Paris

Our first day in Paris was rainy, windy, sunny and cold – we covered a large area and wanted to see as many touristy things in one day as possible, so we had time to do exploring on the remaining days. We saw the Eiffel Tour, Musée de l’Armée, The Petit and Grand Palaces, Champs Elysees, Walked through the Tuileries Garden to see the Arc de Triomphe and The Louvre and finally explored the area around the 2nd Arrondisment and discovered Galeries Lafayette with the most amazing food hall, before collapsing in our Parisian apartment.

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Leaving Berlin

The last morning of an amazing adventure in Berlin, we condensed so much into the 6 short days we were there and got a taster of so many areas. We both fell in love with the city and were reluctant to leave, but Paris was calling!

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Sachsenhausen & Oranienburg

On our last full day we visited Sachsenhausen concentration camp, located just outside Berlin. Oranienburg was extremely quiet as we went on a sunday, and the impression was of a sleepy town with an eeriness running through. The very few people we saw certainly contributed to this atmosphere, though knowing what occurred here 70 years ago was obviously very much in our minds.
It felt inappropriate to take many photographs within the camp itself, so I mostly documented the colourful town and autumnal trees.

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Kreuzberg

My absolute favourite area of Berlin was Kreuzberg, there is just such an amazing atmosphere here. In one day we not only saw one outdoor market with clothing and jewellery, but also a huge organic food market, with a cheese making workshop and an indoor weekend market as well. Along with plenty of affordable vintage shops, interesting cafes, bars and vegan food joints, I almost started looking for apartments right there and then!

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Walking tour around Berlin

We took a free walking tour on our second day – where you pay at the end how much you thought it was worth – and I learnt more in these condensed few hours than I did from reading anything previously. Somehow experiencing a place really stirs up your interest in the history, and the delivery of the guide was so fascinating that you wanted to learn more after it ended.

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