Strong Irish Coffee
Thursday: Went to class in the morning. Worked on film journals at a nearby restaurant called “Toronto” with Lauren. First time having authentic Irish Coffee. Not too sure about how I feel about mixing caffeine with alcohol. There was a decent amount of whiskey. Later that day, I found out that the founder of one of my favorite art magazines, FreundevonFreunden, was going to have a presentation at an Apple store (via Instagram, thank god for social media). Unfortunately, by the time I arrived, I was already late 30 minutes late.
Then, I went to back to the hostel to meet the rest of the group. We went to this burger joint, BurgerMeister. So GOOD. Really helped curb my cravings for In n’ Out. Then, we walked around the Kreuzberg neighborhood to look for some bars. According to Yelp, this was suppose to be the “happening” area. Nope, not really. Maybe we were there too early?
We hopped back on the train and went to a club called “The Weekend”. The cover charge was pretty steep, for 12 euros. Nonetheless,the rooftop view was spectacular. There was a rooftop bar and all that jazz. We arrived at midnight but the club had just opened. How do these Berliners do it? By 2 AM, I was already exhausted while people were just trickling in. Long story short, we didn’t get back to the hostel till around 4 AM.
1. Don’t wear heels in Berlin
2. Don’t start pre gaming till 11PM
3. Nap before the pre game.
- view at 3AM in the morning
Friday: Sore Throat. Nausea. Stomachache. Stayed in hostel all day.
Saturday: Sore Throat and Nausea. Stayed in hostel all day. But I did have a fantastic duck salad for dinner at the Toronto Restaurant.
yum yum yum
Sunday: Planned on going to the flea park and concert by Mauer Park but decided to stop by the East Berlin Wall first with Julio first. The wall was a lot longer than I had anticipated. Touring the whole entire thing ended up taking up the whole day. On the side of the wall facing the street, the wall is covered with colorful murals. On the other side of the wall, there’s a stretch primarily reserved for graffiti artists. Then, there’s also an art installation about the many walls around the world that separate people. There were several photos of the US-Mexico border.
One thing I was disappointed by was the amount of little markings/writing on the wall. I wish people had more respect for the art people created. There were more than several messages about Lady Gaga… I don’t even know.
Ended the day with a plate of traditional Wiener Schnitzel (pretty much fried veal) and a side of potato salad. I bet all my friends are thinking, how was I ever vegetarian…
One of my favorites