It’s been a while since I updated and a lot has happened in the past few weeks. If you’ve been following along on my Tumblr, I was keeping a daily journal of everything I did my first few weeks living a hipster summer #inberlin. While looking for summer jobs in Berlin I’ve had a LOT of fun, and as it turns out, I even found a job in Berlin! Quick summary of some of the tumblr highlights include some things like this:
- 17 july: met some random people in a club who worked for soundcloud
- 19 july: went to dr. pong’s for the first time (bar where people play table tennis)
- 20 july: found out about a potential job (the one I took) at a couchsurfing meetup
- 23 july: finished my third moleskine since i started traveling (photo)
- 24 july: couchsurfing bbq and smart conversations with nice people
- 25 july: successful job interview; went to a 4-hour-workweek work group meeting
- 29 july: partied in kreuzberg at u-bahn; first learned about a band called the xx
- 31 july: drank LOTS of wine & watched tv shows with friends till dawn
- 1 august: got an eyebrow piercing
- 2 august: accepted a summer job offer in berlin; rode my bicycle around in the nice weather
I stopped writing more #inberlin stories over a week ago. Why? I couldn’t keep up. Things only got more awesome and I decided I didn’t want to share too much. Plus, once I got behind on updating, I couldn’t catch up. Original plan was to it straight for 30 days. I think I might start it up again soon though, possibly as a vlog (video blog) on YouTube (Check out my travel blog channel on YouTube). Thoughts? Suggestions? Is anyone interested? Is this just a completely narcissistic exercise in lieu of me writing in my actual journal, my fourth Moleskine? (Actually, now I’ve got a fifth Moleskine as well because my first Berlin roommates for the summer gave me a gift last weekend!)
As for getting a summer job in Berlin (well, is it really summer when the weather has been this crappy? up for discussion…), things are going interestingly. It’s an internship and my emotions on it have fluctuated a lot. It’s a bit weird to be thinking of things like buying a comforter at IKEA and setting up a local bank account rather than finding the best deal on travel insurance, but I’ve started adjusting. I’ll be sharing more about how I got a job in Berlin, what it was like deciding to live in Berlin for a while, and so on and so forth. In summary, though, I’ll share this: Berlin is awesome.
Hell yeah! Glad you’re here to stay for a while! I’m in bavaria right now for a tiny vacation but i’ll be back tomorrow.. looking forward to our next encounter.
It’s just too hard to leave Berlin. Let’s hang out sometime once you’re back!
I love this!! Yay!! Berlin ROCKS! You’re my new idol. PS — any more jobs over there for moi? I have two cats that want to learn German.
Hahahaha, thanks Diana! Seems like it’s fairly easy to find work in Berlin–legal or otherwise. The city just feels like a place where big things can and will happen so I’m pretty excited to be here right now.
Curious to hear about the internship and what you’re up to! It’s easy to get behind on sharing and blogging but living life is more important. We’ll be here to learn about the challenges and excitement when you have an opportunity to tell us :-)
Thanks Heather! More to come for sure – so many exciting things to share!
good post berlin is a very nice place
Berlin is the best!
YOU FAKE HIPSTER!!! where were you last night? iron&wine concert? I don’t think so! I saw you dancing to disco music last night!
I was dancing ironically, though! Plus, free booze wins over live music. That should be proof of hipster enough !!!
Dr. Pong’s sounds awesome! WHERE is there a table tennis bar in the States? I need to know!
Seriously! If there isn’t one, someone should get on that and ASAP. It could be big.
Berlin is such a great place – it is so alive with the hints of past history! Great places for nightlife as well…. Keep us posted.
Probably some of the best nightlife I’ve ever experienced. EVER!
One month as a hipster Berliner? what an idea.. :) Great expedience I think. Hoping to rock Berlin too.
Thanks! It was a lot of fun :)
Nice post. Berlin is nice place to visit. Moreover, I would recommend all to explore Virginia and its beautiful places! Especially Luray is awesome.
Ive had fun browsing your blog, especially about Berlin. I know what you mean though, about not wanting to share too much about your experiences. Sometimes the best memories are best savored and protected.
Im going back to Cali in a couple weeks after traveling though Europe for 3 months. Im going to organize myself, regoup, go to Aruba for a wedding and come back to Berlin. :)
Thanks so much for commenting :)
Sounds like you have a good plan for the future. Just took a quick look at your blog and it seems you really had a good time in Berlin!!