My journey from Bucharest to Berlin took me through several countries – I stopped in Sinaia, Budapest, Vienna and skipped over Prague (another time, I figured) to reach Berlin and see my friend. M. and I were friends in college, studying abroad at the same time, and I was thrilled to be staying with her and discovering Berlin, still one of my favorite cities.

We saw museums, got beer, visited the zoo, touched the Berlin Wall, saw all the main spots and landmarks – it was a magical week. Germany is such an interesting country, and Berlin is the gateway to discovering it. I cannot wait to visit again!