On the second day of our short weekend in Berlin the weather gods smiled upon us again and gave us a sunny, warm day perfect for city sightseeing. Our first stop was the Potsdamer platz, another modern square. The reason for our visit was the Berlin Wall. I’d seen photos of this square with remains of the Berlin Wall. There’s an information panel about the wall at the square but what surprised me were the chewing gums at the remains of the wall. On the other side of the square you can see a small Korean temple and another block of the Wall as a sort of reminder that Korea is still divided in half just like Germany used to be.
the remains of the Berlin Wall
Berlin, Berlin..it was nice to meet you, hope to see you again! In a nutshell, that’s what I could write about our short weekend in Berlin. However, I decided to tell you all about our Berlin trip at the beginning of April so read on 🙂.
We had our very cheap flight for Berlin on Friday afternoon and after a couple of initial hiccups (the late departure, the long queue at the passport control and the long wait for the overcrowded airport bus) we finally arrived to the city center. For some unknown reason our airport bus stopped near the Brandenburg Gate and we had to find a different way of getting to the Alexanderplatz square. While we were already near the Brandenburg Gate we decided to have a look at it and to see the nearby Reichstag building too (parliament) even though that was planned for Saturday morning.
Alexander platz in Berlin, Germany
Life & blog update : April.. was an exciting month for sure. My husband and I visited Berlin for a weekend. It was our first trip without our toddler. We’ve had lots of fun and we’ll definitely be back for some more exploration of Berlin. Hope to blog soon about our weekend but for now you can check my photo post of Berlin (link below ).
Last month we’ve also found out that our second baby is a girl! So exciting!!:) I’m still feeling quite all right, no major pregnancy problems apart from my growing baby bump and the lack of choice in my wardrobe. And I’m starting to get excited about all the pink, glittery girly clothes 😉
Last week just before the Easter weekend I had a check-up. It’s been almost two months since my last ultrasound scan so this check-up was eagerly awaited. It was that all important 20 week check-up but it also meant that we could find out the baby’s gender if it chooses to reveal it 🙂 Honestly, it seemed that everyone else was more excited than me about the possibility of the revelation of the baby’s gender. For me, the more important thing was to see the baby move and to see that everything is all right (as far as these scans can show). Actually, just a few days before the doctor’s appointment I felt the baby move for the first time. Yes, it was there 🙂 As usually there was a long wait at the doctor’s and we were even instructed to go for a coffee break and to come back in an hour or so, so we had a quick lunch and got back and then waited for an hour before we were finally called. The ultrasound scan showed that everything was indeed all right and we found out the baby’s gender too. It’s a GIRL! 🙂 I knew it!:) I had this gut feeling and it wasn’t wrong. I guessed it just like I did the first time too:) I’m happy the baby is a girl. I’d be equally happy if it were a boy because then I’d have two cute rascals:) But now I get to raise a gutsy little princess 🙂
Berlin will always be remembered as the first city that we visited after becoming parents but without our toddler. It was a short city break, a perfect adventure before the second baby arrives. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d like Berlin very much but it surprised us both and we liked it better than we’d expected. It’s a vibrant cosmopolitan city with beautiful old and new architecture and a painful history that should never be forgotten.We were lucky and had warm and sunny weather which helped our exploration of the city. We walked a lot but we’ve also taken advantage of Berlin’s cheap public transport.
I’ll write more about the attractions we managed to visit during our short weekend in Berlin. This is just a photo post to show you all the highlights of our trip to the beautiful German capital. Hope you like these snapshots from Berlin.
Reichstag building (parliament)
I’ve recently visited Berlin, posts coming soon
Would you rather..?
Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi blog has created an interesting would you rather post (travel related obviously) and invited everyone to share their answers too. So, here are Emma’s questions and my answers.
– TRAVEL OR FOCUS ON YOUR CAREER AT THE AGE OF 25?
Actually I got an internship in England at that age and spent some time in the land of Shakespeare. So, it was both for me too Emma 😉
– NEVER TAKE THE TRAIN OR NEVER TAKE AN AIRPLANE AGAIN?
I love travelling by train but I haven’t done it in a long time. Honestly, if I never took an airplane again I’d never travel again so… My answer is never take the train 😦
One of the nice things about going on holiday is that it prompts you to buy some new clothes. An awful lot of us do not pay enough attention to our appearance. We get busy, so tend not to go out shopping and end up wearing the same old things again and again. Knowing that you are going away changes all that. It gets you up out of the chair and makes you freshen up your wardrobe a bit.
This is the case for men as well as women. So, today, I am going to talk about the latest menswear fashions. In particular, clothing that is ideal for a holiday or traveling.
These are fun, zany, loose-fitting and comfortable. They look good whether you wear them with jeans, trousers, chinos or shorts. Plus, Hawaiian shirts aren’t just for your holiday. You can easily carry on wearing them when you get home, especially, if you tap into this year’s trend of wearing white trousers. An Aloha shirt looks great worn with light-colored linen trousers or shorts, both of which are ideal for wearing on holiday.
T-shirts are another essential, largely because they are versatile items of clothing. On warm days you can wear them for any activity. If it gets a bit colder, they can easily double up as a vest. Right now, there are lots of stripy t-shirts out there, all part of the back to the 90s movement that is so big in men’s fashion, at the moment.