Still raining in Berlin 

After lining up for at least 45 minutes at the Pergamon Museum without seeing anything, it was time to move on. Since we were near the Hackesche Höfe we were sure to find a place to warm up. Actually you can find that anywhere in Berlin. This city is full of great restaurants, coffee shops and bars.

So a short while later we sat down in Yo Soy, a tapas bar with delicious Majorcan wine. Just a few minutes later the drizzle increased to a downpour and we were glad to have found a dry haven. Of course once you order wine in a tapas bar you also order some tapas. They enhance the taste of the wine (and maybe the consumption of more wine as well).IMG_0041IMG_0044IMG_0074IMG_0079IMG_0097

I don’t know what happened but on this afternoon we never made it back to the Hotel Lindemann’s to change for the evening. Not that it was necessary because we had a reservation at The Bird, a very relaxed burger joint. Another great reservation (thanks Christina!!!) which was just perfect for us. The Bird is extremely popular as was noticeable by the crowd. And rightly so. We shared some chicken wings as a starter, the orange sauce on the picture was called ‘Napalm’ and had a fire bombing effect on my mouth. The burgers were huge, the meat delicious, only the mountain of fries was a bit much and too greasy.IMG_0068IMG_0053IMG_0052IMG_0065IMG_0080

Exactly two hours after our arrival we had to leave again. Pushed out into the cold we took a cab and drove to the Neue Odessa Bar. Which turned out to be ok, not more not less. But it was definitely not a mood booster. We stayed for a drink and then went home. Who would have thought that we were already tired? Not a great picture but you might an impression.
Yours, Pollybert

A rainy day in Berlin

After being lucky the day before we woke up on Saturday to a bleak and grey sky. Good then that we were sleeping in and not in hurry to go for breakfast. This time we had reservations at the Schwarzes Cafe in Charlottenburg (thank you Sophie!!). The place looked inviting and comfortable, just perfect for another long and lazy breakfast. IMG_0014  IMG_0001  IMG_0002  IMG_0006  IMG_0007 IMG_0012

Just looking at it now makes me realize that this breakfast was delicious, actually each meal we had that weekend was perfect. On hindsight what astonishes me more than the great meals (you know how critical I can be) was with which consequence Sophie polished off every last morsel on her plate. Every time we went anywhere for food, no matter what time, day or meal. The rest of us just started to dig in the moment I put my phone away, while Sophie took her time and then steadily ate everything on her plate. I wonder how she does that?.

Eventually we left our cozy nook and took the S-train to ‘Hackescher Markt’ to visit the Museum Island. From the beginning I wanted to see the Pergamon Museum and the others were nice enough to accommodate me. Since I read the book “Limit” by Frank Schätzing I wanted to go (actually already before but after reading it I wanted to go soon).

On the way to the museum the weather god was still gracious, which bode well for us and was also great for the abundance of brides we saw (there were three, but I only took a picture of one) on the island. IMG_0024    IMG_0027IMG_0031  IMG_0034

While lining up for the museum it started to drizzle.IMG_0035IMG_0038
Not getting deterred we stayed in line until we finally came upon a sign on which it said that the hall with the Pergamon Altar was currently undergoing renovations and will not be open until 2020. None of us was prepared to wait that long, so after a short consultation we agreed on going for a drink. Of course there were other things to see, but my disappointment was just too big and needed to be fixed. But this is another story.
Yours, Pollybert