BERLINER GIRL BLOG 

BERLIJNSEMEID X

Hello lovely readers,

 

I have been staying in the new room for a month now. The balcony is so great! I bought some flowers, plastic ones. I do not know how to take care of flowers outside. It was a whole journey going to IKEA. It was supposed to be only 30 minutes, but I missed the bus twice. So, it took me 1,5 hours.

 

Last week I went to Nollendorfplatz and Bulowstrasse (10787 Berlin, Germany) to photograph the street art. It was great to photograph but it was a strange experience. There was a man from the age around 50 following me. Whenever I stopped to take a picture of something random, he stopped too. He started to talk in broken English and broken German. He told me, I looked thirsty and if I wanted a drink. The only thing I wanted was to leave. I told the man I needed to go home and he told me he was coming with me.

 

I went to the U-bahn and ignored him. I jumped into the U-bahn which was just leaving, and he was jumping in it too, but in a different cabin. I got scared and called one of my friends. We decided I should go to a place that is very crowded. These are the things I dislike about being in the city. I ran to the ticket takeout at the zoo in Zoologischer garten. (Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany)That was close to home, and I’ve been there before. After walking around for hours, I felt save again and looked out for someone looking like the man. I got home safe, but I don’t think I’ll go back anytime soon.

 

Edit: I later found out I was walking on a pick-up spot for street prostitutes. The man might have thought I was an easy victim or just a prostitute. “Streams of cars flash through the busy Nollendorf intersection as young prostitutes dressed in skin-tight hotpants and stilettos flag down drivers, dragging deeply on cigarettes or chatting on mobile phones. Hailing from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria, few speak English. But they know why they're in Germany.

“ (salon.com)

 

That was some excitement last week! Let’s hope I do not end up in places like that anymore.    

 

Liebe Grüßen!

Your Berliner girl