Backpacker's Paradise

Address: Ziekowstrasse 161 , Berlin, Germany | Hostel
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On wasteland, and through the barricades....

A travel blog entry by astrix7 on Aug 08, 2015

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The title today comes from a Spandau Ballet song whose chorus goes " We made our love on wasteland, and through the barricades" They could have been writing about the location of my next visit to a famous Berlin art gallery. I got off the U2 at Potsdammer platz and walked up the stairs to the surface not knowing what to expect. Potsdamer platz from the end of WW2 to the fall of the Berlin Wall was a wasteland which the Wall bisected. It was a place of barbed ...


A travel blog entry by seamoore on May 10, 2015

... soon told that an Israeli President was visiting and security was very high complete with armoured vehicles and guards with guns. One particular night, the busabout group had decided to pay for a pub crawl which I opted not too. In my perspective, it is entirely possible to do your own pub crawl for free and go to places you actually want to go to rather than being hustled from one place to the next. Another Australian girl I had met had the same consensus so we decided ...

Ball on a Stick

A travel blog entry by cpb18 on Dec 11, 2014

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... that was intent on dampening the day. The queues were a little too long for H to patiently wait, even with my sarcastic suggestion that it was ok, we could always go next time we were in Berlin! Then it was hunting down some of those 'forgotten' stations that had been closed up and left during the Cold War and the building of the Berlin Wall. Lines of cobbles or concrete marked the locations where the physical wall had been, but, even with seeing the exhibition in the ...

Dresden 21st to 24th

A travel blog entry by rjcleary on Aug 20, 2014

... to find dinner. Found a restaurant recommended to us by the restaurant that we had booked for the following night. Saw Koningsberger Klops on the menus but unfortunately nowhere near as good as Julie makes. The next day we walked around the town and then did a bus sight seeing tour. This tour changed our minds a little about Leipzig as we were shown some very nice residential areas. Up until now we had thought that Leipzig was somewhat down at ...

The sound of music, berlin wall and red lights

A travel blog entry by marty_rach on Aug 18, 2014

2 comments, 64 photos

... for us here was a familiar face for Rachael. Juan was an exchange student who lived with the Wiedmans for 3 months in 2006. Nice reunion.

Juan was enthusiastic to say the least to show us the best time possible in Berlin. He showed us all the tricks like drinking in public, drinking on the metro while avoiding the ticket master ...

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