Lost in Berlin
Today I want to tell you a short story about a saying that I really love: “everything happens for a reason”. Some of you are probably skeptical when it comes to this but in my case it was proven to be right all the time.
Well.. I was supposed to travel to Krakow, Poland for an amazing photoshoot for Answear, but i’ll tell you more about the project in a future article. The funny fact is that there’s no direct flight from Bucharest to Krakow so I found out that I’ll have to change the flight in Germany. When I found out I was thrilled because it was my first stopover and I had no idea how it actually works. I was flying all by myself with a huge luggage and a backpack (for only 3 days..but I’m a fashionista..I’m allowed to 😀 ) and I was wondering what if i’m going to lose the flight or what if my luggage will be lost somewhere. When it comes to flying I become quite anxious especially if I have to fly alone…
To come back to the story..when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? And that’s what I did. Found out that I had to spend 9 hours in Berlin after I needed to wake up at 6 a.m. to catch the flight from Krakow. At first I wasn’t happy at all but I found a better way to solve the “problem”. I’ve never visited Berlin and it wasn’t actually one of my top destinations to visit, but I love to experience new things and to visit new places so it was the best timing to check a new destination on my list.
Just landed in Berlin, took a bus from the front station and left myself guided by the feeling. I knew that I wanted to see as much as I could in those 8 hours left and maybe to find some time for a shopping session. When it comes to visiting a new city I love to walk around, to feel the vibe, to see the people, to see how do they enjoy the city.
Went down from the bus close to the Reichstag and I followed the crowd. There were so many people around. Lucky me I got to visit Berlin during the weekend..can you imagine how many people were around? In few minutes I arrived in Tiergarten and right in front of the entrance of the park lays the marvelous Brandenburg Gate. After admiring this beautiful monument while I was trying to find a free spot to rest for a minute, I gathered all my energy and started the marathon – 10 km walked in less than 8 hours.
I stopped for a few minutes in a Starbucks to grab a sandwich and to find some WiFi (didn’t happen!) and then I continued walking along the streets of Berlin. After seeing all the attractions along the Berliner Allee to see the famous Alexanderplatz, I turned around and walked back to Brandenburg Gate, crossed the hole park for almost 2 hours on my way to the famous shopping area Kurfürstendamm and it worth all the effort!
Here’s a part of my visual experience in this beautiful and super friendly capital. Don’t forget that I was all by myself in a new city and everything felt like I belonged to that place.
Hope that you enjoyed this virtual trip to Berlin!