WOW Berlin. My tour started by gliding through the spacious suburbs. A million light freckles danced on my arms as I gazed at the stately buildings. I paused at some Berlin Wall traces, realizing how relatively recent the history of separation is in the region.
I had a late lunch at a vegan Vietnamese restaurant. With more than 500 veg* friendly places, Berlin is the de facto veggie Mekka. I got 4 bowls, of which the "minced tofu with mushroom dill wrapped in Nori leaves and tomato tamarind" was the most memorable, while the others sounded just as fancy. It was a good portion - perhaps that's why the waiter gave me cutlery for two 😁. Still having a small spot left, I got three Kinderkügeln at the vegan ice bar on the other side of the street. The flavours were so unique I already forgot them. One had pistache, and they were just amazing.
Ice cream in hand, I strolled around a Sunday flea market with polished necklace stones, old LP's and flowery summer shirts. I trundled on to a hip district with a skatepark, jungle bar and an outdoor climbing gym. There I met a young Dutch couple with whom I worked on some boulders. My arms were very happy to be taken away from the handlebars for once, as was I.
After some last minute groceries my host and I cooked a warm curry. Thanks a lot for your local tips Anna, I had a super nice day & stay.
As you might have figured, I'm not a citytripper. But Berlin deserve more than a day and convinced me to come back once soon!
Do you want to know what I liked next to all restaurants, food markets and wall paintings in Bristol? Definitely the shops where they sell you the cutest postcards, best gifts and the most adorable gift wrapping paper! 🍭