Berlin, a tale of 26 weeks

183 days, 28 visitors, 130 glasses of beer, 23 vegetarian burgers, 41 walks in Volkspark Friedrichshain, 1,040 kilometres on my bike and a temperature difference of 44 degrees. I’ve been in Berlin for half a year now and that means the inevitable question is starting to pop up – in my head, but also from the mouths of my friends: ‘Are you going to stay after the next half year?’ And when I tell them I most probably will, they want to know: ‘What’s it like to live in Berlin?’ It appears that ‘great’ doesn’t always satisfy their curiosity.

View from the Großer Bunkerberg in Volkspark Friedrichshain.
Image courtesy of Daphne Damiaans

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