So December has not yet arrived  (but the frost and the cold certainly have!) and for Germans that means one thing – time to go to the Christmas markets.

So far I’ve visited two – one in Alexanderplatz and another in Gendarmenmarkt (see photo of large Christmas tree, the photo was taken there).

I drank hot chocolate, ate gebrannten Mandeln (sort of like caramelised Almonds, apparently it’s traditional, but they taste amazing!) and stole a glass. Well I didn’t really steal it. I paid a deposit on the glass for my hot chocolate but it looked so good I decided to take the glass with me and forget about the deposit! Souvenirs and all that.

I bought Christmas presents, spent too much money. But the best bit? Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ was playing in the background.