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I arrived by train at about 8:30 in the German capital. By the way, the Berlin Train Station is nothing short of magnificent. Build for the 2006 World Cup, it is a huge complex with five floors of trains, restaurants, and shopping areas. After checking in to the hostel, I took the subway to the Berlin Wall Memorial. The subway station that I traveled to used to be a "ghost" station. It ...
... t easy to understand, so we walked.
The checkpoint is just a small guard shack with signs letting you know that you're leaving the American sector and headed into the Russian sector. They have big pictures of soldiers, one American, one Russian on each side of the overhead sign. We visited the museum, which was mostly about people who tried to escape, and those who really made it. Really ingenious ideas on how to escape inside car gas tanks, speakers, welding machines, ...
... on a Saturday afternoon. The city has wide streets with no traffic and the shoppers are shoulder to shoulder down every street, there must have been thousands. No sign of retail problems here. Surprisingly we did not see many vineyards when either entering or leaving Bordeaux.
Next morning we headed by train back to Charles De Gaulle airport for our trip to Berlin. While we were flying Air France the experience was similar to Easy Jet. Absolute ...
Here I am again with a shortage of photos.
As it was, my first minor highlight for the day was discovering this sign in a pub - quite funny.
Lieber 'ne Runde im Lokal'
Als 'ne DŁnne im Bett
Better a round (one) in the pub than a thin one in bed.
It's pretty transparent but nevertheless I suppose it's only really funny if you can read it in German.
Did I find out what happened to the Esperantists yesterday? ...
... Berlin This fast busy city has a population of 3.5 million as the capital of Germany which is over 3 times the population of Australia at 85 million, and yet Australia is 21 times the area of land. Major infrastructure upgrades have happened over the past few decades at a very past pace and are still underway all over the city including 1 billion euro spent on new central railway station, which opened in 2006. Out host in Hamburg Oliver made comment that Berlin ...
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