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Author: Mary Scherpe

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Revisited: Thai Park

Still one of my favourite places in Berlin for ever and ever, I was so very happy we re-started Thai Park season this past weekend. In case you’re asking yourself what that is, despite our restless promotion of this magical place in a park in Wilmersdorf, let me tell you: it’s the best of all. It’s an outdoor-market for Thai delicacies, fried ones as well as super fresh ones, and it’s happening every day (so weather allows) and it’s just plain gorgeous.

Links in Berlin: Still April

A short week of jolly Berlin crowned by crazy thunderstorms on Wednesday is almost over and we’re heading into a weekend with weather forecasts being so so, but still warm enough to thank the Saint Peter every moment every day for this unbelievable temperatures (remember last year, folks). However, if you wanna use the slightly cloudy prospects to read up on Berlin related articles that popped up the past week, we might have something for you:

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Art in Berlin: Camille Henrot at Schinkel Pavillon

When I heard that Camille Henrot, the young French artist known for winning the Silver Lion at last year’s Biennale, was planning to present Japanese Ikebana at Schinkel Pavillon I was instantly intrigued how she’ll translate this traditional and heavily symbolic yet strikingly minimal art of arranging flowers into a contemporary art installation in the center of Europe. While I certainly wasn’t be able to figure out each and every symbol and its meaning, the exhibition presented in the distinctive octagon pavilion just off Unter den Linden is remarkable nonetheless.

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Escape: Tornowsee

We parked our car just next to the restaurant and headed for a walk – we didn’t finish the whole tour surrounding the lake (appr. 8km ), since the dog was just too excited to go swimming and we stopped multiple times to enjoy the view on the lake. But nevertheless the forests were very enjoyable, offering innumerous detours and idyllic clearings to take a break. (And soon, go swimming ourselves!)

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Vietnamese in Berlin: Saigon Green

Just as I thought I did my fair share of Kantstraßen-exploring and covered all things worthwhile, I discover something so exciting, I couldn’t stop talking about it for days. I think I found the best Vietnamese food in Berlin, I repeated to my friends over and over again. But it’s true, I had the best Vietnamese lunch in Berlin ever.
And yes, I’ve been to Dong Xuan Center and ate at numerous restaurants there. But none of them was as fresh and flavorful as the Súp Rau I had at Saigon Green.