Bikes, naps and cocktails: ultimate Berlin
Wednesday was spent with cocktail in hand, beer in hand and then falafel in hand.
The weather was beautiful, as it was yesterday and as it is today.
We walked through Mitte, hand in hand, eating Vietnamese and admiring street art, discussing the big questions in life.
An example of such a question is “why are loud Australian tourists so awful” and “do you think you could live in Berlin?”
The answer is a solid maybe but not any time soon.
But it’s a beautiful place to visit and we’re enjoying every moment.
We got the U Bahn to an Indian restaurant called Aapka which has “happy hour cocktails” all of the time for just four euros. So we gathered a couple of those up and soaked in the last of the afternoon sun.
My Mai Tai was much more alcoholic than Felix’s Indian Sunset and I was tipsy even before we moved onto beers.
Somewhere in our wanderings Felix saw a kebab restaurant he had been to many a time on his last Berlin adventure, three and a half years ago, selling haloumi burgers and falafel for just two euros fifty.
They were filling and delicious and we went again last night because it was just so damn good.
Yesterday we hired bikes and I caught up with a dear friend, Bodhi, whom I haven’t seen in forever.
The most hilarious coincidence of the day was that Bastian and Bodhi already knew one another from Sydney days.
We got bikes near an English Language bookshop called Another Country (perfect for very confusing conversations) and rode to Tiergarten.
Bastian had kindly packed sandwiches and leftovers and we had a picnic on the banks of the Spree.
The sun was shining and the water was rippling. It was mid afternoon and impossible not to give in to The Nap.
It was calling gently to us, pulling us down onto the ground and stroking our hair.
An hour later maybe, we all roused ourselves to ride over and buy icecreams.
It’s amazing what the sun can do for your mood, and we were feeling back on our feet and revitalized by the vitamin D we’d managed to absorb.
Last night was a bit of a quiet hang out for Felix and I with some more cocktails, more haloumi, and more collages, then, with Bastian and Carlin.
Today is jamming and then drinks with an old colleague from the paper
This morning we watched a partial solar eclipse which was interesting. I have the slowly fading sun spots on my retina to prove it.