This blog was once a personal testament to my own life in Berlin. It used to contain merely anecdotes and somewhat interesting pictures of my surroundings. You could witness how narrow my view was (and still is), and how slowly, this site developed to become more to me than a blog. It became my entrance to the city, forced me to open my eyes, and made me meet people who eventually became my best friends and closest family. To create FindingBerlin, as dramatic as it sounds, has been one of the best decisions of my life so far.
So where does that take us? There are more than 3 people working on this site on a regular basis now — though not regular enough. It’s a passionate side project, but we are actually not just bumming around like most of those flashy hipsters living the life, nope, we actually have jobs and some of us even have a nine to five (I know, who would do that?).
But, and that’s the beauty of it, our whole lives are being inspired by what is happening in Berlin and sometimes even what we want to “do” is so heavily influenced, you can hardly tell the difference between “I’m making money / I’m having fun”. Enter Martin, our dear friend, who’s been accompanying us (usually on his bike) and who’s now making his first steps to make Berlin an even better place.
Martin decided to combine all his passion and interest for exclusive and beautiful bikes with the education he had (sustainable tourism) and the inspiration of his daily experiences and came up with Finding Berlin Tours. It’s bike rental service with a twist (individual single speed bikes) and alternative tours through Berlin. He’s just started getting crazy at the RAW-Temple, where “our” new headquarters are set. You can see the artwork on the bike containers.
This is an amazing leap forward for our little project here, and Martin has done nothing but outshine himself with all the work he has done. The first tour will be announced soon and includes most of our favorite hot spots. There’ll be small groups on chique bicycles, in English, with the best tourguide you could imagine. We’re proud to be part of it and please, if you’re visiting and tempted to rent out a bike, support local businesses and please come by!