Sommerbad Neukölln

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A short while ago we discovered that we live near one of the numerous public pools here in Berlin. I was already dying to go, and what else to do on a hot summer sunny day?! We woke up early to enjoy the whole day there, the pool opens at 8am and closes at 8pm, we arrived around 9 o’clock and there was already a little line to get in, which scared me at first because I thought it was already crowded. But gladly I was mistaken 🙂 it takes a couple of minutes to pay (€5,50 adults, the whole day). When we got in I really got amazed with the size of it all, two adult pools, one for kids, and a huge area to lie down and relax. It was so well organised and clean, you can also pack snacks and bring them with you.

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Welcome August!

I can’t believe we are in this month already…time really does fly! It seems like we arrived in Berlin yesterday…but it’s been almost 7 months! 😮  There is so much more to discover in this amazing city, one year just isn’t enough.

Since it’s summer and this week here in Berlin is promising to be hot, I decided to post about a really cool lake that we went last month. Summer here is really different from the one I am used to in Brazil…of course! As a tropical country it’s more hot than cold, and in São Paulo (where I lived) you can count on your fingers the days that are really cold in the winter. The same happens here in Berlin, but in the exact opposite, you can count the days that exceed 30ºC in the summer…hahahaha Those are the days that you enjoy by going at lakes and public pools (there are a lot of public pools in Berlin).

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Summer Peach Galette


If there is one thing I can’t enough of is stone-fruits, I love peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and cherries. These fruits here in Berlin are really cheap in the summer, you can find packages of 1kg for €0.99 or less, and they are really tasty and delicious! This is very different in Brazil, these fruits can be very expensive and not that tasty, but the same can happen here with tropical fruits.

It has been a little while that I wanted to bake a peach pie, but since our kitchen here is not fully equipped, I needed a recipe that didn’t involve a baking pan, blender or mixer. So I went to look online and came across this recipe, which was easy to bake. I felt so happy while I was making it, I really enjoy making the dough from scratch and work with fresh ingredients, a good playlist also helps to set a good mood 🙂

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