Doin' the Polka

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Today's post is a long one... so let me warn you in advance. We're back in Europa, for our last day in Berlin! We had quite the trip in Germany and the last day we tried to hit up all the spots we were dying to go to but hadn't seen yet. We continued our hop-on hop-off bus tour around a different section of the city which allowed us to get off at places we hadn't seen yet... (don't judge me, but I fell asleep for part of it, uy the jet lag). What can I say, the bus lulled me to sleep.

*the Target jacket is featured below












The East Side Gallery showcases the Berlin Wall with various paintings on it. It's really quite spectacular. It's shocking to think that there was an entire wall surrounding the city. I still can't get over it.


Our best friend aka the tour bus.


Our last stop of the day was the Jewish museum. I really couldn't leave Berlin without seeing it. It was quite moving. I particularly liked how interactive it all was. It really pushed you to create a community with those around you which was quite a nice feeling to have when you're in a place like that.

 Holocaust Garden




This was perhaps the most moving part for me. When you first enter there's a place where you can write on these fruit shaped papers. You write down a wish and you hang it on a tree amongst other people's wishes. It was beautiful. 


Usually on this blog I try to be as funny and sarcastic as I possibly can (because that's actually my real life personality). I just want to take a moment to say I'm Jewish, and although I don't practice any of the holidays, it was still very moving to see the various places in Berlin (the Jewish museum, the Holocaust memorial). It's hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that something that horrendous happened; that people could do such horrible things to others. That being said, I think it was good for me to see the city. It's definitely a place everyone should visit at some point. 

Phew, that was too serious for my liking. Back to my normal self. 

Highlights of that day include: 

1) Falling asleep on the tour bus (it was very soothing) 
2) Taking the buses 30min break in the middle of nowhere, with nothing around to do... it was funnies
3) Getting excited for our flight to Amsterdam the next day 

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19 comments:

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Fabulous top! =)

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JustPatience said...

This is definitely a trip of a lifetime. I got chills looking at the Holocaust garden pics. I am glad you enjoyed the trip.

You look lovely in that Polka dot top.

Patience
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CessOviedo said...

Wishes on the tree is such a cute idea! ... Need that polka dotted shirt in my closet, and I need it now!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Polkadot with red lips are such a stunning combination! xoxoxoo

the nyanzi report said...

fabulous top and i also like the way you styled it with the rest of the outfit.

Thu Nguyen said...

Such a cute blouse! Polka dots are back in season! You pulled it off greatly.

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Alma said...

Great pictures! Loving the shirt :)

xoxo

Baby Budget Blog said...

LOVE the bold polka dots!!!!

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Stephanie Ayu said...

that's so on trend! I love it (i.e. the polka dottd blouse)

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blacksandbrights said...

went i visited berlin i went on a "jewish" tour as well it was so powerful - sad/scary - and definitely a trip worth taking

La Vrai(e) Charlotte said...

love the blouse!
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Ashleigh Nicole said...

love the polka dot blouse!

xo Ashleigh

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Fashion Dubrovnik said...

Great polka blouse and jacket too :)

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

im sure you could have guessed i would comment this but... I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR SHIRT!!!! omg. perfection.

<3 steffy
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Clara Turbay said...

I like this blog i hope you have time to check out mine!

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audrey marie said...

what a great polka dot top! i love it

Lydia said...

I love this top! I also love when people button blouses like this all the way up. It looks so fresh.

Ashley said...

I love that you were SO moved by the Holocaust memorials. I'm Jewish aswell, and like you, don't celebrate the holidays, but this is something that changes your life and I'm so glad you got to experience it. On another note, this post convinced me to follow your blog ! LOVE your style and DIE for your PS1 !!!! x

Charmaine said...

You have a wonderful smile. I love the polkadot shirt too.

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