Hurray! Another entry into my travel diary.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
That night, we went to Hackerschien and stopped at a restaurant called Oxymoron for dinner. So yum.
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.
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.
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.