Gettin’ Wild in Berlin

Hallo! We’ ve had a lot of free time in the past couple of days to explore Berlin on our own and work on our project, which is to find a local to follow around for a day and interview.  On Thursday, our group went to see THE WYLD at the Friedrichstadt-Palast.  There is no other word to describe the performance other than wild.  Although it’s been compared to Cirque du Soleil, I don’t think I would see anything like it in the U.S.

THE WYLD

THE WYLD

THE WYLD

THE WYLD

Sunday I hung around Alexanderplatz to enjoy people watching, the sights and the sunshine.

St. Marienkirche und Berliner Fernsehturm

Stark contrast between St. Marienkirche und Berliner Fernsehturm

I made a friend named Hafiz who bought me coffee as we chatted until he had to go to work.  I also talked to a 22-year-old Polish economics student named Katarzyna who was blowing bubbles for hours, bringing smiles to kids and adults alike.  Everyone is so friendly.

Katarzyna Labus

Katarzyna

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Alexanderplatz is a hub of so many interesting people who all have a story.  It’s awesome this area is only a short tram ride away.  Many of these characters are trying to get by, while others just want to share their talents with the world.  Berlin is a special place, a melting pot, where anything seems to go.  I’m going to miss this city with its history, culture and heterogeneity.

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Here is the link to our TA’s blog for a group picture and to keep track of all the other amazing things we’ve seen.

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