I am alive

The past few months have been pretty exhausting . My studies require a lot of  effort and I barely have time besides Uni . Nearly every week I either have to do a presentation, write midterm exams or term papers as well as doing preparation for the upcoming lectures and of course having to attend allll the classes five days a week.  After two years without a real vacation I've been more than happy about my long-desired trip to New York . 
I just booked the flight spontaneously in the beginning of December and immediately found a great flat in East Village between Union Square and Astor Place. I can really recommend that location to  explore NYC  without the usual touristy attractions. It's close to SoHo and Tribeca but you can also easily get to uptown within a 15 min subway ride or just walk through the Lower East side and over the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn .This time I also had enough time to enjoy a whole sunny sunday in Williamsburg and to be honest, there was absolutely no difference between a sunday in Friedrichshain and one in Williamsburg. Unfortunately , there has been a blizzard one day before my arrival,  so even though it was already mid march, I mainly had to walk around like an onion with big gloves , winter boots and always a bonnet on my head. But nevertheless,  I had an amazing time and it was definitely not my last stay in this beautiful city.


A sun(ny)day in Berlin

Mein erster Sommer in Berlin neigt sich dem Ende zu , zumindest wenn es nach dem Kalender geht. Goldene Sonnenstrahlen, Kastanien auf der Strasse und ein kühler Wind machen sich langsam aber doch bemerkbar und machen mir bewusst, dass die lockeren Semesterferien-Tage schon bald vorbei sind .
Das schöne Wetter habe ich dieses Wochenende mal wieder an meinem "Lieblingsspot"verbracht: auf dem RAW-Gelände in Friedrichshain. Jedes Wochenende ist hier Food & Flohmarkt und es gibt immer etwas zu neues zu sehen, auch wenn es nur eine kulinarische Entdeckung ist. Hier vereint sich einfach alles, was ich an Berlin so liebe: Es ist jedes mal anders ,immer bunt, die grenzenlose Kreativität und vor allem die Ruhe und Gelassenheit , obwohl man mitten in der Stadt ist.