Travel Diary: Berlin, Germany

Hurray! Another entry into my travel diary.

Berlin Street Germany
französischer dom Berlin Germany

I've been to Germany before (back in 2008) but only to Frankfurt. It was beautiful there but I had a very traumatic experience with airport security that turned me off of Germany for years.

I'll post a storytime or something eventually about it. Maybe.

Berlin Street Canal Germany

Nine years later, I'm being sent to Germany for work and a different city, so I immediately jumped to the opportunity. Like I said in my previous post, I've always wanted to have a job that would allow me to travel the world. I didn't know that it was going to happen so soon! I spent three days in Berlin — Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Berlin Castle Church Germany
Berlin street Germany fashion district
Berlin Germany fashion district street

S U N D A Y

I came in around noon and headed straight for my hotel — Hotel One Spittlmarkt. It's modern design and open concept really made me feel comfortable even just hanging out in the lobby area. I ended up spending some time there just chatting on Skype with my boyfriend. He makes a cameo in my YouTube video!

Boyfriend Skype Coke
Berlin Street Germany

To make use of the rest of the afternoon, my friend and I walked over to The Memorial To The Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial) and the Brandenburg Gate to take some photos.

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memorial to the murdered jews of europe holocaust berlin germany

Of course, I would stop by the Starbucks located right outside of it to pick up some tumblers and a drink that we don't have in Canada. I was amused when I said my name and they spelled it as Kimil. I like seeing the way other cultures would interpret my name.

Brandenburg Gate Berlin Germany
Starbucks Berlin Germany

That night, we went to Hackerschien and stopped at a restaurant called Oxymoron for dinner. So yum.

oxymoron restaurant berlin germany

M O N D A Y

I spent the morning and afternoon at a conference I was attending for work. After that, I went thrift shopping by Mauerpark and to my disappointment, I picked up absolutely nothing. The shops were very similar to thrift shops that we have here in Kensington Market in Toronto. 

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swing mauerpark berlin germany
graffiti mauerpark berlin germany ootd misscamco

I headed back to the hotel to change for dinner with the company / evening drinks on a rooftop bar. The view from the top was gorgeous!

T U E S D A Y

Again, I spent the day at the conference but this time right after, I put my shopping game into play. I headed to the small boutiques close-by where I found cute jewellery pieces from Mint, and then hailed a cab to get to the Mall of Berlin where I spent $$$ at COS. Too bad I didn't know we had a store at Yorkdale Mall so I didn't even take exchange rate into account.

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mall of berlin germany

After walking around for an hour or so, we decided to grab dinner. I was missing the taste of North American food so I ordered American steak.

& That's the entire recap of my time in Berlin. I feel like I really got to see so much within the small time-span that I was there. It was also super nice to see how our company's sister location functioned and what their office looked like. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to go on the trip, and I would recommend Berlin again for any travellers. Especially Hackescher Markt.


Where's your next destination?