Laksa, Salaman Rushdie and Berlin

Berlin in the Falltime
Berlin in the Falltime

I wouldn’t use the word momentous to describe this week necessarily, but I almost want to throw it out there, because this week was one of the better ones since arriving in Germany. Living abroad, while having its incredible perks, I have found can be incredibly isolating and lonely. This isn’t to say I don’t go out, have fun with friends, meet new people and participate in way too many activities for a healthy person to partake in. No. It can be isolating in the sense that even among friends, you can feel so lost and too far away from everything comfortable on a weekly (or daily basis). Luckily, this wasn’t one of those weeks.

Graffiti in Berlin
Graffiti in Berlin

This week I was (one could say) forced out of my anti-social shell that I can tend to encase myself in. New German friend at least somewhere around my age! It is also nice… as I did this week – to absurdly pamper yourself with nail-painting, the excessive usage of Body Conditioner (because Lush), and expensive hair products – The Nanowrimo Procrastination Train is too Real. So what else productive did I do this week?

Gin and Hot Cocoa?
Gin and Hot Cocoa?

I went to a street food market at Markthalle Neun. There, I had some of the best Thai food of my life – a soup called Laksa, which is a coconut curry broth with tofu and lots of noodles and VERY SPICY SPICES. I had a cannoli at an Italian stand and naturally, I had some wine to go.

Some Bruschetta for the road!
Some Bruschetta for the road!
Laksa is always a good idea.
Laksa is always a good idea.
I am not kidding.
I am not kidding.
Sweet Potato Fries :)
Sweet Potato Fries 🙂
Salaman Rushdie in the House!
Salaman Rushdie in the House!

I finally cooked sweet potato fries in the oven and learned that actually it is my new favorite quick way to impress people with cooking that is not difficult at all. I found some awesome pieces of Graffiti in Berlin – not that it’s particularly hard to do… I saw Salaman Rushdie! Sorry… I realize that was a bit random… But I saw S A L A M A N R U S D I E. And he read from his new book: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights… and as it was expected, it was absolutely incredible. There was a German reader as well, who read out passages in German (so the best of both worlds).

What did I read this week (that I have yet to write reviews for… don’t kill me)

How was your week, friends? 🙂

 

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