Hallo! Ich bin Eduardo und ich bin von Honduras. Ich neu in Berlin. I moved to Berlin two weeks ago planning to start a Master’s degree but decided soon after arriving that I would postpone this degree and learn German for the next few months instead. After researching several options and taking local recommendations, I signed up for courses at Deutsch Akademie and that’s how I ended up writing about my experience in Berlin.
As most new visitors, I decided to spend my first few days exploring the multitude of sights Berlin has to offer. I was lucky enough to enjoy what I hear are the last remaining few days of sunny weather since, “Winter is Coming”. Fortunately for me, my first few days included free concerts on ‘Tag der Deutschen Einheit’ (German Unity Day) and Berlin’s famous Festival of Lights.
(Left: Brandenburger Tor | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Berliner Dom
Right: Palais am Festungsgraben | Juristische Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
In my short time in Berlin, I’ve explored several of Berlin’s ‘Kiezen’, each with its own unique vibe. This has been important for me since part of my daily routine has been sifting through endless offers on WG Gesucht in order to find a more permanent address. I also heard from locals that the second best way of finding a flat is constantly mentioning it to new acquaintances, which is apparently how the magic happens! So this is me, not so subtly, putting it out there to the Deutsch Akademie blog community. If anyone wants a soon-to-be trilingual traveler at heart as a flat-mate, you know how to contact me. My course begins on Monday and I’m very excited to learn to say more than Bitte und Danke to people I encounter.
Prost und Bis zum nächsten Mal