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This weekend I was in Berlin! With a group of nine (!) girls. We were visiting Anne, who lives over there, and celebrating the birthday of two of us. When traveling with only hand luggage I like to pack wisely. So you can see it as a very small capsule. First check the weather, think about your activities and visualize different outfits. I always like to keep some extra space for purchases I might do so I don’t want my suitcase to burst already on the way over there.

This is what I brought to Berlin:

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On our last day we planned to do some karaoke at Mauerpark, but unfortunately there were some other activities in the park. That wasn’t a real problem actually as we were all content with lying in the grass and playing Bonanza.


Leaving Anne’s house


Colourful houses


We played Bonanza quite often these days so this was a nice coincidence!


Mauerpark


Figuring out what to do now that the karaoke isn’t around


Hello!


Myriam had a date! She met a guy the last time she was here and they decided to meet.


We had to eat bratwurst of course.


We bought some beers and chilled in the grass


Ewa


Time for dinner. We went to YumYum, a nice asian restaurant with spicy food


Waiting for a spot…


That was our trip!

On the first day we danced until dawn so we started our second day a little bit later than usual. The sun was shining and it was pretty damn hot. We took the U-bahn to Prenzlauer berg and explored the area.


Anne saluted the sun


We met this great little fellow!


Ewa made some pictures with her analogue camera, can’t wait to see!


Checking out the market at Maybachufer


After walking around for a bit we landed at the cinema café and had some really nice ginger tea. We played a game of Bonanza here (Anne won).


Beautiful Ewa in the wind


We went to Warschauer Strasse because we heard there was some kind of love parade.


Always happy Myriam


Ewa and Myriam


And there was a parade indeed! There were several cars or busses driving by with music and people dancing around them.


I was a little bit overwhelmed by the crowd


We decided to leave the parade, find ourselves a nice spot at a Vietnamese shop and had some very cheap and nice food.

One moment you’re in the Netherlands and the next moment you’re in a car driving to Berlin for the second time this year! Anne’s parents are in Indonesia on vacation and had an available car. Together with Ewa and Myriam we drove to Anne’s hometown Berlin and spend the weekend.


Preparing for our first day


The weather was incredibly nice


Anne


Probably the subway station we visited most: warschauer straße


Ewa and Myriam had a twin-theme going on this weekend


Waiting for the S-bahn that would take us to tempelhof


I’d never been to the tempelhof area. Really strange to have such a spacious place in the middle of the city. We just sat there and played Bonanza.


Myriam


I have tons of back-photos as I’m usually kind of slow, but on occasion I run a few meters to capture these cuties from the front.


Then we did this! Ever since I saw that you could canoe on the Spree, I wanted to do that. And although we only went for an hour -thus didn’t see that much- it was awesome. Maybe I’ll do it again another time to see a little bit more.


Lady Anne


Time to go home and get ready for the night. And during the nights there are no cameras allowed so that was it for day one!