Saturday, 31 October 2015

Just a minute ...

... in October.


• Music: Farao ; Band Of Gold

• Movies: Delicatessen ; Human NatureThe Hobbit - The Battle of Five Armies (Extended Version & Appendices) 

• And last but not least: Spent four days in Berlin and learned that cycling with ballons will make people smile but it won't make you go any faster.

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Four days in Berlin.

So this was my fourth time in Berlin (or fifth?) and as I only had four days, I decided to focus on places I hadn't seen before and ended up following many of Bri's tips. The weather was glorious so I couldn't picture myself spending hours indoors and ended up cycling A LOT. Berlin is a huge city so I knew there was no point in being too ambitious for this amount of time. AND I was also very keen on spending time reading in cafés (okay... bars) instead of running from one place to another. 

I started compiling a list of my favourite addresses, it's just a start but hopefully it'll grow over time. My best piece of advice: do it one neighbourhood at a time.


Do you read me? - Magazine Shop
RSVP - Paper Shop
P&T - Concept Store: Paper & Tea

• Alte Schönhauser Strasse + Neue Schönhauser Strasse (Aesop, & Other Stories, COS...)

Eat & Drink:
• Mamecha - Green Tea Café & Japanese Food
District Môt - Vietnamese Food

Next time:
Monsieur Vuong - recommended by Toril.
Shiso Burger - recommended by Bri.


Spend time at:
• Modulor - Art Material Store 

Kimchi Princess - Korean Food
They have two other places: Angry Chicken & Mani Mogo (on my to-do list for my next visit).


Good to know:
Oranienstrasse, between Oranienplatz and Görlitzer Bahnhof: plenty of bars, café and restaurants.
Paul-Lincke-Ufer, perfect summer spot along the river, that's where you find Concierge and a few other restaurants. 


• What Do You Fancy Love? - Coffee & Bagels
C/O Berlin - Photography
• Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church - one of my favourite sights in Berlin, it captures Berlin's fate during WW2 better than any history book.
• KaDeWe - the largest department store in Europe (P.S. The food hall is on the sixth floor...)

• Bikini!!! Bikini Berlin is a group of buildings completed in the 1950s and recently renovated. The result is a very cool combination of a concept mall, offices, a cinema and the hotel where I was staying. There is also a green rooftop terrace, facing the Zoological Garden. Favourites:
Super - Shop Eat Meet
Gestalten Pavilion - Concept Store & Café