We went for Budapest for a weekend and yet it was snowing and raining like crazy, we still can proudly state that we totally fell in love with this city - and I guess that it means quite a lot that a city, despite the bad weather, doesn't loose its ability to shine.
We of course tried the one thing Budapest is so famous for - the thermal baths. (also because it was -1 degree outside and we needed to warm up again)
Guess my facial expression describes my feelings towards rain pretty well.
All in all I would say that we enjoyed the evening views the most.
Suns out in February - Sunglasses out in February.
Since 90% of my wardrobe consists of either black pieces or white ones (if you're lucky you'll find some grey items as well) I thought I should be dare to spice it up a little bit. Funfact: I always get the most compliments when I like my outfit the least.
It's been six months in Berlin now. Six months that I can call this grey but still beautiful city my home.
Concerts, parties, movies. Nights in this city are never the same.
From time to time you need to escape the frequent hustle and bustle and go to a place you can completely let go. A safe place. So I spent some quality time with my family at the Baltic Sea. Needed.
Lollapalooza. One of the worst-organized festivals I've ever been to but as long as you spend the times with you friends and loved ones (and good music) it could
definitely be worse.
Being the luckiest human on this planet to have one of my best friends joining my Berlin adventure. Looking forward to creating loads of memories during the upcoming six months.
If you're in Friedrichshain, have lunch, a cup of coffee or one of the most delicious pieces of cake at Aunt Benny! Definitely a must.
Well, these wonder waffles.
Best. Desert. Ever.
One of my fav Vietnamese places - also in Friedrichshain.
Breakfast with a view at Klunkerkranich + evening chills at Holzmarkt25.
Even though I can say with all force of conviction that I'm more than happy to live in Berlin, I have to admit that this city can also freak you out sometimes. A short trip, even though it's just for a day, is the perfect solution.
one hour drive - complete new world.
When 3 rivers collide. Last summer I spent a few weeks at my friends place in Passau and even though I knew nearly every face of every single person in that small town (which is the complete opposite here in Berlin) I just felt free and happy. These small streets and pastels colored houses create an incomparable atmosphere reminding me of a small mediterraan town, except for the food - typical Bavarian food - which I L-O-V-E.
I know. There is hardly a place on earth that's not nice during spring-time. But still take a second to appreciate this cherry blossom. Well the cake at Cafe Aran should also be mentioned. Delicious.
Next to drinking beer and eating tons typical Bavarian dishes (translated: meat) I took the chance to explore the cathedral of Passau and I guess the picture says it all.
Peaceful evening walks and unrecognizable sunsets - these ones are guaranteed.
Narrow streets and water all over this place.
If there's one city I fell in love with, it would probably be this one. For so many reasons. Doesn't matter which season's on - it stays magical in its own way.
Exploring Prenzlauer Berg. Love it.
Evening stroll in Berlin.
Spent a few days in Rome with this lover - my grandpa.
This is our dining room, well, since our whole appartment consists of one room it"s more like an dining area. But we love it. As you may have noticed we tried to keep the details in a red colour. (one red chair, red oriental rug, red cabel etc,).. Maybe have a colourchange in a few years? We'll see.
#2 has arrived. Main difference? Recycling. My grandma decided to donate this old beauty to the dump. Luckily it did not take too much time to sell my idea to her. Different bar, leather saddle, removing a lot uncessesary items (yes including rear brake, light, carrier), and 5 hours scrubbing with sandpaper. Took some time, but totally worth it. Well.. probably Sina takes this with her to Amsterdam. At least it will be shining in front of a bigger audience, hehe. Shoutout to Annie B!
As you might have seen - we love plants, especially cacti, cactuses, whatever. We tried to keep it as simple as it could, because minimalism is so styleful. Less is more, isn"t it. So this is just one part of our apartment. More to come.
Okay. How many times did I say to myself 'no sina, you will resist this one and not swim with the stream' - but obviously I couldn't. Especially if you have a bad hair day, and I got more of these than I got it the other way round, it's the perfect solution (next to dryshampoo ofc, haha).
Ohhhh we had a lot of discussions about that. He wanted it so darn much. I didn't. I don't think it matches the rest of our interior design. Also I didn't like the idea of having a bike hanging on the wall if none of us even likes riding it, haha. Buttt we have two posters of buildings in New York as well, and have we ever been there?! I wish. And since life always is about making compromises, he got his bike. He went to the bike store in town and got it made by them. Now its hanging there for a while and i have to say that i get used to it and even start liking it. At least there is one good thing about it.
The bottle of wine.
in the summervacation we planned on doing a roadtrip through italy, so we did. Starting in Germany we headed to Austria first, having a short stay in Innsbruck (pic 2, 3). After staying in the mountains for a couple of days we continued our trip to the lago di garda and Verona! lovely place but way too much tourism (pic 5). Florence was the next stop and we totally can recommend this city. Like a small rome, so many beautiful buildings hidden behind every corner. And so much history (pic 4, 7, 8). Last stop was Cinque terre (pic 1, 6, 12), for this adventure you better bring your hiking shoes, Rough sea, beautiful litle cities. More of that please. We went on a roadtrip last year as well, through France. So whats next?