Our time in Berlin went so quickly! Even though we were there during one of the darkest and coldest winters on record, I still fell madly in love with it. I can only imagine what summer would do to me - put me into a full blown Berlin trance? We recently invested in the newest… Continue reading Momentos: Berlin
“I know! Let’s go hike through the snow, up a mountain, to an abandoned spy building to see some graffiti!” I think I started turning a bit nutty while in Berlin. Who was this person and what did they do with warm weather Erica? Was I really willing to go through an impending snowstorm to… Continue reading Teufelsberg: A Graffiti Paradise at an Abandoned Spy Station
It is hard for me to justify heading out to a show on a weekend night. Coming from Austin, Texas, I thought I had heard it all. I had become incredibly jaded, I didn’t think there was anything new out there for me, and I felt dated in a sea of young twenty somethings when… Continue reading Diving For Sunken Treasure – Gypsy Punk in Berlin
With a bowl of Captain Crunch in my lap and Darkwing Duck on the TV, this Saturday morning began like any other in the early 90s. I was so involved with my weekend ritual that I didn’t hear the phone ring. Fortunately, I did hear my Mom yelling that the phone call was for me.… Continue reading The Secret Level of Nostalgia: The Computer Game Museum in Berlin, Germany
Phallic. Fun. Fein. The Currywurst Museum. Nothing says a good time like a good ol’ sausage couch. I’m not sure exactly what we were thinking but it definitely wasn’t this. Currywurst is a cultural staple in Germany. With humble beginnings in Berlin, Herta Heuwer was able to attain curry, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce from British… Continue reading Phallic. Fun. Fein. The Currywurst Museum.
One of the reasons that I fell in love with Berlin so hard is that, when you wander, you can find views and surprises that will take your breath away. As we meandered around the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area and the East Side Gallery, we found ourselves peeking at some really awesome scenery. The first is Shaun's… Continue reading Photo Friday: An HDR Peek into Berlin, Germany
I never knew I had such resilience about weather until we found ourselves eye-devouring the East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall. The icy cold weather and snowfall couldn’t keep me away from the murals I had so desperately wanted to see for myself. I, my friends, am an art lover... apparently. 🙂 So a… Continue reading The East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall
“Did you hear that The Hoff is confirmed to be at the East Side Gallery for the protest on Sunday?” Wait... WHAT?! It was music to my ears. I had heard time and time again that Germans had this weird fixation with David Hasselhoff and I was going to be able to experience it in… Continue reading Don’t Hassel the Hoff in Berlin
The snow crunched under my feet and I giggled as I made my way around in circles all over the freshly fallen snow. The snowflakes hung delicately in the air as Shaun and I precariously balanced ourselves on the ice as we walked towards our friends house, bottle of wine in tow. I smiled. “We… Continue reading 5 Reasons We Want to Move to Berlin
I have never fallen for a city so fast. I felt like a giddy 15 year old girl heading to a New Kids on the Block concert. Berlin gained my loyalty so quickly, I’m not even sure what happened. It didn’t help that Shaun uttered something that left my mouth gaping and speechless. "Berlin is… Continue reading Berlin, I Love You
Don't say I didn't give you enough time to plan. T-Minus 34 days until I hit the big 3-0 and I'm inviting YOU to my birthday party at Oktoberfest. Join us for a few days of beerful events. To be honest, I'm hoping to consume enough to forget that my birthday even really happened and… Continue reading You’re Invited to My Oktoberfest Birthday!