Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
The city and state of
known for delicious and varied cuisine. The city itself is cultured, so you can
find everything from locally made moles (MOH-lays) to Italian, Chinese and even
This German style bistro is
one of the best values in town.
Berlina moved from the main
walking street Andador de Macedonia Alcala, across the
street from the
Santo Domingo Cathedral, to above Restaurante Danzantes.
We used to go to their
previous location and just loved the change of menu from the regular offerings
We were looking forward to
having some meals there on our return visit.
Ancient stairway leading up to
the Terraza and the Bistro.
One thing about visiting
Colonial Cities, is that many of the buildings are pretty
ancient. These stairs were worn silly and one needs to watch their
step. You could easily slide down to the next step if you weren't
High heels? Wet weather? Keep
your mind about yourself.
Beautiful though, right?
Upstairs with sign directing us
After walking up the ancient stairs, this
sign directed us to cross the bridge to find the Bistro and its rooftop patio.
Inside the Bistro
The sun is beginning to set and the lights
have been turned on.
In the center of the photo where the colorful
flags are hanging down, is a look into the courtyard below.
Straight ahead and through the doorway is the
bar, a large selection of boutique beers, and the cashier.
A wide variety of
Here on these shelves you
see a large selection of craft beers from which to choose.
After all, it IS a German
You could return a dozen
times and still not taste all the selections!
It's not easy to find a
Reuben sandwich in Latin America.
The sandwich, made with
fresh German bread, was packed full of corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese,
accompanied by a salad. The sandwich was big and filling enough for Billy and me
At 95Pesos, it was just under $5USD.
Apple strudel with
vanilla ice cream
We also shared the Iberica
salad and this delicious apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
This was definitely a
winner as well.
The delicious house wine
was $2.50USD each.
Our total before tip came
to just under $23USD.
Varied cold cuts with
breads and dips
On our second visit back to
Berlina, we ordered a cold cut plate that was also outstanding.
It came with 2 glasses of
There was that delicious
hearty German bread, Serrano ham, salami, some country style pate and 2
different dips and sauces.
This plate, including the
wine was just under $13USD, and fed two people.
Here you can see a close up
of the German bread that is served with meals, a very delicious and meaty sort
of bread; chewy with seeds.
We had this Iberica salad
both times we were at the Bistro, and it was remarkable.
Crumbled goat cheese,
cranberries, toasted almonds, Serrano ham, lettuce and thinly sliced apples. The
dressing that accompanied it was a toasted walnut dressing that neither of us
had tried before and it was spectacular.
At 110Pesos, this salad was
We had been wanting to try
the Sacher Torte since our last visit to Oaxaca.
It looks absolutely
delectable, but unfortunately, the cake was a bit dry.
No worries, 9 our of 10
things we tried were upscale, original in flavor, and memorable.
Our bill, before tip
totaled under $26USD.
We highly recommend this
Bistro, and, if ever you are
in the city of Oaxaca,
make a stop at Berlina.
#403 Macedonia Alcala,
The terrace of Casa Vieja- above Restaurante Danzantes,
Tele: +52. 222. 101. 7093
Open daily 10am to 10pm
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About the Authors
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are
recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on
topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of
information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since
1991. They wrote the popular books, The
Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your
Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website
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