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As a footnote, we started this blog with the idea of staying in touch with our
kids, grandchildren and friends. We thought it would be a good way to share our experiences and a few photos. We quickly learned that this also serves as a wonderful diary of our trip for us. I’m sure there will be many times, that we will be able to fondly look back to it and reminisce on what an exciting and fulfilling trip it ...
... Bratwurst to Goulash, tucking in we quickly forced any feeling of a hangover out of our bodies, the 3 more beers certainly helped as well.
Apparently it is standard to spend an entire day in the beer hall however with places to see and things to do we headed to Mauerpark which holds a local fair on Sundays and is a favorite hangout, a few hours strolling with surprise, surprise some more drinks and we were in need of rest.
Back to Richards we chilled ...
... instead of Pita. It was delicious.
N felt better the next day so we did the New National Gallery. It was a very cool underground space. Lots of awesome things in there too. We then headed to the Holocaust Memorial, N had to see it, well, because it is a must see. You really have to experience it if you have the chance. I then led N to the Brandenburg Gate, and we walked round to the Reichstag and back, after which I took N ...
... of Berlin's urban space. We began at one of the oldest churches in Berlin. It was interesting to learn that Berlin was a relatively new city and did not have any Renaissance history, so no castles and things like that. There has also been much divided between the Jewish people residing in Germany. At one point, if you were a Jew you had to pay a lump sum of money just to enter the city. Even then, you could not practice your religion. Jewish people were imposed a body ...
... a walk through the park, thinking about all the things we'd seen. It feels so much more real when you are there. On a lighter note, we found a huge tv screen where everyone watches the football. I wish we'd known about it the night before. The next day began with a trip to the zoo. Berlin Zoo has the widest variety of species in the world so we were excited to go. Surrounded by children on school trips, we had a great time seeing polar bears, lions, monkeys and ...