poor, but sexy – berlin

Last year I read an article where the mayor of Berlin called his city “poor, but sexy”.  I belly laughed.  
The combination is awesome.

Sooooo oh, by the way… we also went to Berlin.
for one night.
i know… such a tease.
I must go back.  If only for the sheer number of hipsters they have hanging out everywhere.
Can we all agree that hipsters are among the top three types of people to people watch?
geeky glasses, girls dressed so cute i want to demand they take me to their closets – right now!, boys in skinny jeans, graffiti errywhere …
It’s got to be the hipster capital of the world.  

But what do you do when you only have 15 hours in a city?
Well if it is Berlin … you walk the length of Thee wall.
The heaviness you feel walking on the east side is intense.  
It truly puts things into perspective – we have a ridiculous amount of things to be thankful for.  
one huge one – freedom.
there’s the swagg again! what can i say? once you wear it – you never wanna take it off.
we stayed at the art’otel … inspired by andy warhol.
when i clicked on the lights I exclamed “JB, loooook how cool this is” JB said “so cool, look at albert einstein!”  …. 
oh sweet sweet JB, no, that is ANDY WARHOL.
andy’s work lines the walls.
As we were walking JB asked me the above question.
i clearly had not seen the sign.
i was all “no!  i don’t think i did?  who did?!” … then i saw the sign (;

Lots more Russia coming soon.
Just thought I’d share about Berlin first.  
hope you all have a very fun and relaxing weekend.

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  • Reply kylee

    hipster capitol of the world? i must move there. people watching galore plus i do love me a boy in skinny jeans.

    August 12, 2011 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Kristina

    love love love love love berlin. seriously!! i go at least 3 times per year and i miss it them second the plane takes off back to bern. it IS the hipster capital, the style is just too good to be true. always inspiring!
    great pictures!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    That place outside with the lights and the weeping willow looks so magical! Wish I had seen that when I was there x

    August 12, 2011 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Berlin looks amazing…so fun! You got a lot of great shots! xoxo from Trinidad

    August 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Great pictures! Looks like so much fun! xo

    August 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply soanthro

    Beautiful, I'd love to see the sign just for the things written on it!!

    August 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Jazzy E (hivenn)

    Simply beautiful. x hivenn

    August 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    ah! so glad you went to the east side gallery. yay! my email of recs is so proud right now.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply SHF

    Berlin is officially on my list of places to go – all that cool graffiti & tons of Warhol PLUS excellent people watching?! Get me a ticket on the next flight to Berlin! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous photos!


    August 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Wow, I LOVE the photo of the lights on the water.

    En serio.

    I've been following your blog for a couple months now and really enjoy it! I'm trying to convince my husband to move to Europe so we can have tons of adventures as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the awesomeness!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply *D*

    spectacular! i'm loving all of these travel photos…i'm vicariously living through you as you continue to travel the world ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    hahahahahahahah, did you just grab my ass? toooooo funny.

    August 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Ohhhh man! I want to go to Berlin so bad! Seems like the capital of so many things!!!! Such a cool city! Also ahahaha, I love the Andy Warhol/ Einstien mix-up ..and the ass grabbing. HAha! brilliant

    August 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Sara B

    haha you and jb are so cute. I kinda thought that was albert einstein at first too! and portland just might rival berlin for the hipster capital of the world…but I've never been to berlin so I can't say for sure.

    August 13, 2011 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Daina @ New York State of Mind

    Um, love everything about this post. And about Berlin. Looks amazing. The pictures on the water are beautiful! Looking forward to more on Russia. You are living a travel's dream!

    August 13, 2011 at 3:08 am
  • Reply โ™ฅ Nadine

    Ah, Berlin! I that city. It's my city, I just love it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    A few seconds ago I had an idea and I just put everything together without checking back with you. I put it all together and know you can read all about it on my blog… Hehe.

    Hope that's all right with you?

    xoxo. Have a lovely weekend.

    August 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply homeseed

    WOW sarah. these are incredible images. oh my…the wall, i can't even begin to imagine the weight you are describing but what an experience it must have been!

    that hotel…so cool.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Sienna

    i LOVE berlin. one of my fave cities ever, im glad you liked it, and you look adorable

    August 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Amish Stories

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    August 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet.

    yes, you need to go back to berlin when you have more time to spend. not that i know anything about berlin but it sounds worthy of a few more day for sure!
    you can forgive your husband for the mix up with albert and andy. he's cute and can get away with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 14, 2011 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Chic 'n Cheap Living

    What beautiful colors and pictures!
    Hope you see and share more funny signs soon ๐Ÿ˜‰
    p.s. Come by the blog because you're a winner! I tweeted you as well!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    August 14, 2011 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    Sarah, I need to spend more time on your blog – you're always traveling to amazing & beautiful places. I'm already eyeing the post below this one as I write this. I can't believe I was born in Germany and have yet to go to Berlin… must change that asap!

    I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Hallo! PLEASE let me know if you manage to come back before December (that's how long till I return to NYC)! I would love to have a blate…Jenni@storyofmylife can vouch I'm not a total whack job (only mildly awkward but whatever). And if JB is off baseballing and you have a free weekend, you are more than welcome to come stay with me in my flat. Okay that is enough awkward propositioning (what did I say!), but Berlin is fantastic, and while not as hipster filled as Brooklyn, it definitely has some amazing people watching. Can't wait to see the rest of your Russia trip – so jealous!

    August 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Ash

    ugh i LOVE andy warhol! that hotel looks insanely fabulous- when hubby I do our Europe vacay, I'm putting this hotel on the list! And that sign… oh man, JUST last night we were quoting Night at the Roxbury…that line is CLASSIC. "sir, it is physically impossible for me to grab your ass from where I'm standing"…bahahaha

    August 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply nicole

    poor and sexy, love it! i haven't been to berlin yet, but it's definitely on my must see list ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply intowestafrica

    Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein…

    Oh gosh, I burst out laughing when I read that – sounds like something my husband might say!

    August 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Coleen Darnall

    Gebรคudereinigung Berlin

    October 27, 2011 at 9:57 am
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  • Reply Dorothea

    Hipster city it is indeed. There's so much more you need to see!

    May 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm
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