wow after a fairly big night out - we were sorta in full swing to start the day. we left at about 10am to pick up some breakfast, and then CS and I will split up - he is going to spend the day with his friend, and I get to meet MS who is on exchange right here in Berlin!
good breakfast to start the day
after breakfast we split up. Wasnt going to see MS till later in the arvo anyway - I decided to head towards the East side gallery first - a gallery of about 1km long with art paintings along the Berlin Wall by various artists to commemorate the freedom.
the east side gallery
it was an amazing walk. really expresses what the wall did to the Berliners and Germans in general, and walking along it just makes u think, what if you live then.. moving stuff! wonderful - highly recommend for those travelling to Berlin
Then i went and saw MS at Hermannplatz, and she took me to the site of the old Berlin airport, which has now just become this super massive and peaceful park! its called Tempelhofer Park
peaople were just skating, cycling, paragliding (i think thats what its called), with their dogs just running about, and kites were involved too… sooo peaceful. centennial park gone better? probably
shadows of MS and I
after the park, MS took me to this very small but really cosy cafe that she recommended. she said apart from being generally cosy, if you order hot chocolate, they give you a glass of hot milk and a bar of chocolate. then with a plunger you are meant to plunge the chocolate to pieces so that it mixes with the milk. i am very intrigued and keen to try!
the milk and bar of chocolate
the use of the plunger. all in all the idea was good, and novel, and cool, but still doesnt taste like proper hot chocolate. traditionalist i am!
after relaxing a bit, MS decided to take me down to the Turkish markets. Pretty cool stuff, and a nice new experience
luckily, it was not a busy time of day so it wasnt so hard to walk through!
then it was onto dinner. MS suggested we have a Turkish doner, which is like a kebab, but simply, Turkish style instead of Lebanese. man it was good! i felt like Ive been to Turkey nows, since the diner was located in a turkish suburb =P
turkish bread was a better option on the wrap thing too :)
thanks for taking me to this awesome diner!
then we holed up at a nice little bar close to where MS lives
and thenon our walk home, it started “sleeting”. not real snow lols but white particles from the skies haha
thanks for taking me out today MS!
then on the walk home, i trolled around Alexanderplatz - christmas market stalls everywhere, and just a nice stroll to end the night