Meet the Team – Ina!


Ina Bozhilova is the head of the Private Relocations Department and a Relocation Consultant. She is the newest member of the team, having joined mid-2021, and is always eager to support new Berliners on their journey.

Ina was born in Bulgaria and relocated to Berlin in 2007. Growing up between two very different cultures, she developed a unique ability to bridge intercultural gaps and understand her clients’ needs.

Ina studied sociology at the Potsdam University in Brandenburg. Her studies have proven helpful in understanding the principles that guide German bureaucracy. During her studies, she supported friends and acquaintances in their dealings with immigration and public administration, which enabled her to continue helping others with these issues.

Ina has an affinity for foreign languages – she speaks German, English, and Bulgarian fluently, and is conversational in Croatian and Korean. In her spare time, she enjoys bouldering, hiking, and sewing.

In her own words:

Favourite place in Berlin – Schillerkiez in Neukölln. The neighborhood has significantly changed over the past 10 years, thanks to the opening of the Tempelhofer Feld. Ever since, artists and creatives have flocked to the area, opening art galleries, quirky bars, and restaurants. The neighborhood offers a unique mix of old and new Berlin, where “Ur-Berliners” (old Berliners) and newcomers can meet and exchange ideas.

Every Saturday, a small market is set up around the church in Herrfurthplatz, where you can buy freshly baked bread and cakes, enjoy a snack, or browse artworks by local artists.

A hidden Gem in Berlin – Le Brot in Neukölln. This tiny French bakery offers freshly made bread, quiches, cakes, and most important of all – the best croissants in Berlin! Psst: If you walk a few doors up, you will stumble across Fleischerei Kluge – this butcher’s shop opened in 1959, and is still going strong today. They offer local, ethically sourced meats, and a large variety of different cuts to satisfy even the most discerning of customers

Best day trip from Berlin – Bad Saarow is a fantastic little spot, approximately an hour east of Berlin. The town is famous for its thermal spa; a sprawling health complex with multiple indoor and outdoor heated pools and more than 10 different types of saunas. Bad Saarow is the perfect getaway spot in winter when you want to escape the chill.

Great place to eat – For Cantonese food: Aroma in Kantstrasse, for a really good steak: Schneiderei in Prenzlauer Berg, for authentic Japanese food: Zenkichi in Mitte, for a real, deep-dish American style pizza: Liberty Pizza in Zehlendorf.



Juli Buchanan

Hi there! I'm Juli, I have german roots but I grew up in New Zealand and have been living in Germany since 2004. I love sharing my passion for Berlin and all it has to offer with new 'Berliners' and through my work as a freelance Relocation Consultant with IRC I have the opportunity to do so.

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