After the first few days of being in Berlin, I thought I can be myself here. Whatever you want to try or experiment with, you can do it here. You can find a group of people who are into whatever you’re into, no matter how strange/odd/crazy it might seem. If you want something, you can find it – just ask. On the flipside, if you don’t want to find something, you won’t. People don’t shout about their activities or wave them around in everyone else’s faces. They just do their thing and you do yours.
Berlin’s technically big, but it’s broken up into separate little sections like Kreuzberg, Mitte, Neukolln, Prenzlauerberg, Wedding, and some others that don’t rank in my memory. Each part has it’s own sense of character, it’s own distinct look and feel. This makes Berlin as a whole feel much smaller than it actually is.
The city’s not doing great economically. It’s tough to find work. There’s such a high percentage of creatives there that most end up working for free just to get their name out and about. It’s awesome for making connections with other like-minded people but not so fabulous for actually getting paid.
Poor but sexy is Berlin’s tagline… for a reason.