I love London for its vibrancy, variety, innovation and constant ability to surprise. The bustle, density and roughness that comes with it simply has to be accepted. A day spent wandering the streets of London, although rewarding, will invariably leave you feeling exhausted and in need of a nap, at the very latest on the crowded tube ride home.
While I can only claim to know Berlin as an enthusiastic visitor, and while admittedly my Saturday was not spent in the city centre, walking aimlessly along the wide streets of Prenzlauer Berg without a map or any sort of plan was a simple pleasure. A lazy brunch in one of the many cosy cafes, strolling through the farmer’s market at Kollwitzplatz, browsing through boutiques and warming up with a cappuccino in yet another gem. A lazy yet energising Saturday.