Hello, everyone. Okey, I said I would try my best to keep you updated on my experience here in Europe and I haven't, so today I'll write a summary about my days here. I am in Berlin at the moment and, for those who were curious about it, right now ich wohne in Charlottenburg mit meiner Cousine und ihre Familie (correct me if I made a mistake on that). I speak a little bit of german, you know, the basic stuff, so I can buy things, ask for directions and that kind of short dialogues. I've been to many museums (if you live in Berlin, be sure to check the photography one where Helmut Newton's work is being featured at the moment), churches, to the Brandenburg gate, the wall, shops (The Ku'damm ones are pretty cool), the television tower. I've also attended the Berlinale film festival twice (I've watched kiss the moon and la teta asustada, and I highly recommend both).
I came back from Hamburg yesterday's night. I went with a peruvian friend (I know her from uni back in Peru and she is also enjoing her vacations here in Germany) for two days. We went to the Elbe in a boat, checked the alster, the city council, some monuments and went to St. Pauli (where I found the next beauties for the cheapest price you could ever imagine!). We, of course, checked the Reeperbahn and it was a pretty cool adventure. We wanted to check the place where the beatles did their first performances after leaving liverpool in the 60s. We also went to the Europa passage, which is a nice mall.
Europe is such a great place, not only because of the big museums and culture, but for shopping. The stores and boutiques are really great and I've done some good buys I'll show you in the next weeks. I went to Poland the other day and the prices were great also. I'm leaving to Paris tomorrow, I'm so excited about going there (although I only know a couple of words in french), specially about the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and Père Lachaise cemetery (I'll visit Jim Morrison's grave for sure). Oh and the vintage shops must be amazing there also. There are some places I'm still missing here in Berlin, but I'll visit them when I come back from Paris (the 25th). See you until then (;