This is not the first time GlobalPost's Jessica Phelan has taken our Twitter followers on a tour of a far-off land for the Twitter series, @AFridayIn. In fact, Phelan's first AFridayIn adventure was spent making the rounds at Munich's famed Oktoberfest. She taught us some new and valuable vocabulary — like "mitfahrgelegenheit," German for "a very organized form of hitchhiking" — and reinforced some of our fondest German stereotypes. Lederhosen, anyone?
This Friday, Phelan took a slightly less raucous, but no-less fascinating tour of her Berlin neighborhood, Neukölln, which used to be known for its Turkish population but has increasingly become full of wealthy young hipsters, often to locals' annoyance. In other words, Neukölln has come to be known as the Williamsburg of Berlin.