for some reason i just knew i would love berlin. it’s a bit random, as (to be perfectly honest) it’s not a place i gave much thought to prior to moving here. but the little bits and pieces i heard and gathered prior to visiting were enough to (rightfully so) convince me of its appeal. it’s dark, grey, gritty, and with a pretty tainted past, if any city has one. but there’s an energy that zips through the city, both above and below ground. the bright yellow u-bahn (subway) trains are enough to convince me. you know how i love yellow.
there’s just way too much berlin to squeeze into the 4 days we had. there’s historical berlin (which was our primary focus), art berlin, shopping berlin, wandering and people-watching berlin, foodie berlin. with the chicklets in tow and horrible weather (RAIN. GAH.) we were limited in how much we could accomplish. at one point it was pouring rain and wen & i were each carrying a rain-soaked little girl, and i turned to wen and said, these chicklets are slowing me down! i do so adore these adventures w our family, but good lord it would be easier without my littles. as we drove away after our 4-day adventure i was literally clawing at the car window, straining my head to catch one last glimpse, looking at wen with sad little pathetic eyes, wishing we had just one more day. but i’ll be back. alone. and in the meantime, it’s still incredible how many amazing things we saw …
on a brighter note, i loved the street art (to a point of obsession). the east side gallery is a section of the original wall which is now covered with a.ma.zing art. love. and throughout the city were little artistic expressions popping up all over. obsessed.
in the meantime, ciao berlin. vielen dank for everything, it was fab.