Thrift Adventures in Berlin
Posted on 25 March, 2014
Oh where to start!
Berlin was busy, daunting, thrilling and fun.
If I was to going again I would definitely stay for longer (I arrived at midday on Saturday and I flew out Monday morning) and I would leave time for wandering.
As it was the only wandering was with a print out of a Google map and a thrift destination.
I had printed out 8 Google map routes (not very environmentally friendly but I didn’t want to have to pay mobile phone roaming charges!).
I always hate walking a large map. Maps are great to spread out on a kitchen table and get your bearings but fussing and folding a map in the rain in no fun. I also don’t like winging it and hoping I’ll find places.
This is what the map at the information points looks like!
So I felt much more confident with my sheet of paper telling me when to turn left, what direction U-Bahn (underground train) I wanted, what station was closest and what way to head once I left the station.
Once I landed I used my trusty print out map to get to the accommodation .
I rented this apartment through Air BnB. I loved it! It was close to the flea markets, a bakery, restaurants and very handy for lots of U-Bahn stations. It was also bright, spacious and so much more comfortable than a hostel or hotel.
Once I overcame my awe of the apartment I hit the thrift shops. The plan was visit two big thrift shops on the afternoon Saturday and the flea markets Sunday and leave Monday with a suitcase full of vintage home ware!
Plus it was on route to the LARGEST THRIFT SHOP in EUROPE ( emphasis added!).
I was so excited to get in and start sifting through the shelves that I forgot to take a picture of the outside but here is a photo of the Humana thrift shop from a journal. It gives you an idea of the size of it.
For now it is dinner time so I’ll come back tomorrow and tell you all about the four flea markets I choose in Berlin and most importantly show you some vintage finds!!
I hope you have a lovely evening. See you tomorrow:)