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Last December some of my friends and I visited Anne, who’s currently living in Berlin. Michiel wanted to go to Berlin for some time and I never say no to city trips so we decided to go again in April! Much better choice of season, as the weather was lovely as opposed to the cold in December. Michiel wanted to be back for Kingsday so he went back on Saturday, while I moved my stuff to Anne’s place and stayed with her for a couple of more days. Hey, you’re not in Berlin all the time!

Thank you Foursquare
Unfortunately, we came a little bit unprepared. We booked our Airbnb way too late and ended up at a place without wifi (yes they do exist!). Which is no problem on a holiday you would say, but it is when you don’t know what to do and really needed to do some research. So we sad at a cafe with wifi for quite some time and after asking Anne and a couple of friends for tips, they all said to us to download Foursquare. Now I have to admit that I used to be super active on Foursquare as I wanted to be mayor of every place. When the mayor-thing got be bored out I thought it was not such a cool app after all. But not anymore! Foursquare was super handy during our trip. If you don’t know where to go in a big city as Berlin a little help is great. So on our first day we did some shopping, drank coffee, had dinner and went out for drinks with Anne and her colleagues.

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As my final week in London has arrived, I though it would be nice to give you some tips about places I’ve visited. Maybe you like them as well when you come for a visit to this beautiful city. I’ve had an amazing time here and I can’t wait to come back one day.

So I wanted to start with the region I’m living in, Islington. My place is near tube station Angel and not far from the station you’ll find the lovely area of Camden Passage, which is definitely one of my favourite places in the neighbourhood. Though it’s not that that large, you can spend a lovely morning or afternoon here. There are lots of shops situated, especially vintage, and you’ll find some nice restaurants and café’s as well.

For lunch or breakfast, I went several times to the Breakfast Club, which is a lovely place to sit, eat and catch up with your friends. They have amazingly good food and the fruit drinks are delicious as well. However, keep in mind that you probably have to stand in a queue if you come on Saturday or Sunday, as there are many people who enjoy their breakfasts as well.

On the opposite of the Breakfast club, you’ll find Annie Vintage, where you can buy an extravagant dress for a gala or wedding. Lots of glitters, feathers and fur. If you walk a little bit further you’ll see lots of other vintage shops as well. Unfortunately, I have to tell you that most of the shops are quite expensive for vintage. Though the quality is very good and sometimes a lovely designer piece pops up.

For the bargains you should come to the little market. I know it’s on Saturday but I’m not sure about the rest of the week as I only went on Saturdays. There are not that many stalls but they sell very nice dresses. Fur coats for about 40 pounds and dresses from 15 pounds.

For a nice dinner, I’d recommend Med Kitchen. The menu has a wide variety of dishes from the mediterranean area. My mum loved the roasted vegetables with couscous and my salmon luigini was very nice as well. Be careful in restaurants with your tips as most of the time, they already included service costs in the bill.

That’s it for now! Hope you like the tips! Have to excuse me again for the lack of updates but I have my exams this week so I really need to focus on that. I’ll give you some more tips later this week!