Hello there! It’s hard to believe that our trip is ending, but my parents and I enjoyed a wonderful last day together here in Berlin. My dad is actually staying on for another week or so, but of course my mom and I would like to believe that it just won’t be the same without us 😉
To live our last day to the fullest, we hopped a couple trains for a day trip to Potsdam to visit the Sanssouci Palace (which translates to the Palace of No Worries, or the Worry-Free Castle).
We finally found some freshly made salted pretzels… these literally came out of the oven right before our eyes. I had one. Or two. Or three?
The palace grounds were beautiful.
There were rows and rows of glass doors, behind which were fig trees! I wrapped my fingers around one pick, but unfortunately they were far from ripe and really hard.
I enjoyed public nap #435 in front of a fountain like this one…
There was a delicious café near the museum. We ordered a salmon appetizer with cucumbers, salad and brown bread toasts to share:
For my entrée, I ordered tofu noodle soup. Again, I have to reiterate how pleasantly surprised I have been at how many vegetarian options there have been here.
We split two desserts three ways. “Champagne” truffle chocolate mousse cake:
And apple streudel with a crème anglaise sauce. Can’t leave Germany without having streudel! Although somehow I got away without sampling any sausages…
On the way back to Berlin, we stopped in the small town of Potsdam proper at a café. I was in the mood for something sweet, but didn’t want to have an actual pastry. I satisfied my sweet tooth with a cup of crème caramel rooibos tea.
My dad enjoyed his usual, Earl Grey.
Well, it’s time to pack. It’s been a great trip, and such a fun way to celebrate my college graduation. It will, of course, be nice to get back into my normal routine of healthy eating and exercise… although I can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to going back to work!
I’ll leave you with a picture of cloudberries, in case you’ve ever wondered what they look like.
Auf wiedersehen! See you back in the States 🙂