Monday, March 26, 2012

Destination #1: Berlin

Hi, i'm back from my spring break- Europe edition. I am going to tackle one city at a time. First stop was Berlin, Germany, which ended up being my favorite city to visit. I will break it down for you!

On Friday, we arrived at the Schoenfeld airport around 4pm and took the Express train and UBahn to our hostel, St. Christopher's.

This hostel was the coolest one we stayed at. The entrance to the hostel was the same entrance to the bar. The bar had awesome happy hour deals!
We had a long day of traveling--since we left Florence around 9am and got to our hostel by 5pm. I knew immediately that everyone needed a jagerbomb ASAP. That definitely brightened our spirits and got us in the SB mood! :-)

For our first dinner in Berlin, we went to a restaurant called "Das Edelweiss." They had traditional German foods, which were amazing! We ordered this pork dish served with a soft pretzel, two different types of hash brown-like potatoes (one with Mediterranean veggies and another with salmon), and another meat dish.

After dinner, we decided to go to a lounge/club called Weekend Club. It was located in Alexanderplatz, a very popular going out area. Unfortunately, I couldn't take any pictures inside because I wasn't allowed :(
The club was fairly small, but had pretty good music. They played a lot of techno. I wish they had more house music.

The next day, we rented bikes for 10 euros. BEST DECISION EVER! It saved us so much time and we didn't have to walk everywhere. We went to the Holocaust Memorial (very moving), Bradenburg Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, and Gendermanmarket Square. We ate lunch at Goodtime, the best Thai restaurant I've ever been to.

I ordered Green curry and it was DIVINEEE.

Me and Alli being tourists

The Trio at the gate

Riding the bike around

For dinner, we went to "White Trash Fast food" and got nachos and a burger. YUM. I missed American food so much. I also got a lovely grapefruit mojito. :)
They had live music playing, and towards the end of our dinner, it started turning into a "club" with dancers.

Berlin overall was an amazing city! I loved the history that remains in the city and the diversity that it has. If you couldn't tell already, i'm such a foodie and live to eat! Berlin had AMAZING food with such variety of restaurants. I wish I could have experienced more of it's nightlife, but I guess i'll have to make it back in the future!

Stay tuned for Paris!


  1. Sounds like so much fun! That green curry looks amazing and so does that big spread of German foods. What was your favorite German food you tried? The pork thing? How was that cooked?Sorry, just trying to live vicariously through you. love you! xoxox

    1. My favorite German food was the soft pretzel and pork. The pork was either grilled on a pan or baked. It almost tasted like a sausage/spam. Might sound gross but it was DELISH! The pretzel was also served with a sweet butter... YUM. And the thai food was the best I ever had! heheheh. xoxo