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10 Things I Learned When Traveling to Berlin

Every time I go to Europe, I always find my way back to Berlin. I remember when I made my travel plans to see London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, I thought Berlin would be my least favorite of all the cities. Turns out, it’s my favorite city till this day. I feel very comfortable being there and I’ve learned a lot about this wonderful city.

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October Euro Trip Begins…First Stop, Berlin!

Me at the Brandenburg Gate

I’ve been very fortunate in my life the past couple of years. I’ve made the right career moves, looked out for myself when I needed to and made life changing decisions to put me in the position I am now to start to travel. I say this because the beginning of my journey starts in my favorite city Berlin. A city that I’ve officially stayed at 4 times in a year. Every time I try to go somewhere else, I get drawn back in.

After my Germany trip in the Spring, I decided to do another trip in October and really wanted to hang out with Ruben, someone I met in Munich who is from Amsterdam. We planned it out and finally the time had come for us to meet again.

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10 Things I Learned When Traveling To Paris

When traveling to Europe, Paris is at the top of most peoples list of cities to visit but I will admit before my trip, I wasn’t sure how I would like the city. I did some research before hand but I didn’t do enough. Most people tell you about how pretty a city is but not many people explain to you the logistics of getting to certain places or what you might experience when you get there. I ran into hurdles, got lost, missed a flight but it was a great learning experience. So here is what I learned…

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Brandenburg Gate

Why Berlin should be on your shortlist

You ever have that feeling of deja vu? I swear I have it every time I tell a friend that I’m going to Berlin and their response is inevitably “Again?”…yes AGAIN. I never have a chance to really explain in detail why I love Berlin and why I keep going back to this wonderful city. First let me state that I’m biased to Germany in general. I took an interest in the German language which led for me to meet native German speakers and to eventually go to Germany. Even with me being biased, I still have great reasons why Berlin should be somewhere on your shortlist if you’re planning to go to Europe.

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Great experience in Germany

So it has come for me to go back to America. This experience has been great in so many ways. Meeting people of different cultures who are like minded, interesting, kind and overall good people. I’ve had people welcome me into their lives and I will never forget it.

What have I learned about Germany? Germany is a small country but it is completely different depending on where you live. You can go 100 miles away into a different state and they speak differently and have different cultural norms. In General, everyone I encountered was very nice. I had random conversations with people I’ll never see again…I remember talking to an old woman who was going to Berlin waiting for the train and we’re just small talking about the weather and where we come from…all in German!

I appreciate more than anything the human connection. The old buildings and food are nice…yes…but it’s the human connection that I will never forget. I will do my best to keep in contact with the many people I’ve met and who knows, maybe I will see them all again in the future.

Day 9 – Berlin (May 2018)

Day 9 – Last full day in Germany and I really enjoyed myself. Today I walked through the tourist area and took a panaramic picture of the Brandenburg Gate as well.

Afterwards I went back to Kreuzberg and had some Austrian Wiener Schnitzel as recommended by a friend. It was my first and it was very good.

Resting for now. Might go out tonight, we shall see. Enjoy the pictures.

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Day 8 – Berlin (May 2018)

Day 8 – Best decision I made was to come back to Berlin for the last couple of nights.

So it’s official, Berlin is my favorite European City. So multicultural, it’s a young, vibrant and interesting city. I’ve never had anything bad to eat in this city either lol.

With me losing my euro cellphone, I decided to buy another one. Found a cheap one but it has new features like panaramic picture taking.

After a little sightseeing, I had Lebanese food with my roommate and then met up with my new friend Kylo and his band mates for beer. Had a great time once again. Enjoy the pictures.

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