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!

05 April 2011

Picnic at Landwehr Canal

Nestled between Prinzen Str and Kottbusser Damm is the glorious Landwerhr Canal. We had ourselves a merry little picnic one Spring Sunday. After dining on some picnic favourites: cheese, strawberries and leberwurst, some of us enjoyed an adventure aboard an abandoned ship whilst others raced around on fixies.

A spectacular afternoon with all my favourite Berliners and a new adventure for me. A short walk North from U-bahn stop Schönlein Str will see you hit Planufer, follow the Canal west and here lies very golden ground. Not only is the scenery just lovely but if you find yourself staying on into the darker hours you can walk East 5 minutes to Casolare Trattoria, I quote a friend 'the best pizza in Berlin'.

Berlin, sunshine looks good on you. X.

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