Day three was all about Food and Street Art - Oh....life is hard ;)
Using the 'Trip Adviser City Guide' app (must have app) we picked a street art tour and followed the map along the colorful alleyways.
All of a sudden I started getting "snackelicious" - this means that my blood sugar level are getting low and my irritation level is getting high. Feed me or get out of my way!
At the same time as I was getting ridiculously wound up by a screaming snotty child, I spotted a cafe on the corner.
I had already ordered before anyone even had time to sit down. Something warm, something sweet, in my mouth, right now!
After my anger had subsided and my belly had stopped rumbling I realized what a great place we had actually found - again by accident. The place was called 'Oliv' - a modern sleek meets shabby chic cafe filled with chatty locals reading ELLE interior, or people simply watching out of the big glass windows.
|Hot chocolate with a chocolate cake....CHOCOLATE overload?|
|I had ginger and lemon tea with a gorgeous raspberry crumble.|
After my sugar levels had risen and I realized how ridiculous I had been, the street art walk continued with a happy Valentina (much more pleasant to be around I assure you).
Since (not hungry) Valentina is such a pleasure to be with ;) I was pleasantly surprised with a lovely red rose. I carried it with me for the rest of the trip, until I lost it at the airport - Ooops.
Dinner was at a Vietnamese restaurant called 'Good-morning Vietnam'. This was not another accidental find, but a well recommended place by a few different websites...and rightfully so. The food was simple but delicious! Maybe a little spicy for my sensitive Swedish taste buds, but I powered through it (with a few hot flashes) because I just couldn't stop eating.
Since we were leaving that evening we knew we had to make the most of our last few hours in Berlin. Whilst out on another walk around the city we walked past this "box". Made up of shipping containers the architect had really thought "outside the box" on this one. The interior was mainly made up of crates and ply wood. Next to the cafe/bar/meeting point/artistic hangout spot/gallery was an old school photobooth. This whole area was so hipster it hurt.
Ohh...I was about to forget to tell you - they were giving out FREE pretzels. As 'they' say "nothing in life is free" - well these pretzels were. I even asked the lady behind the counter several times to make sure I had understood her correctly. Nice to see that some places still believe in good customer service.
Ether way, this is definitely a place you have to check out when you're in berlin.
We went back to the hotel to grab our suitcases, had a Tom Collins at the Hotel bar and left for the airport.
Good Bye Berlin, it has been a true pleasure.
"I'll be back!" (in a German accent).