Happy first Monday of February you all!
We had a great weekend around here, Rafael, my mother-in-law and I went to São Roque (a little town close to São Paulo) to visit my family 🙂 Although the trip was fast, we arrived Saturday at lunch time and left yesterday afternoon, we had a really good time! It doesn’t matter how much days you spend there, you always eat, drink and laugh a lot, I sure was missing them after one year apart. Definitely planning a longer trip for the next time 😉 I know that we are now in Brazil, but we did so much great things in December while we were still in Berlin, that I just have to share!
From the beginning we wanted to go up on the famous TV Tower, one day we got up early to go, but when we got there, the line was huge….so we gave up and ended up leaving it for another day. Then, we discovered that you could also go up the Victory Column, which is located in Tiergarten, and was also a lot cheaper, only 3 euros.
I already told here before about my fear of heights! As you can see on the photo above, you go up right below the angel, and there is this little place surrounded with a cage (thank God!). The column has no elevator, so prepare yourself to a lot of flights of stairs…and don’t worry, between them there are benches so you can rest, or you can stop along the way and catch your breath like we did…hahahaha
The view above is the first one you see when you stop at the first level, this wasn’t so high for me, but when we started going up the stairs to the top, I was almost regretting my choice. But then I put on a brave face, and faced my fear! (not so simple as it seems, ha!).
This is the first view that you see when you get out of the door, I was really scared, didn’t go out at first, if I did my hand was always touching the door…it was like my balance, and if I didn’t touch the door, I would touch the wall. I don’t even have to mention that Rafael took all the photos while I was building up my courage to go around and see all of Berlin…hahaha
Boy was it windy up there, our hair didn’t stand still! You can’t notice it in the picture, but my right hand was holding the cage really tight! hahaha And of course Rafael’s face is way more happy and peaceful than mine! Darn you feeling of falling…hahaha
In the end, as you can see, it’s really worth getting up there, the view is beautiful, maybe if we go back, I’ll see if I have the courage to go during spring time, it must be even more beautiful ❤ ❤ ❤
On our way back, we passed by the Bellevue Palace, which is really close to the Victory Column and is also the oficial residence of Germany’s president, not bad if you ask me..ha!
Have a wonderful week 😉