Simela is simple. They serve personal pizzas, large green salads and focaccia. They also have some homemade desserts and a selection of nice German beers to wash it all down with. Places like Simela are necessary when you’re traveling in a new city; it’s n in-between sort of place. It’s not too formal, and therefore not too spendy and won’t take three hours for lunch. Yet, it’s not Burger King, which I wouldn’t go to anyway. It’s an easy place to sit down and have lunch, but not have to make a big ordeal about it or spend 50 euros each. Read More »
We got mixed messages about Kreuzberg in East Berlin. Some German friends said it was a ‘must’ when visiting the diverse German city, and others, like one eccentric hotel receptionist, urged us to stay clear of the quarter. That’s what it is, a quarter, a neighborhood, a zone in Berlin. It’s also where all the art, music, and innovative stuff is supposed to be happening in Berlin. Usually artists and the like don’t have mush cash, which means they head to cheap rent districts. Kreuzberg is one of these, and honestly it’s a bit run down in areas, reminding me a lot of Barcelona’s Raval barrio. Read More »
You’re thinking, ‘Why do I want to eat Thai in Germany?! Bring on the bratwurst!’ Yes, well, believe it or not it can be hard to find German restaurants in Berlin. I am sure locals know all the spots, but as a tourist, I came across few. Read More »
Berlin has many restaurants and bars that are anything but German, and Que Pasa Restaurant and Cocktail bar is a good example of this. It’s a Mexican joint near Museum island and C/O with seating for hundreds.
Usually these sorts of places scare me, because I know what good Mexican food is coming from the Western United States, and know a good margarita thanks to my days working in a tequila bar in Guatemala. But I was hungry and nothing else looked any good so in I went for a quesadilla and a margarita. Read More »