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Travel Blogs from Berlin
Today I got to go to Berlin with everyone in my program (so all of the Germans who are coming to the US with us in fall, as well as all of the MSOE students). We took a train there, which was about 3.5 hours in total. The train ride was interesting because you could tell when you got into former East Germany, which was really not far from Lübeck as Lübeck is pretty much the farthest east city in former West Germany. Former East Germany is still ...
... hour cat-nap. As for dinner, we chose Vietnamese, because let's face it, with this chilly weather, nothing sounded better than a bowl of hot Pho Bo...and it was worth it!
Tomorrow we will be attending Oktoberfest so I will make sure to indulge in all the classic German dishes!
I don't have any pictures right now, but I will be posting them soon, but for now I am just going to get a proper nights sleep!
... the war. But don't get the idea that this building is anything that unusual. Unlike Melbourne there are heaps of buildings like this here and unlike Brisbane - where there's only about one, none here have been turned into a casino. And an extremely grotty casino at that.
This looks impressive except it reminds me more of Eastern Europe. Here the pubs - and the accompanying outside seating - are generally more cozy.
... at noon. Across the street was Hitler's parliament building which is now a park. During the Cold War from 1949-1989, the park was used for soccer. Germany has a very strong middle class, small upper class and minority lower class. There are no ghettos and its typical for all classes of citizens to live together. No citizen in Berlin is denied a home. The homeless only have to apply for housing and they will be provided with a room and food...any homeless (of which ...
... br> memorial.
We will not in this forum describe the
horrid stories of suffering and sacrifice that we heard. There are
no words that can describe the experience and emotion that we felt as
we walked in the footsteps of the tens of thousands of prisoners who
lived, worked and ultimately perished there. Though many of the
buildings have been destroyed, several of them still exist with many
remnants that tell the story of the terror ...