Saturday, 29 December 2012
I know I'm the queen of the weekend break, but this one the week before Christmas was really exciting, even for me. I've been wanting to go to Berlin for about ten years, but it had so far never happened. This year I decided it simply had to.
True to form, we did almost no tourism at all, apart from a half-hearted trip to the Brandenburg Gate, and accidentally coming across the Berlin Wall (which holds not particular cachet for me; in fact I look on it quite cynically). What we did do is eat fabulous enormous German brunches with yummy German bread, visit posh Christmas markets to drown ourselves happily in mulled wine, and hang out with friends... Albert has a couple of friends he met in Bonn now living in Berlin, and I have a friend from London. It was the best way to experience the city in a weekend: a bit of traipsing about, a LOT of eating, and hearing the impressions of people who live in the city. I officially love the German capitol.
Prepare for a bit of photobombing... I couldn't think of any really logical way to split this post, since most pictures were taken on the first day.
and Christmas markets... and being really really happy with ham and roast potatoes and kale and sausages and of course my eternal Glühwein (favourite winter drink of all time).