Berlin is fantastic!!!

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Street festival for 3 days on Kürfurstendamm (one of the busiest central streets in Berlin).

I went to Berlin last August to do a TESOL course (certificate to teach English abroad).

During August I lived in West Berlin, but didn't have loads of free time to see the city. 

In September (after a quick trip to Prague), I moved into a shared room appartment in Prenzlauer Berg in the East side of the city. The wall may be gone but the difference between the two sides clearly visible. The area I was living in was a lot more bohemian/gritty than the area i was in for the first month.

Potsdamer Platz - recently developed place where the wall prevented buildings before
 However, I loved it.  

Highlights in Berlin:

  • Graffiti-covered East Berlin,
  • the countless bars, and clubs that stay open till well after sunrise (and all the crazy people who go to them)
  • countless food places - Lebanese, Turkish, Chinese, Greek, Indian, everything.
  • the tourist attractions - TV tower which you can go up and look all over Berlin; Potsdamer Platz - Sony centre (photo); Reichstag building; Brandenburg gate (photo); and many more.
  • the culture and history in every square centimeter (e.g. i was standing at a bus-stop and read the poster next to the timetable describing the historical events that took place in the building behind me)
  • the artists everywhere,
  • the street-festivals that seem to happen all the time for days on end (see photos) 
  • the people who were so friendly

I've been to some cool cities - Paris, Prague, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Cairo, and even lived in London for 3 years, but no place has given me such a buzz to be there like Berlin did. 

I can't wait to return!

abelland says:
I agree! Berlin ROCKS! I love the history and the lifestyle of the city!
Posted on: Jun 11, 2007
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