Last week I was in Berlin. It was a very peaceful travel for me. I have traveled on my own and it made me feel so good. There was no hurry just I felt relaxed. Every morning was starting at 07.00 with 5 km running at the awesome Volkspark Friedrichshain. It was the best place I have ever run. Along beautiful trees, lakes and squirrels, I ran as fast as I could. After running, of course I had my cold shower. I can honestly tell you that Berlin has a veryyy cold water:) I freezed but did not give up to have cold shower🙂 Well done to me:)
When I go somewhere new, I imagine myself like living there. I am not in a hurry like hey I should see all “to see places”!
First I try to breath the air and observe the people. I wonder what are they doing in their daily lives? If I see a local person, I make a scenerio for him/ her. What is her/his job? What is it like his/ her house? Where is he/she going in a hurry? Maybe it sounds crazy but it lets me understand their lifestyle.
And also if someone tells me you should see that place especially I don’t go there. I resist popular things I think:) Because I want to see places that I am attracted not because of everyone loves. So I try to see what I find interesting. I love exploring new things by myself. So I realized that best travel for me traveling solo. Because everything will be under my control -a little bit control freak? Maybe:). But I would do and see whatever I want. And after that I feel I am free.
I have attended two different tours in Berlin.
First one was Free Walking Tour by Sandeman’s New Europe.
Last year I have attended in Paris and liked it too much. When I travel a new place, I try to search this tour. This the best way to learn a city by the guides who are living there.
The places in the tour are as below:
The Brandenburg Gate
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Site of Hitler’s Former Bunker (The place where Hitler killed himself now is now playground!)
The Berlin Wall
The Former SS Headquarters
The 1920s Cabaret Mile
The Old Royal Boulevard
The TV Tower
The second tour was the coolest tour I have ever done. You can see under world of Berlin. The bunkers in the cold war. It was amazing!
Check it out:
The other places I have also seen:
Berlin’s East Side Gallery
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
And my favourite place in Berlin was Tiergarten Park. It was in my impossible list you know. I was waiting to be there for a long time and finally I was there. I can totally tell you that I fell in love with this park. I can live there forever:) It made me feel, I am totally alive! It was awesome awesome awesome:)
Beside this every night in Alexandraplatz there were different street performers. One night there was a showman hey I laughed so much he was really so funny. He walked on a rope and made circus actions. The next night there was a music band and was called Berlin Oriental Group. Members were German, Russian, Israeles and Turkish. It was so good listening Turkish instruments in Berlin.
I have also attended two local meetings organized by Couchsurfing and Meet Up Berlin. It is nice to meet locals while you are traveling. Meet Up Meeting was on a boat located beside the river and we watched amazing sunset view of Berlin.
Last but not least, I loved Berlin, it is very worth to see this lovely city. It has very cold days in its story but without forgetting its history it has a bright future as far as I saw.
Here are the photos of me in Berlin as a summary:)