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Travel Blogs from Berlin
Berlin was a pain to negotiate when we first hit town. The transit system isn't half as easy as London (by far the easiest in the world), Paris, or Amsterdam. For an English speaking only individual, I would rate it easier than most Asian public systems just because one can read a western alphabet here and make inferences. I could swear I picked up …
Berlin - Biking, Beer, Bretzels and Bratwursts
We arrived in Berlin at Schonefeld Airport around 10.45 pm after a 1.5 hour flight with Easy Jet which all ran smoothly despite the stories you hear about them being notoriously late and over selling the flight. We collected our bags then went to head through customs however it was closed so our we went. Considering it was so late we decided to forgo public transport and grabbed a taxi to Neukolln which was only ...
... swept across our faces from the coffee shops along the way. Long story short, the wrong address and much confusion left us not knowing where we stayed for two hours until finally we received some help, located our place, and later due to numerous reasons, ended up switching apartments at 10pm. By 11pm, we were sitting in Burger King eating dinner and shortly after we visited a coffee shop to relax and wind down before returning to our apartment for ...
... as a reminder of the days past, the wall has been chewed up so to speak, with many tourists taking bits of wall home as souvenirs (Berliners call these people “wall peckers”). I didn’t take any of the wall with me, but if one did want a piece, a small 1x1 inch piece would run you about 20 euro in the Checkpoint Charlie gift shop – ouch.
Still on board, the audio guide gives more information about the bloodiest war to hit the planet. As it turns out, ...
... But honestly, it was really, really good, I just wasn't
expecting to have a kebap in the middle of Salzburg.
Anyways back to Berlin. We left Munich for Berlin Wednesday. Mrs.
Ospina wanted to take a senic route through Germany so instead of it
being a no stop, 6 hours ride, it was a two stop 8 hour ride. It really
sucked because of the duratiin and the lingest train ride of 4 hours was
on a tilting train that tilts back and forth as it goes around turns