East Side City Hotel
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... Wall. It's really not that tall or very thick but used to be covered in barbed wire and protected by machine guns that would automatically fire if a wire was tripped & thousands of buried bombs in what was known as "the death strip". You can still see where the wall was all over the city - it is marked by a pathway of stones.
Next to the wall is the Topography of Terror Exhibit. It features chronological ...
... in the hostel (this being one that accommodated overseas school trips).
Our first stop on our first day was the Brandenburg Gate, which was hosting a large festival to French-German relations. This mainly constituted lots of advertising boards, stalls selling traditional French food and drink, and tricolors everywhere. From there, we walked to the Holocaust Memorial. This is a site of 2,711 concrete slabs, each of differing heights and planted at slight variances to ...
... I texted the man who's always been able to calm me down for the past six years - an old high school teacher who became a dear friend of mine, He also happened to be the one who helped me plan out my trip (we drew out a poor map of Europe on a piece of paper over dinner one night and scribbled lines...still the most helpful guide I have.) After explaining my anxiety, he simply said, "This too shall pass."
And it did.
After the ...
... was born. 6 million Jews died in the holocaust. We stood over hitlers bunker which is now a parking space, where him and his girlfriend took cyanide to end their lives, and following that hitler shot himself and took his own life just 30 hours after getting married. He wanted his body demolished as he saw what happened to an Italian leader just days before. It was dragged all through the city and kicked and spit on and hung to be made fun of. We saw Humboldt university where ...
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Cut to: us drinking at a bar, soon joined by 2 random Estonians who'd tried asking us for tips on the city (though they leave first thing tomorrow morning so I'm starting to think that was just an excuse). And now we've come full circle to the creepy-coke-fingernail-Kerouac. Don't you just love how things line up! So this fella: it started simply ...