Hotel Central Inn
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... on a pretty bike ride!"
Anyway, in the end everyone was inconvenienced, no-one backed down and nothing was really adequately resolved. I think what most of the bike people were primarily upset about was that the train had been changed with no explanation, no consideration for those who had paid for their bikes to be on it and no real alternatives offered.
I don't know what became of the rest of the passengers but as there wasn't a big angry line at ...
... this point, we both are exhausted and cranky. It is 10 AM our time (7 hours ahead of New York), hungry and tired and ready to be at the hotel.
Using Rick Steve's advise, we decided to take an express train to Alenderplatz -- very close to our hotel.
We walked over to the train station from the airport and found ourselves in an underground tunnel where there were numerous machines for buying train tickets. Looking around, we ...
... visiting a smattering of historical sites and memorials. We visited the Berlin Wall memorial, which has a good reconstruction of all of the different walls present from the 1950's through 1989. Not only did the main Berlin wall have various incarnations but the most modern wall actually had various sub-walls, including a visual screen, a security fence and the infamous death zone, a 10m sprint through sand that was in full illuminated view of ...
... Another room had quotes or excerpts from letters sent to family members and friends from Jewish people who were "relocated" (for lack of a better term), the letters went much like this "dear __ I am sorry I didn't get to hug you one last time, I will never return to see you again. Love ___" which of course are heart wrenching and then around the walls of the room they have all of the different countries of Europe and how many ...
... Kerouacs of our generation. Though ol' mate Jack was American and could write and actually did have quite amazing cheekbones. Okay, basically I just met a really crazy dude.
But for a minute let's back it up and recap my first day of what could actually be an incredibly happy ...