A dear friend of mine had a birthday on the 12th of May which, of course, turned out to be a lovely weekend getaway for us. In 3 days we managed to relax, socialize, have fun and come back to London more tired than we left 🙂
We took the first flight in the morning, all excited with 3 hours sleep since we only find the time to pack our bags right before we leave. And because we never cheat on our style (catching flights by pure luck), Beyazit decided that it’s a smart idea to drive the car without Google maps (apparently he knew the way by heart) and of course we ended up getting lost and driving half an hour more. But positive thinking brings positive outcome so we kept our spirits up.
Till we reached the gate, we’d already bought Mahiki rum with coconut (we are so weak when it comes to rum) and we were ready to celebrate my friend’s birthday.
It was a warm sunny Friday in Berlin and we weren’t in a hurry at all. We had our coffee near Frankfurter Allee station, then left our bags in the hotel and discovered this beautiful African Art Market called YAAM. It offered everything we needed – good vibes, reggae music, African and Caribbean food, river view and sun chairs 🙂
Saturday was hectic! We woke up fairly early so we could enjoy a brunch over the canal at Ankerklause. We both ordered Bauern breakfast, which was delightful! By the time we went to my friend’s home party, it was 13:00 o’clock and everybody was already celebrating so we had to catch up real quick 🙂
I believe that we attract people similar to us, we choose our friends and we surround ourselves with people who are like us. Excuse my lyrical deviation 🙂 all I wanted to share is that at the party I only knew my friend, however, all of his friends made me and Beyazit feel so comfortable and sincerely enjoy the day. Some played piano, some sang songs. My friend is an oper singer so he made a little show for all of us. And I was sitting there just feeling grateful for having known people like him and collecting so many memories.
It’s never the final destination; it’s always the road and the people on it.
Later we went to Victoria park, had a picnic and a good laugh, played badminton, and before we knew, it was already dark. Obviously, we weren’t ready to finish the day so we thought a dinner in a Vietnamese restaurant is quite a good idea. But one thing leads to another, and me and Beyazit found ourselves in Berghain. I had only heard about it and I heard many different stories, however, I must say that it is an experience – a completely different world. The music was so good that we danced until the morning.
We went back to our hotel, slept for few hours and since it was a rainy Sunday we decided to make the most out of it. When you are in Germany and you want to relax, the best option is to visit a SPA Center. We stayed in Vabali Spa till midnight. It was a much needed rest for our minds and bodies and the perfect ending to our short trip to Berlin.
We are definitely coming soon!