You may remember that back in September I turned 21 and one of the presents by boyfriend surprised me with was a trip to Berlin. I’d kept saying how much I wanted to travel and get away from the oh so familiar sights of the North East (especially with my third year at uni having a pretty demanding workload) but I’d never expected he’d book a holiday for us! Last Sunday we left to travel down to Manchester and get on a plane to the German capital.
I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about flying, especially since it had been 6 years since I was last on a plane but once I got over take off I think I calmed down considerably. It was nice being able to see all the lights from the cities thousands of feet below us and after a few episodes of New Girl we were getting ready to land. The flight only took 1 hour 20 minutes or so and before I knew it I was in a car on the way to our hotel.
Once we’d dropped our stuff in our room it was time to go in search of snacks, which failed rather miserably. Sunday night after 10pm there’s not any coffee shops open and we couldn’t find an off licence or a takeaway, we did however, stumble across the Brandenburg Gate on our wander which was incredible and brought back those memories of GCSE History! I didn’t have my camera with me on our wander, but we did go back to see it again later in our trip so expect photos then!
Monday morning we found a lovely Bagel place for breakfast (they had jalepeno bagels which were amazing) in a really fancy shopping centre. Just look at those Christmas decorations! After our breakfast, which was more like brunch, we went to see Checkpoint Charlie and visit a vintage car place, ‘Classic Remise’ which was so cool. I hadn’t really planned a strict day for us (which was probably a good thing as we got a bit lost finding Checkpoint Charlie, despite it being less than a mile from our hotel!)