21. January 2014 by swissfitchick
Hello and good morning!!
Thank you for being patient – it was awkward missing out on the Monday post, but I make it up today with a Berlin recap!
By now you probably know, that I am madly in love with Berlin. It’s also not a secret, that it was my first choice to go abroad during my study time. Whenever possible, I return to this place.
This time though, the prior reason for my visit was Tim – who I got to know through my gym back in 2006. And yes, there was some complicated love stuff going on back then for about 2 years. We had GOOD times, but I am also beyond happy we overcame the emotional battles and after a few years of radio silence are back in a wonderfully relaxed, enriching and happy friendship. I do consider Tim as one of my closest friend and soulmate.
But let’s start from the beginning. I had to get up at 4:15 on Friday morning to catch my flight at 7am – as a non-coffee drinker, green tea for the rescue. I arrived only less than an hour later and rushed direction city.
Tim picked me up a little time later at a coffee place and I was finally able to drop my unfortunate heavy suitcase (…!!!), catch up on the first chat in person since summer with my friend and then have some lunch before we headed to his gym. Tim works as an independent personal trainer in Berlin and if you ever need someone who kicks your butt in a good way, then call him. I was a sweaty, half-dead but happy mess when finishing my workout.
He had to work till late, so I made my way back to his place to catch up on some sleep and chill – which was really nice. Even nicer was the bus ride home – it made me feel 29 years old again, when I was all alone in the big city, making my way through the jungle.
I made sure food was ready and we just enjoyed the evening at his place. I cooked up some pretty good food if I may say so myself. I marinated the salmon in my coconut marinade for 2 hours, sprinkled it with coconut flakes and baked it in the oven – along with a handful of roasted prawns and Sweet Potato fries. Yes. Good.
I DID enjoy every bite and sip. No regrets.
The day went on with the perfect breakfast – my eggy berry oats&fruit (smothered with almond butter of course), homemade buckwheat bread (to die for) and freshly blended green smoothie à la Tim. Sometimes it’s good to be in the company of someone who is just as obsessed by breakfast as myself.
Saturday consisted of a little shopping, homemade late lunch, chilling and then exploring my absolute favorite area in Berlin: KREUZBERG. In my time back then, I lived there – and if I would ever live in Berlin again, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Taking advantage of late night shops…. and talking to strangers, like Harald…. 🙂
We ended the night late again, and slept in on Sunday – which was my restday and so we headed straight out to grab food. Berlin is very famous for its brunch offers – and this wasn’t a disappointment either. Eggs, Oats, Fruit, Yogurt, Salmon, Veggies…..all I need.
And then it was time for my blogger meet up!! Miss Polkadot was in town too and of course we HAD to make a date. It was SO nice to see her and to catch up on some blogger talk – except that we hadn’t enough time at all. But I had to rush to the airport right after and so we had to keep it short……which calls for a new date of course!
And then it was time to leave. What a great weekend. Spending time with a friend, breathing the air of Berlin, meeting a blend – living my passion of good workouts, good food and photographing, and still indulging on my favorite treats without regretting a thing.
I’ll be back, Berlin, my love.
Thanks to my host and friend Tim for everything!!