i love big cities. i love the anonymity. i love observing people.
but sometimes it is just so nice to escape all of that and get some fresh air - literally.
and that's a big plus when you live in berlin. people always seem to forget that the areas surrounding berlin basically consist in forrest and lakes - and a lot of that. and then of course there is also the baltic sea in the north of germany which is only around 250 kilometers away. by car that's only like 2,5 hours and by train or bus around 3 hours - of ourse if you are not stuck in traffic.
i just basically walked around the beach. it is so nice to stick your feets into the sand and the water. but that's about it for me. the water was way too cold to go for a swim and even though it was sunny it was cool and very windy. but all i needed was just to sit there and breath in the fresh and salty air and listen to the gulls.
it is kind of strange how underrated the baltic sea is. most foreign people don't even know that this actually exists. it is still very touristic especially for the germans, so if you prefer more of an intimite and quite place then you just have to go a bit further. graal-müritz and zingst for example.
since the baltic sea is quite big you could also go for a roadtrip starting at denmark, then continue to germany and poland and then go for the baltic states - even to st. petersburg. i never did it, but i think that would be a nice trip in june for like 2 weeks. but i'll keep you posted about that plan.