashed across Berlin to Krumme Lanke. Continue reading “Berlin Part 1.5: Krumme Lanke, Walking Tour, Museums and the Olympic Stadium”

Berlin Part 1.4: Mauerpark, Museum Island and East Side Gallery

August 2013

After my return from Prague, I discovered what would become one of my favourite activities in Berlin: bearpit karaoke in Mauerpark. Now I should probably point out that, as far as I was concerned, this was simply an observing activity and not one of involvement.

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Prague Part Two: Walking Tour, Prague Castle and a Superclub

9-10 August 2013

In the last part of the story, the Berlin Buddy and I had finally made it to Hostel Orange and were about to embark on a free walking tour. The tour was due to start at 2pm at the astronomical clock so off we went in the direction of a clock we spotted close by which was clearly surrounded by tour guides. Continue reading “Prague Part Two: Walking Tour, Prague Castle and a Superclub”

Prague Part One: Clock Tour

9 August 2013

During my month in Berlin, my housemate and I decided to make the most of the city’s well connected train network and head out of town. So, one weekend, we hauled ourselves out of bed at 5am to embark on a trip to Prague.

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Berlin Part 1.3: Beer Festival, Pergamon Museum and Language School

August 2013

Picking up from where I left off, my friend and I had moved into our Kreuzberg flat for the summer and it soon felt like I’d always lived there. We had planned to have a nice celebratory dinner at a restaurant in our new neighbourhood but we discovered that it was the last day of the Berlin Beer Festival so we decided to head there instead. After all, we couldn’t go to Germany and not attend a beer festival when it was right on our doorstep. Even if I was not a massive beer fan, it had to be done.

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Berlin Part 1.2: Mauerpark, Turkish Food Market, Fake Beach and Terrace Bar

August 2013

After my uneventful first blog post about my time in Berlin, I am happy to inform you that I started to do more with my time. After I hit publish on the last post, I ended up going out for dinner and drinks with a couple of new people who just walked into my hostel room.  Continue reading “Berlin Part 1.2: Mauerpark, Turkish Food Market, Fake Beach and Terrace Bar”

Berlin Part 1.1: Hostels and a Beer Garden in Prenzlauer Berg

August 2013

At the beginning of August, I arrived in Germany’s capital city. In a few days time, I was due to start a language course, which I would be doing for the next four weeks, so my first mission was to check into my hostel and then find a flat where I could stay during my studies. I figured that would probably be more economical. 

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