Guest article by Serita Braxton
The first winter was a serious struggle but everyone told me about how great the Berlin
summers were. “Just wait until it gets warm,” they said. “It’s like a whole other city,” they said.
“The summers are so great here,” they said. But when summer time finally arrived I was
disappointed at the mere 70 degrees (21 °C) and rainy weather of most days. The sunny and
warm break I was waiting for never really arrived.