The day after my birthday, I flew to Berlin, Germany to explore, reset, and celebrate. I was interested to see how I’d feel away from the kids for a longer period of time, but was also eager to feel the difference and similarities between New York City and Berlin.
While I didn’t pack my camera, I did manage to take a good amount of photos on my iPhone. Here are 9 tings I did during my stay…
1. Re-claimed my dedication to croissants at Populous Coffee
2. Biked through Tempelhof Field
3. Walked through and shopped at several flea markets (too many to keep track, just go!)
4. Ate a lot of delicious vegetarian food. Such a wonderful surprise!
5. Hosted a little meet-up with a few wonderful Berlin readers. Then I spent the next day getting shown around by one. Thank you, Katherine!
7. Moseyed through St. George’s Bookstore.
8. Went to dinner at Ora, and laughed my butt off. Perfection.
9. Visited the Holocaust Memorial
Walking, biking, and riding the train (and allowing myself to get lost a few times) was the perfect way to get to know the city a bit. I made friends, and even spent an afternoon comparing certain neighborhoods in Berlin, to some of my favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods. I’m the type of person that gets things by getting into a flow of everyday life. I know taking a vacation for my birthday (without kids) was a complete luxury, and I don’t take that for granted. It was wonderful to ease my mind and get a necessary pause from the NYC hustle. And the truth is, there’s so much I want to do when I go back.
Have you visited Berlin? Would love to know something you did that you can’t stop thinking about.
P.S Carry-on only
My goodness…your trip photos make me want to go to Berlin right now! I’m putting effort into a Germany visit or long stay soon; although most Berliners speak English I’ve been told, I’m learning German for my Germanic traveling path. After seeing you in those cute red heels, I may return to Ross to pick-up the pair I saw two days ago! Happy belated birthday and many more to you! Alles Gut (Take care)! 🙂
Haha I totally support that purchase!
Thank you so much. I think it would be great for you to learn German! They do speak English, but it is also a good language to know! Good luck!
In such a short amount of time you managed to capture Berlin so well. What a treat to spend the day with you! Thank you for that and for all the work you put into the blog. You continuously inspire me. xx
Katherine! It was so wonderful getting to meet you and hang! Thank you so much!!!
These are stunning! Love your easy-breezy style and omg those eggs on avocado toast? Lawd! 😘
Beautiful photos! I have always wanted to take a solo trip for myself. This really inspired me!