Berlin: Day 2

Still on east coast time, it was impossible to drag myself out of bed earlier than 10am. But once I was up, I was raring to go because Sunday is Mauerpark day! I love a good outdoor market, and I heard Flohmarkt am Mauerpark was quite the experience. Being blessed with a beautiful day only made the whole thing that much better.

Work from independent creatives, vintage wonders, and awesome food was crammed into every possible square foot (or should I say square meter?) of space. 

From there, we wandered to the park, which was packed due to the aforementioned weather. Hearing cheers coming from the crowd, we headed over to find massive outdoor karaoke. As if there was any question that Berlin was my kind of city!

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The top of the park featured a wall with inches thick layers of graffiti on it. There were a few artists doing their work, and I was told that anyone could participate, but I was satisfied with being a spectator. 

That evening, Rob wanted to check out the local rock climbing gym, so I broke off for a walk to a café to catch up on the internet world. 

I love seeing these old photo booths around the city.

I love seeing these old photo booths around the city.

Spending a few hours in the café made me feel less like a tourist and more like a local. It was adorable and felt like I was relaxing in someone's living room. This city has a way of making me feel at home. 

Clockwise from top left: Mauerpark flea market; corn from the market; second Berlin souvenir; colorful graffiti; cinnamon sugar waffle snack

Clockwise from top left: Mauerpark flea market; corn from the market; second Berlin souvenir; colorful graffiti; cinnamon sugar waffle snack

After a late and delicious dinner, it was back to the apartment to rest up for an upcoming day filled with physical activity. That's right...a bike tour.