Yam is a unique park that truly makes Berlin a city of the free. Created by rastafarians, or rugged nomad expats from Jamaica, Ghana, and Africa, they've created an environment that lives up to their dreams; a carefree zone where the only thing that matters is a cold beer, good people, music, food, and sports. Once inside, you walk through lots of sands with implanted picnic tables. Rastafarians serve food from stands that stems from a background of Caribbean or african roots. Cold local beer is served by a bar overlooking the ocean and sport fields are open for any basketball or soccer takers. Come by day to relax under the sun or come by night to dance through a cultural endemic.
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Art, Culture and Beer
After visiting the East Side Gallery, the best place to rest is Yaam. There is fresh Caribbean food for your belly, sand to relax your toes, and cold beer to rest your head. Art is prominent all over Berlin, but Yaam hosts a gallery with international exhibitions that change monthly-ish. The entire location is covered with colorful street art with backdrops ranging from abandoned buildings (shown here) to the Spree. There is a basketball court, usually quite lively, for those inclined to be active.
Berlin has so many indulgences, from food to booze to clothing, but by far the most interesting and inspiring is the graffiti. The events at Yaam are a mix of dancing, music, Caribbean food, and impressive graffiti. Take a stroll along the East Side Gallery to soak in more art.