Berlin has been on my “top places to visit” list ever since we moved to Europe. We had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Berlin with our friends the Senkowskis (OSC ’12) and it exceeded all our expectations. At first glance, we were impressed by its size, its large public transportation network, and the accessibility to international food. (Chinese, Middle Eastern, Indian food anyone?) Although it is a very trendy city with its modern art and architecture and hipster-clad 30-somethings, it is also deeply rooted in history. There may well be a WWII museum on every corner. I found the juxtaposition between new and old refreshing; it seemed as though the city embraced its past, but aimed to make a splash in the future.