Berlin was amazing. I loved the city, the people, the food, the language, pretty much everything. It was nice to be in a country where I could communicate again and for once be the person translating instead of having things translated for me. There was a lot of history and not enough time to see everything I wanted to. We did a free walking tour, checked out monuments and museums, went to the clubs, and met some amazing people. Let me just take a minute to plug Wombats City Hostel in Berlin. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating and the hostel itself was clean and in a great location. We made friends with people from all over the world and I even managed to make a Thanksgiving dinner sans oven in the Hostel kitchen. Overall, it was a wonderful trip and a nice break from the chaos of Istanbul. (The people in Berlin would not cross if there wasn’t a cross walk and wouldn’t walk across a street if the sign was red–even if there were no cars coming!)
I haven’t had much time to post about Berlin in the two weeks that I’ve been back and haven’t even loaded pictures from my camera yet. But I do have a few pictures from my phone to post. Hopefully things at school will calm down soon and I’ll be able to regularly post again.