December 2, 2013
in Barcelona, Spain
, Barcelona, cold in Spain, living in Barcelona, living in Spain, Spain
When I was flying to Barcelona this year I had two goals – eating well and avoiding winter. The first month over here was fabulous, with temperature not dropping under 23 Celsius degrees. I even had to use my air conditioning once or twice. And then one rainy morning came. Rain was soon gone, but temperature dropped by 10 degrees. To all of you living in countries with a real winter it sounds like a joke, but I am living in an apartment with no heating and humidity in this city is not the lowest. In conclusion walking in the morning to the bathroom is a painful experience, even in my super warm socks.
I am cold, so cold that I run more often just to feel hot and sweaty after 10 minutes. I am also seriously considering going back on Bikram yoga, even though I felt like I was dying each time I’ve been doing it. Who would think that I’ll experience the coldest winter in my apartment in Barcelona. It is so much nicer outside on the sun…
October 4, 2013
in Berlin, Berlin guide
, abandoned amusement park, Spreepark
Speepark is one of this places, that I always wanted to visit – an abandoned amusement park, sounds exciting, doesn’t it? It would be better to have a “private tour” without a guide and a group of people, but still, it was something. With my “so close to understanding” german, we separated a bit from a group and wandered around, discovering it partly by ourselves.
I went there twice. The first time by accident, when I’ve decided to bike around Treptower park. I knew that it was open but I had no idea how it worked. I found the gate and went inside. It turned out that there are two tours per day (only on weekends) at 1 pm and 4pm. It was 2pm and I’ve decided to wait. I was walking around the entrance area and took like 200 pictures. At 2pm I gave up, it was not a day for waiting.
The second time was with T., it was a beautiful day. I am still impressed with a history of this place that contains bankruptcy, Peru, big amount of drugs in a flying carpet and a long sentence in jail. If you’re interested, watch the Achterbahn (Der Spreepark) Dokument.
September 28, 2013
in Berlin, Berlin guide, Germany
, Berlin, Berlin guide, Boxhagener Platz, Boxhagenerplatz, Boxi, farmers market in Berlin, healthy food in Berlin, Silo cafe
Saturday has it’s own rhythm. Depending on the night before, it has to be slow sometimes. Since few weeks we have Silo cafe, that is too close not to use it during this tough days. When coffee helps you feel like a human again, there’s a Boxi (Boxhagener Platz) just behind the corner. On Sundays it’s famous for it’s flea market, but Saturdays belong to fruits, veggies, flowers and food in general. Everything is so beautiful and tasty around that you feel better and better with each round.