Hello Berlin

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's time for us to go on a trip of a lifetime. Welcome to Gaby's Berlin play by play. Each day I'll post my family's itinerary. I will take you step by step through Berlin and then we'll travel to Amsterdam. This is what I'd like to call "Gaby's Guide to Berlin".

We begin our journey at the hotel, The Ritz Carlton in Potsdamer Platz. Great breakfast, great rooms, great company (the Turkish President was staying at the hotel the same time we were, party).

B. Holocaust Memorial 

This beautiful memorial was only steps away from our hotel. It was absolutely breathtaking, and in my humble opinion, a great tribute to those lost in the Holocaust. If you're in Berlin this is a definite must see.

C. Brandenburger Gate 

Another, must see when you visit Berlin. It's a very majestic entrance to a nice plaza. The history behind it? Look it up people... or ask your parents... that's what I did.

D. Mauerpark Flea Market

Waffle with applesauce... yum

You honestly thought I would go a whole day without attempting to shop? Although we arrived on a Sunday, and every single store in Berlin is closed then, we did manage to find the one open shop in the city... the flea market! Talk about vintage heaven. If I lived in Berlin I would have furnished my whole apartment from this place. Although a little grungy at times... you can find anything under the sun here. It was definitely a great place to peak at and a nice taste of the local culture/people. In need of some new furniture? You've gone to the right place.

Highlights of that day include: 

1) Finally touching ground in Berlin after having flown for hours upon hours
2) Looking at myself in the mirror, after the long flight, only to find I was staring at a monster 
3) Receiving a round of applause from my parents when I exited the bathroom looking normal again, after having fixed myself up for the day
4) Eating a waffle with massive amounts of apple sauce on top

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Sara said...

Amazing picture and amazing outfit, you look so good in this picture, I love your pants, what a great color and that blouse is perfect, the perfect touch and your jacket rocks, also you look beautiful! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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Fashion Dubrovnik said...

Berlin is one of my favorite towns in whole world. It has a interesting soul :)


Megan said...

so ... if you've visited my blog you know I lived in Florence, Italy for 4 months and in that time we never made it to Berlin! I was so bummed ... but we definitely hit up Amsterdam! Time of my life, and the architecture is just incredible! Have so much fun!


Unknown said...

you look FIERCE in that picture!! love the vacay pictures so far!

<3 steffy

Lydia Armstrong said...

Looks like a great trip. That first pic of the memorial is amazing.

Ray said...

looks amazing! loving the hats:)

Viv said...

beautiful photos


mai said...

Ohh! I loved the Holocaust Memorial. The reasoning for the way it was built and the experience going through it is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Have an amazing time! It looks like you already are :) Berlin is one of my favorite cities I've traveled to. The whole place has so much history and amazing hidden spots. Love your photos and can't wait to see more.

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