Last summer, I happily spent three weeks in my other home of Berlin. Now that I have some German language study under my belt, I’m that much more excited to be heading back this August for yet another three weeks. I finally get to practice actually speaking German, with Germans!
Instatrip: A Berlin Vacation.
You already know how I’m pretty active on Instagram. Taking photos with my iPhone ranks as one of my favourite pastimes.
Berlin also happens to be one of the most photogenic cities on the planet. It explains why I went overboard publishing my Berlin vacation photos not just once, but twice. I even wrote about my boat tour down the Spree and a bike trip to Potsdam.
Believe it or not, there are still Instagram photos from my Berlin vacation that I have not yet published here.
Looking through them makes me homesick and now, more than ever, I cannot wait to get back!
The Gritty and Cool Side to Berlin
Prenzlauer Berg, My Favourite Residential Neighbourhood
I used to live in Prenzlauer Berg, a beautiful residential neighbourhood in East Berlin. To say that I loved my kiez would be an understatement.
Seeing these beautiful sunsets and taking in the view from my friend’s balcony remain top highlights from my summer vacation.
The Humorous Side to Berlin
Or what about this man donning his nation’s colours in the form of a wig? Gosh, I could have used something like this during World Cup!
Berlin is simply outstanding at sunset. Add in a big party and a stunning monument like Brandenburger Tor and you have the perfect storm for a bunch of “cloud porn” themed photos.
I spent my last night in Berlin attending an anniversary celebration held by German SPD party. There were rides, music, beer, currywurst and sights like these …
There were also some pretty interesting music performances that night. I never thought I could top seeing Haddaway at a 90’s dance party but then there was this, which I tweeted that night:
Later, Nena of “99 Red Balloons” fame sang her notable song to close the night. Berlin, is always full of surprises!
If you don’t remember this song, which was released in 1983, watch this video for fun.
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