Hotel am Forum Steglitz
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- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... My cousins looked at the Wall, turned to me and said, "What's the big deal?"
I lead them on an imagination exercise: "Imagine, if overnight, the cops built a wall on E. 14th Street. Above 14th Street, there are shops, food, etc. Below 14th, there are food shortages, government censorship, terrible working conditions. Your dad, who works in Midtown, loses his job because his office is on the other side ...
... They are everywhere. They get in your face and ask if you speak English. They then thrust a petition in your face and ask for donations. They are like locusts. Some platz have 6 or 7 of them. And they are relentless. It got very frustrating at points as they won't leave you alone. We kept showing NO to get rid of them. A moment of calm....
Ok, back to our walking tour. We spend a little more time at the memorial ...
... 2 rasta men who had been living in the hostel for 3 months and had some very dodgy dealings going on and about 5 mobile phones each * strange Turkish man who had smelly feet and could not speak English * 60yr old grandma who sat in the room and knitted jumpers Now if that's not a strange melting pot I don't know what is!! If I could survive this hostel I could survive anything!! Now let's finally talk about the Famous Berlin nightlife. Unfortunately my first night was interrupted ...
... the Brandenburg Gate we came across the Holocaust Memorial. I usually avoid these. As a child I used to read my mother's Daily Mirrors which always seemed to be full of photos from the war and just after as more ghastly activities, or the results thereof, were discovered. However this memorial was incredibly effective without being overly sentimental but with the very stark title of The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. 2711 huge ...
Today was a long travel day to take is to Prague. We stopped at the German city of Dresden and had a traditional lunch of bratwurst and stuffed cabbage. The city was beautiful with an amazing cathedral and wall mural. The city was not really involved in WWII until the very last month of the war when the allies thought that German soldiers might have fled there. So they bombed the entire city, in three days dropping over 1000 bombs. On the way to Prague Taryn gave us tons of ...