Day 3 in Berlin – Saturday

Hi! 

Third day in Berlin. While others wanted to sleep in, Phillipa and I (Cajsa) started our day with breakfast at Shakespeare and sons. It is an English independent bookstore in Friedrichshain where they also sell bagels. Both of us chose bagels with hummus, tomatoes and avocado. They were really good. I also found two books there that I have wanted to read for some time. The first one was a novel by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (Purple Hibiscus) and the other one was a short story by the Turkish author Elif Shafak (How to stay sane in an age of division). After that we walked to InterKontinental, a bookstore with only African literature. Philippa bought a book about how black culture has influenced different European cities, including Berlin (Afropean – Notes from Black Europe, by Johny Pits). Furthermore, on our way to our next stop Bergmannkiez, we stopped by an organic store, ate German Gumüse Kebab and visited the old airport that is now a park, Tempelhover Feld.  In Bergmannkiez our plan was to go to a vegan supermarket. I loved how many different tofu they had there! Lastly, we sat down in a cafe, read our new books and drank lattes. For dinner, we met up with the others at a Thai and Chinese restaurant in Friedrichshain. They had really good dumplings! 

The others enjoyed their day by visiting the East side gallery and some different markets. In the evening, Shibin and Gustav went to a Mozart concert. They said it was lovely.

Hugs, 

Cajsa