Arriving in Mitte
17 January 2011
It’s been two weeks since I moved into my new apartment in Mitte.
Oh boy, am I loving this all.
Never lived on my own before. Before that, it’s been either sharing a flat or moving with with a girlfriend. Both of which was great, but I right now I wouldn’t exchange anything for my own personal space. In the hectic of my current lifestyle, it’s a big psychological help to know that there is an apartment waiting for me in which I don’t need to share. The whole notion of entering a space and just knowing that I don’t need to talk to anybody else is a big help in itself. Interestingly enough, I didn’t even took me one week to think of this apartment as my “home”. Most likely, because I didn’t have any place to retreat to. Still, the lack of the adapting phase is fascinating.
And than there is Mitte, of course.
Say what you want, but I like it here. It plays a lot into the whole concept of a safe heaven and I find that important. At least for now. My street is always quite and my Foursquare neighborhood to-do list keeps growing with all the places which I want to check out. Just look at what kind of food you get at Bixels, which is 30 seconds away from my apartment:
And when I’m not checking out new places, I always can go to my absolut favorites like Cocolo, do you read me?! or RSVP Paper. It’s an amazing place to be and right now, I wouldn’t exchange it for any other area of Berlin. Which I can afford to, since the office is on Kotti, which is opposite of Mitte-Mitte.