I've been in America for quite some time now, being with Ryan at her wedding, and that has complicated my search for an apartment in Berlin quite considerably. After much searching around (big ups to www.wg-gesucht.de for that one...everyone must go!) and 10 emails sent per day, I got a response by a woman named Kristen, saying that she, living in Tempelhof, very close to the cool neighborhood of Kreuzberg but near an airport, which gave me pause. She also didn't post the pictures of the apartment on the site, which struck me as sketchy.
The description and placement did win me over: Green, quiet neighborhood, she's loaning me her bike when I live there, my room is G I A N T and it has lots of windows, and the place has the internets already! Nice setup, so I accepted, my other option being a rather small, further-off place in a grimly paved corner of Berlin that looks worse as time goes on. I therefore present.............MY PLACE!!!!
This is my bedroom, notice the awesome windows, and-oh yeah-it's furnished!