Ellington Hotel Berlin
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Hello everyone! Hope you are all well! So, as I mentioned last time, Germany is keeping me busy! This weekend was the trip to Berlin.
On Friday morning we met at the University and took a coach for 5 hours to the German capital. In the afternoon we went into the centre and had a scavenger hunt. You will be pleased to know that my team were …
... numerous different types and with the exception of the weird green beer mentioned earlier, I have not had a bad beer yet. Furthermore, the culture behind the beer is amazing - everyone has a great deal of pride in the country's beer (especially the local beer), but the drinking itself is very casual. Having a beer or a glass of wine with dinner is almost expected - whereas in the U.S. most people will offer a pop or water to a guest, more often than not ...
... contagious with hordes of people singing along - entertaining and being entertained all at once.
After Mauer Park, Amy and I walked down to Berlin's oldest beer garden: Pratergarten and feasted on our best meal there: bratwurst, some other wurst, baked potatoes and lots of beer. It was a huge open air beer garden with the narrowest and most delicious menu I've ever seen. We headed back to Kreuzberg late and had a 6am flight back to Paris.
... in an amazing beer garden. I’ve done it before and enjoyed it so much that I pretty much insisted we do it. With our helpful tour guide Joe, we were given an expert description of events that unfolded in each location, as well as an artistic chalk drawing on a pavement of the division of Germany after the Second World War. Somehow we even managed to get ourselves a free flammkuchen for lunch too, and more importantly I savoured my first ...
... the concrete blocks are each coated in a special paint. This paint is special because it allows graffiti to be washed off with hot water and soap! What a wonder... Brilliant for keeping the Jewish memorial clean and tidy. I guess you're wondering by now what the problem is?? Well this special paint was provided by a company by the name of IG Farben. The very same company who supplied the Zyklon B used to gas millions of Jews in World War II. What a lovely well thought ...