Travel Blogs from Berlin
... inside and with a bit of delay getting through security/immigration we set off to the channel tunnel. The first place we visited was Bonn in Germany but to get there we had to change in Brussels and Cologne. We didn't have any time to explore these 2 cities but we can say the stations were half decent!! We arrived in Bonn around 5pm and the weather was good which was fortunate as we got lost trying to find the hotel. Alison: Although I had heard of Bonn before, I didn't ...
Today Dan had an appointment to submit his Chinese Visa documents. We got there on time, but didn't have all the required paper work. Luckily, there were computers connected to the internet and printing services available. All in all, it was a pretty smooth process and pick up is planned for Thursday (assuming it is approved).
It is pretty tough navigating the city without a map or Wi-Fi. We made our way to lunch at a place called curry ...
... length of it we than headed to Alexanderplatz. A Christmas market was still in fun swing we we took some time to walk around the pretty stalls and scoff an odd Currywurst or two.
With such an early start, and Robert and Samson not feeling their best due to lack of sleep, we decided to have an early dinner and head back to the hotel to sleep.
... away, Dr Alex was a nice guy that looked after mum. i didnt have range, swore at Richard, which i regret as the phone kept dropping out! they decided to jump in the cab and go to the airport, we had to wait and see how long it was gong to take. The Dr thought we might be ok, depending in how mum reacts to the "normal cocktail" they give her. It felt like i was waiting forever as i was nit allowed in the room with her. When i saw him i asked if i can go ...
... constituted as Prussia and when it changed.)
A stroll back through the park and we were back at the reichstag and Bundestag. Quite a strange time warp feeling, which starts here and lasts through a lot of the war memorials etc, developed. Hindsight etc.
Just slightly further down there is a holocaust memorial. It's a lot of cement blocks spread out on an uneven floor all different sizes and shapes, some towering 10/11ft high. All however ...
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