Flea markets in Berlin are open on Sundays so we made that our destination for the day. Ideally I like to get there early, around 8 or 9, but spoke with the girls at about 10:30 and jokingly said “please let’s not end up going there at 2”. Well of course we ended up going there at 2. Soon flea market entrepreneur Virginie and I left off to explore on our own. The market was Mauerpark, it was really big but there was too much new age crap mixed in with with the vintage goods. There was this guy with a “menstrual art” stall, with cookies shaped like pads with fake blood on them. EEEEERGH.
I found some nice enamel kitchenware and old apothecary jars but I was surprised to find the prices pretty similar to London, really unexpected considering how incredibly cheap Berlin is! So in the end I only bought a waffle pan which I’m very excited about.
Then we wanted to go to another market but the girls had achy feet (after one hour) because of course they’d come in heels, as girls do. So arriving to the other market at 4 after a coffee break, we found the sellers packing, and that concluded our exciting flea market adventure.
Oh forgot to say there was a really wonderful flower market at Mauerpark also.
This is me and my beard under the tv tower, a customary tourist shot.
Later on I met my friend Patrick and spent the afternoon sat by a canal, watching creepy river crabs crawling up the sides towards us. This was the view, look at those beautiful houses!
Rents in Berlin are incredibly cheap. For what I pay for my room in London I could get my own 2 bed flat in Berlin, with high ceilings, beautiful big windows, wood floor… I loathe London.
I got to try this Swiss drink made of whey!!! This is the liquid that’s left over from cheese production, you can see why the Swiss needed to find a way to use it somehow. I didn’t really like it though, it tasted like an energy drink.
Not sure what I’m doing today, I need to call my friends. Later!