Arriving in a new city, whilst on a budget, is both nerve-wracking and exhilarating. Especially when your parents decide to trust you with your 12 year old, wanderlust filled, little sister. I'm guessing they don't know about the time I lost her on the train in Stockholm and had to call the security at three stops to find her. Sorry mom.
We arrived early, a good perk of getting up at 5.30 to fly, although it did take us a good two hours to find out Hotel. With no time to waste we immediately hit the streets, looking for adventure! We spend about an hour walking down the stunning Kurfürstendamm before we attempted to navigate the metro system.
We made it to Mitte where we exited the train to early and ended up at Checkpoint Charlie, a reconstruction of what once was the best-known crossing point between East- and West Berlin during the cold war. It was our first meeting with Berlin's rich history and the contrasts this city has to offer. And as a proof, right after passing the Checkpoint, we found a beach.
And that's pretty much my first day in Berlin. Relaxing, just taking it all in. After sitting on the beach for a couple of hours we walked around some more, ate a ridiculously delicious pizza and headed back to the hotel to watch Pitch Perfect 2 in bed. Perfection.
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