BERLINER GIRL BLOG 

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Hello lovely readers,

 

As planned as I try to be, my life never goes as expected. When I came back home in The Netherlands I actually wanted to go to Amsterdam to finally see Yungblud. I have been obsessed with his music lately so I thought it would be a great idea to go to Amsterdam by myself. None of my friends do like his music, so I decided, why not? If I can live in another country by myself, I’ll survive Yungblud too.

 

Without looking in to anything, I just booked a ticket for the concert and I completely forgot about it. Who am I and why am I like this? When I came home my mom asked me to have dinner with my parents, brother and grandparents. I said yes and knew I was not going to be in time in Amsterdam.

 

When dinner was over there was a possibility to make it. As we arrived at Amersfoort Central station I asked for a key for the house and some cash so I could go to see Yungblud. As said was done, I did not have a jacket with me, and it was very cold. I took the train from Amersfoort to Hilversum and after one hour I arrived in Amsterdam.

 

I jumped into a metro and the woman told me we do not take cash. What is up Amsterdam?? I tried to find a machine to get a ticket with some cash, but no, it was not possible. There I was in Amsterdam, without a jacket and only a train ticket. I was already late for the concert. I could walk for 45 minutes and enjoy the last 30 minutes of the concert, or just leave.

 

I took some shots on my phone and left Amsterdam. It was cold. I paid 35 euros for a train ticket and paid the same amount for the concert ticket. I wasted about 70 euros but a nice story to tell!

 

Tomorrow I will be back home, in Berlin. I’ll probably laugh about this story a bit later.

 

Liebe Grüßen!

Your Berliner girl 

Hello lovely readers,

This time writing from Magdeburg. I just spend three hours wandering the night. Younger me opened up and I was looking around with big eyes. I wanted to go to Magdeburg for about 12 years now, but I never did, until today. I am only wandering around because I am waiting for my train and I am passing through.

From Berlin to Amersfoort, usually 5,5 hours, now 13. I decided to take a stop in Magdeburg between 2 AM and 5 AM. How did ever think this would be a good idea? I don’t know, something in my mind told me it would be cool to wander around in a city I have never been, in the middle of the night. Writing this now, it sounds really stupid. All the things that could have happened to me. Okay, we’re not talking about what could have.

Magdeburg is lovely. It is very quiet, just like a village, but it is not. Alone at night, walking around, that is how I prefer my nights. Photographing, finding out new things. The great this is, Magdeburg has it all. For a Friday night it is bizarre quiet. I could just be me, without being afraid someone would hunt me down in any weird type of way.

I saw some great art and sculptures. Great architecture and lovely parks. I spend some time sitting on a bench just watching the area. It’s been a while since I felt relaxed, here at this moment, I am relaxed. It was a cold night, but it warmed my heart.

Magdeburg, thank you for these hours. It was awesome and I’ll definitely come back! Sooner or later.


If you ever want to visit the small park I found: Ulrichplatz, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

  

Liebe Grüßen!

Your Berliner girl  

Hello lovely readers,

 

I’ve been living over a year in Berlin now, and I am still exploring the city every day! Today I went to Spree Park with a colleague. 

I must say, it is quite the travel from Kaiserdamm… U-bahn / S-bahn, bus and some walking and within an hour, I arrived!

 

About 1,5 million people used to visit Spree Park. In 2001 the park got bankrupt, of course people wanted to save the park. 

The park could not be saved when 167KG of cocaine was found. Now it is a great place for animals and urban explorers. This abandoned theme park is very interesting and I heard about some people climbing the fence. I wanted to try that myself as well. I did not figure there would be a lot of guards and a fence around the park of at least 3 high.

 

Me trying to be bad-ass did not work out. You will find signs to prevent you from climbing. There are tours to show you around, but you cannot wander around as it usual would be. 

The tours are also fully booked when you arrive, one of the guards told me I need to book 1,5 years in advance because they are fully booked! And you need to pay money to enter the park with a tourguide. What an amazing job will that be!

 

The sign said “Do not enter. Violators will be prosecuted! Guarding with dogs! Danger to life and limb!” 

I am wondering how dangerous it actually could be. I understand that you do not need to climb a Ferris wheel that did not have any movement for the past 20 years. 

But how bad could walking around be? I checked all the fences and one of the fences had some lose ground under it. I did not climb under it, I heard dogs. I am not a fan of big dogs. I might be a coward!

 

Walking around next to the fence feels like a time has been frozen. I wonder what the full story is, and not just what I have heard about the park. 

I am interested in the history of Spree Park. Why did it go bankrupt? Why weren’t the attractions sold after going bankrupt? 

I might need to do some more research about this abandoned park and its history…  

 

If you want to go to Spree Park: Kiehnwerderallee 1-3, 12437 Berlin, Germany


Liebe Grüßen!

Your Berliner girl