Living in Berlin
So far it has been wonderful to live in Berlin! I don’t have internet in my house so I have been spending my time on training circus skills, working, making music; things that I really enjoy.
I live in a two room apartment that is part of a church, since Wednesday I live there together with my roommate Teija from Finland. The ceiling is high (which is of course great for juggling) and the rooms are big. Too bad this place is just temporary.
The area here is called Kreutzburg, near Treptow, and I am not the only immigrant. The place is crowded with little Turkish supermarkets so I have no clue where to buy my vegetables any more! Als there is a falaffel bar on every streetcorner.
I get up early in the morning to exercise, and then walk to the youthcircus. In treptow there are two tents, a big one with all equipment you need (professional lights & technician included) and a smaller training tent. During the morning there are schoolprojects: A schoolclass will come every morning of the week to try out all diciplines, select 2, make an act and present a beautiful show on Friday. In the afternoon there are open training classes. Kids (usually up to age 12) can come to train their discipline for free and every day there is another teacher to guide them. There are some even more serious evening classes as well.
In between the morning and afternoon programs I have about 2 hours to train myself, which is obviously great!
Public transport here is great, but to save some money I guess I am going to buy a bike soon. Bike shops are everywhere, such as many other shops I had never thought to exist. For example just in my street there is a roller skating shop, and vinyl shop, a messy second hand bookshop, 3 cheap kitchenware and alike shops. Aside from that there are about 6 cafes, a few bakeries, a fish shop, internet cafes and phone shops, drug stores, a biological supermarket and a regular supermarket, and that in a street that is at most 300m long!
It feels as if I live in the centre of the city but Berlin of course has many centres.
That’s it for now!