Graffiti, Beer, Repeat…

After quite a rough day of travel yesterday (I’m talking 4-5 hours of trains, buses, and airplanes (that left me dehydrated in every way possible and with a touch of nausea – it wasn’t pleasant), we have made it to London 😀 We didn’t get to our London digs until after 1am last night, and we slept in this morning, so we haven’t gone exploring yet, but I’m really looking forward to it!

First thing’s first, though: Our Week in Berlin…

I suppose I’ll actually begin with our last day in Stockholm, which we spent walking around enjoying the lovely weather (after that freakish cold in Helsinki)!

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And the delicious vegetarian buffets! Seriously, the U.S. needs to get on this fad pronto!

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Ok, so after all that, then we made our way to Berlin where we spent 7 nights. We arrived kinda late on Wednesday night, but we successfully found our airbnb apartment and all was well. The apartment was kinda shabby (total bachelor pad with only the bare essentials – no dishes, questionable towels, and generally kinda “boy dirty”) and had me a little concerned at first, but each day it got a little better and we made do just fine. As for Berlin itself – we were overall a little underwhelmed, but we thoroughly enjoyed the great availability of cheap, tasty German beer (Hefeweizen holla!) and we managed to get in a good amount of exploring around the city 😀

We don't know what this was, but we thought it was picture worthy due to its resemblance to the Giant Ball of Twine

We don’t know what this was, but we thought it was picture-worthy due to its resemblance to the Giant Ball of Twine

Inside what I think was a Jewish memorial...

Inside what I think was a Jewish memorial…

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INCREDIBLE nachos! We ate at this restaurant 3 times - really good food and good, cheap beer!

INCREDIBLE nachos! We ate at this restaurant 3 times – really good food and good, cheap beer!

A monument in Viktoriapark

A monument in Viktoriapark

Riding toward the Brandenburg Gate

Riding toward the Brandenburg Gate (Before I almost ran over some poor kid’s toes :/)

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Huge flea market in Mauerpark (it was sweltering that day - definitely over 100 degrees)

Huge flea market in Mauerpark (it was sweltering that day – definitely over 100 degrees)

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Connor got his playground time in...

Connor got his playground time in…

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We FINALLY found a bratwurst for me! And a biergarten :D

We FINALLY found a bratwurst for me (after searching for a good 3 days – sad, I know)! And a biergarten 😀

Connor by the East Side Gallery

Connor by the East Side Gallery

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I thought this guy looked like Voldemort :D

I thought this guy looked like Voldemort 😀

Batman!

Batman!

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Just meadering around a nearby bar/restaurant area - we think this is an outdoor nightclub

Just meadering around a nearby bar/restaurant area – we think this is an outdoor nightclub

Connor posing with... oh wait... MORE graffiti!

Connor posing with… oh wait… MORE graffiti!

We made pretty good use of the local bike rental system in Berlin...

We made pretty good use of the local bike rental system in Berlin…

Posing in Potsdamer Platz after visiting the Topography of Terror

Posing in Potsdamer Platz after visiting the Topography of Terror

And that concludes my Berlin recap 😀 Now, off to give Kate and William my personal congrats 😛

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One Response to Graffiti, Beer, Repeat…

  1. A A says:

    so glad you posted again. I noticed on the back of your bike what looked like a metal lunch box—but at a closer look it was an advertisement.

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