“People who come to Berlin can’t find what everyone loves about it.
People who have always lived in Berlin can’t find what they used to love about it.”


Finding Berlin” is a new blog exactly about that, about finding what makes Berlin so special to people. I for myself don’t live in Berlin, but I love this city and I can’t even tell you why. Is it just that big city living that draws me? Or maybe the fact that many of my friends already moved there? Or could it be just the phenomenon of  I love it, because everyone does. Is it the Spree, the huge amount of exhibitions and clubs, the different cultures, the squats, the parks, the (sometimes) rude Berliners, the hipsters, the currywurst, the fleamarkets, the sightseeing buses or the cupcakes? What makes it so special? That questions is precisely the subject of “Finding Berlin”, a new blog in which author Sara is trying to find out just that in a two-part documentary. Before going on a one-year trip around the world, she is trying to summon and reflect Berlin from the perspective of someone who’s lived in the city for a while and appreciates what it has to offer. Once departed on her trip in october, Sara’s plan is to find the diversity offered by Berlin in the places she’ll visit. Interesting project, I think and I am exited to see the results.

To find out more, have a look at “Finding Berlin” or visit the travelettes flea market, where Sara is going to sell some stuff before her upcoming trip.

This post was written by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk, who has a funny name even for Germans; she is a wicked go-getter and creative freelance designer, photographer and blogger.

She has an eye for beauty and even finds it in ugly apartment blogs. Her weekly photo chronicle “My week in pictures” has already become a classic among urban Berliners. Find out more at smaracuja.de.


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