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... the GDR had a completely artificial economy running (or rather, limping) on outdated industries. In the reunified country, the buildings these industries had occupied were quickly put to use for suitable purposes, such as living space.
One of the delights of a visit to Berlin is going to any of its many coffee places, where the cities young and hip gather to socialize, work or simply enjoy an artisanal cup of coffee with so many ...
... buildings. It truly looked like a war zone. Brandenburg Gate, though battered, stood by itself in the division of the city with its chariot facing East. After going through the process, the 3 of us walked from West Berlin to East Berlin across no-mans-land at Check Point Charlie. We just visited for the day but it was an intimidating experience that is still vivid in my mind.
Fourteen years before the fall of ...
Right. I had my dinner, it's tomorrow morning, and I want to finish this entry quickly because in a short while the French chapter of my vacation begins in earnest. But I'll wait to tell you about that after I finish with Berlin. (I'm starting to sound a bit like Sheherezade, aren't I!)
I was just about to tell you about the DDR Museum. Oddly, I don't tend to visit a lot of museums when I'm in a new place. The first thing I always want to do ...
... train alone. I went back inside and grabbed some more cookies, munching on the idea of somehow managing to reunite with my group somewhere in the middle of Berlin. It was already 11 am and my roommates were all still walking around in their underwear, so I decided it was adventure time.
I was so worried about wasting the day that I quickly ran out and decided I would try to find the train - completely forgetting to take an actual city map with me (rookie ...
... and ended up in a bad state of spasming after seeing Checkpoint Charlie and doing the hop on hop of bus. So the following day (wednesday) Daniel did a Nazi walking tour by himself, while I used my bus ticket and checked out Brandberg gate and headed to the Holocaust memorial. As much as I know this in depth history, it was still very emotional, sitting down listening to the personal recounts bought me to tears! I chatted to an American couple who were ...