Before leaving Copenhagen, I hung around for Sensation CPH on Saturday night. The lineup was something like three people I don't care about, Juan Sanchez and Daniel Sanchez, Martin Solveig, and Hardwell. I think everyone I know expected Hardwell to be best, but Martin Solveig may or may not have stolen the show. He somehow managed to play over an hour and a half of amazing stuff; he alone was worth the €80 price tag. I also bumped into three girls from W&L that I didn't realize were going to be at Sensation -- small world, for sure.
Monday I left for BERLIN with my three of my roomies. We packed so many different things into the three full days that we were in the city that I legitimately don't know where to begin.
Our hostel was right next to the East Side Gallery, which is a stretch of the Berlin wall that has been left up and decorated by many artists from around the world. The famous picture of Communists Honecker and Brezhnev kissing each other is there, as are several other colorful and meaningful pieces. Some of my favorites:
We also saw several of the "typical" Berlin sights - the Reichstag (home of German Parliament), Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate (a sort of Berlin Eiffel Tower), Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral.
Before I left for my trip, I told several Danish friends about my travel plans. Each one, without fail, gasped and smiled when I mentioned Berlin - the American equivalent might be stripping naked and running around the neighborhood beating your chest and screaming in joy (more or less). After being in Berlin for just three days, I now know why they loved it. The city is beautiful and modern, simultaneously recognizing the past and developing the future.