Potsdam Days II



While exploring Potsdam a few days ago we stumbled upon an old, dilapidated and abandoned, school building with beautifully overgrown flora in the garden. The whole scene was reminiscent of my favourite dystopian novels (think The Day of The Triffids by John Wyndham and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood) which made for quite the enjoyable time delving into the nooks & crannies of the area.


Post-adventuring through the building remains we strolled through town a bit and stopped by Buena Vida Coffee Club to get some delicious grind. The place was quite bright and aerie and it had these friendly carnivorous plants to keep the environment fly-free!

All in a good day's work.




This Sunday | Evening bike rides




As evening approaches, regardless of what I've done during the day, I cannot resist jetting off for a calm sunset bike ride at a nearby park. Not only do I get to show off my recently obtained kinderfahrrad, but the park is deceitfully bigger than it looks and it has many little trails to get lost in. Delightfully, at the end of these trails we find beautiful ~secret~ places to traipse around and explore in solitude.

I think next week we'll do a picnic! (We have recently obtained a bike basket and it must be put to good use)



Potsdam Days I

Our stay in Potsdam has thus far been a sort of forced holiday which involves: walking around quiet, quaint, cobblestone streets (read: loitering). Finding two perfectly imperfect bicycles in a fortuitous instance of great luck and good fortune – thank you universe; riding around what used to be quaint cobblestone streets has now turned into an uncomfortable exercise of "dodge the pothole". Tasting local bread and coffee - for research purposes. Acquainting ourselves once more with the realities of a student budget. Quiet afternoons tying up loose ends. Evening park rides and wildflower picking.