I had no idea what Germany was like. Heck, I didn’t even know how to say hello or thank you or excuse me in German. I never expected that I would go here, let alone live here, but I am here now; and there’s 19 months to go.
It feels like watching a movie without reading the synopsis, or hearing any feedback from anyone. The slate was completely blank. Since I got here, I have learnt a little of how to speak in Deutsch, go to weekend markets, go to any market, go to museums, historical sites, watch the orchestra in the rehearsal concert, ice skate, go to the forest, run, buy a bike, bike, watch a movie, watch a play, go to a house party, drink in the Crazy Bar, drink at home, drink at a park, drink while walking on the street. It feels liberating to live alone, cook what you crave for every time, drink beer without anyone judging you how much, where, or when.
It’s only today that I realized I might be falling in love with Berlin. It’s crazy, but I like it. Prost to learning more Deutsch and to experiencing this city more as a local.
Linie 1: A woman travels to Kreuzberg, Berlin in search of the rockstar and the father of her unborn child. A play that has been running for about 30 years and been on tour in New York, Tokyo and other big cities. I really did my best, but sitting on a 3-hour musical in Deutsch with only 1 month Deutsch training was difficult. Thank the heavens musical notes sound the same in every country. #Berlin #30 #30daysinBerlin