VISIT: The Holocaust Memorial (free) • The Reichstag (free, advanced booking and ID necessary for entrance) • The Brandenburg Gate (free) • Original Berlin Walking Tour (free, but tipping encouraged) • Topography of Terror Museum (free) • East Side Gallery (free)
EAT: Currywurst at Friedricstr. Train Station • Burgers at Hans im Glück
If you have either been following me for a rather long time and/or know me in real life, you will know that exactly two years ago, I went through a very tough time. After years of suffering from anxiety and depression, my illness came to a head when I became ill whilst Interrailing in 2013. You can read the whole story here, and I also mention some of the feelings I experienced in this post about my time in Cinque Terre.
This year my house mates of three years and I decided to head out to mainland Europe to explore, and naturally, Interrailing was the easiest/cheapest/most popular option available to us. For many people, this sort of decision is a simple one to make; going on holiday is a walk in the park, right? Well, not exactly – that metaphor was only true for me if said park were ablaze. But as you might have seen from Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/my shining face of pride, I took the challenge on and won. In fact, not only did I survive, but I had one of the best holidays that I’ve had in a reaaaallllyyy long time. Together, Beth, Lisa and I flew from Birmingham to Berlin, met two very lovely and handsome Frenchmen on the train to Prague, continued our journey through the tragic wastelands of Auschwitz in Krakow and ended our tour in the beautiful Budapest.
Over the next week I will be posting three photo diaries from Berlin, Prague and Budapest. I hope you enjoy them, and that you’ll rejoin me on my blogging adventure as I take up where I left off a month ago. Love you all. X