Day 4 in Berlin

On our forth day we kept walking around the city (of course ) and went to the Tiergarten and to the Reichstag to just enjoy the view. We got to take some beautiful and fun photos, and later we met with an old friend who we hadn’t seen since high school. Being a local, he took the role of tour guide for the rest of the day, which was amazing because we got to eat some great local comfort food and he showed us some more places we hadn’t visited yet.

We went looking for the famous mural of “The Kiss” that’s on the long part of what’s left of the wall because we had to have a photo with it! And after a great lunch and a long conversation we visited Schloss Charlottenburg, took some more beautiful photos, and finished the night with red wine and another long conversation.

It is very curious how life works: 3 Kolumbianer meeting again in Berlin, Germany after almost 10 years. We had an amazing time.

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Day 2 and 3 in Berlin

On our second day in Berlin we decided to go to the German Film and Television Museum and walk around the city before the premiere of Deshora. The next day we had the entire day to keep exploring the city, so we went to the Dalí Museum, walked to Check Point Charlie and went inside the Mauermuseum.

We have to realize that The Berlin Wall was taken down not so long ago, and trying to imagine the conflict all those people had to live through is just mind boggling. This city is so full of culture and history it absorbs you and makes you want to understand more about society. It also makes you appreciate the present and at the same time it makes you want to fight for progress. If Germany was capable of doing so much in so little time, I am sure every nation in the world has the potential to become a great country.

To cleanse or not to cleanse…

I’ve always been obsessed with what I eat and what it does (or doesn’t do) to me. I eat what I eat mostly because I love food, all kinds of food! But I am also aware of my health and I try to be good to my body. I can’t deny that, like most women, I am always worrying about how I look and that includes being concerned about my weight, but I have learned that the number 1 thing we should really worry about is our health.

I began to read a lot about nutrition, healthy diets, vegetarianism, gluten free diets, cleansing diets, fasting, etc, and I came to the conclusion that nutrition is personal and you should really listen to your body; it will tell you exactly what you should and shouldn’t eat.

So, I decided to try a cleanse. I figured it was a good way to let my body rest from all the yummy-but-not-so-healthy foods I’ve been eating, and it would give me a steady routine to settle my mind in.

Yesterday I completed my first week of cleansing, which I believe to be the toughest one, and I wanted to share photos of some of the dishes I’ve been preparing. I am taking the recipes from Whole Living Magazine and I’ve been following their January Issue’s Action Plan. All the dishes are super tasty and, if you are into cleansing diets, I really recommend this one. I feel fantastic and I’m thrilled for week number 2!

Day 1 in Berlin

We arrived in Berlin in the early evening and it was cold and snowing. We decided to go for a stroll close to where we were staying at and where the Film Fest was being held. After walking for a while we had dinner. Without thinking it twice we looked for a shawarma place and ordered Döners to end the night with a gold seal! Here are some photos of our little adventure in the snow from the H0tel to Potsdamer Platz and the Sony Center, and of a Döner! These places are definitely worth seeing at night. The lighting is pretty cool!

El Ajolote

This fish brings me back to childhood and makes my whole body smile. It’s amazing how deeply an artist can change your life and the way you look at things. Love art. Love literature. Love Julio Cortazar.

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Photo by Catalina Piedrahita

Road’s End Farm

Last weekend I had the opportunity to escape the city and enjoy nature. Road’s End Farm is a place full of wonderful memories for some, and I got to see why by experiencing a fraction of what people can actually do there.

This place offers summer camps for girls interested in riding horses, hiking, swimming and much more.

These photographs were taken during the winter. That’s why they’re a bit gloomy, and the horses are on vacation resting and waiting for the summer and the girls. Imagine how beautifully green this place will be in summer time.

I wanted to share the photographs, and even though the farm doesn’t look at its best, I still think it is a beautiful place waiting to be discovered and appreciated.

Please visit www.roadsendfarm.com to find more information about this great farm.