About the Relle

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand I was nearing my completion of the tried and true steps to becoming an adult. University? check! Job of 2 years? Check! Living independently away from home? Check! Ready for something more challenging and a whole lot bigger than Auckland, I moved to Berlin in April 2010. As a Kiwi, avoiding an OE is about as unlikely as Tom Cruise converting to sanity, although choosing Berlin made for a pretty bold move. Not being ready for adulthood and frightened by the multitude of friends marrying and contemplating children..it was time to gap. Armed with very little comprehension of the German language but a big yearning for all things unknown we set off on one big year adventure. I aim to provide insight into life on the other side and hopefully convince all those doubtful kids out there that you can conquer Berlin!

18 September 2010

Willkommen Berlin Natee

I'm reporting a safe arrival of Natalee from Dubai to Berlin, where she plunged into the icy wind front and jumper-worthy weather of Berlin after coming from high 30's.  For Natee it was a shock to the system, but no bigger than some of the shockers we enjoyed yesterday while strolling the streets.  Tongue for lunch, live bears in the park, witnessing 2 abandoned dog poops in the train station and a raging anti fascist demonstration right outside our apartment block (we live next door to punks, they can't get enough of those demonstrations).  The weather may have been a cold and horrible welcome, however the day's activities were quite the opposite. 


Today's line-up, a hearty breakfast followed by an adventure to Tempelhof airport.  Armed with nibbles and wine we're going to witness Berlin attempting to achieve a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest mosaic in the world.  Using the Tempelhof runway, polar bears aim to create Knut the cuddly polar bear using 6,500 rubbish wheely bins.  Tonight, we have some sweet tranny action at Warschauer Str.  The formal name awarded to the event is trannylicious and it's the first annual Berlin tranny olympics.  All you need to do is mouth those 3 words..men..fishnets..glitter and I am there!!  Amongst the competitions; a wet T-shirt event, lip syncing, eating contests and finishing with a 100-metre tranny sprint. 

Thanks for reading:)

12 September 2010

I have been in ilegal parties better organised than Berlin Festival 2010

The very deserving title I have given this post is a newly birthed facebook group that I just became a member of!

Edwyn Collins yay
Terrible organization aside, I'm here to share all the spectacular moments..drool worthy riffs..pumping beats and all around deep satisfaction with yesterday's line-up. 

11 September 2010

Berlin Festival..yes oh yes

Hi friends,

First night down with a ripe home arrival time of 2am and an epic night 2..waiting in the wing.  Last night it was unexpected cool, the set-up was unbelievable.  Berlin Festival 2010 is held at an old and somewhat abandoned airport in Berlin named Tempelhof.  Mostly we hear stories of friends grilling at Tempelhof but haven't ventured out there yet. 

02 September 2010

Vegetarisch ab Wedding

Ok so here goes, my first official kebab rating.  I like the number 5 so everything will be rated out of 5, innovative I know.  Given I am not the kebab master I'm just Larelle, I'll draw from friends experiences to validate what I've said.