"Because Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world."
"Because we weren't ready to be settled in Seattle. "
"Because we love being expats."
We got asked this question (and many more) over & over during the filming of our episode of House Hunters International. Set to air this Wednesday,
May 23, 2012 at 7:30 & 10:30 PM (West Coast time)we are pretty sure we are going to look like smiling idiots that say things like "Wow!", "rain shower", and one really awkward "I love you". That doesn't mean we aren't excited.
Sadly, while our friends & family watch this Wednesday (we hope) we will have to wait up to 4 weeks to get our copy of the episode. The show is currently only available in the US and we will have to rely on the kindness of the fam to give it to us straight. My hair was crazy wasn't it? I'm pretty sure I wore the same sweater everyday - does it look like that? How many times - really- did I say "nice"?
I don't want to totally spoil the surprise, so here are some non-specific photos of the shooting. Berliners - see if you know what sites & neighborhoods we shot in.
|Shopping for apartment accessories|
|Berlin crew with Tim, the Real Estate Agent|
|Background scene - amt in Berlin|
|Opinion shots for House Hunters International|
|Where in Berlin?|
|Sound man, Noel, gives the thumbs up as Matt on cameras and director, Chris, look on|
|Ian's interview on House Hunters|
We returned to Seattle for a one-day shoot for the back story. And to see our wonderful family and friends of course.
|1st location - Ballard Locks|
|Locks in Seattle|
|Bottleworks in Wallingford|
We walked into Bottle works to find that our Seattle sound guy was famous. Eric was the sound guy and sometimes on-air personality for the Spike television show "3 sheets".
|Ian's Seattle interview for HHI|
|Some of our friends for the Seattle shoot|
|us with our amazing crew - Eric (sound), Nick (director), Matt (camera)|
We will post the rest of the pics, and eventually the show, after it's aired. We hope that those that can watch - will. And not laugh too much. To understand how the show works: my undercover report.
Still looking for an answer to our question about "Why did we move back to Berlin?" If the show doesn't answer that, read our Berlin Origin story, journey Back to Berlin and find our listings of our favorite places and things to do in Berlin.