Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre-West
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... we settled for a quiet drink in a local bar, followed by a Mexican meal in the place opposite our hotel, which turned out to be edible if unspectacular.
For our final day we wanted to see some of the further flung sights, so we rented bikes from the hostel reception and set out across Berlins copious network of cycle paths to see what we could find. First we headed along the river to Berlins far west to see the Charlottenberg Palace, the old home of Germany's ...
... once the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Ministry of Aviation) and is one of the few remaining examples of rigid, intimidating Nazi architecture in the city. Just down the street, we saw a portion of the Wall, left standing beside a Nazi exhibit called The Topography of Terror (if there has ever been a museum with a more Brian-enticing name, I haven't found it).
Next was the Konzerthaus Berlin, then Humboldt University, alma mater of Otto von Bismarck, Albert ...
... have a lot of time before my train to Munich, so I popped out and visited the Holocaust Memorial properly. There is an underground museum which gives good information about the victims of the war. Most astonishing to me was in the "Room of Names", where names of victims and a brief history is read aloud, there was a sign stating that in order to read the name and short biography of every recorded person who was killed during the war it would take over 6 years. I ...
... 2012 to the historians so that the rest of us could get on with 2013. And with 2013 came a lot of fireworks and the Pet Shop Boys. Slight problem – it took us quite a long time to work out that they were starting off with their popular hit from long ago, their cover version of the Village People’s “Go West” because the pyrotechnics were so incredibly loud. With that PA system they needed to be.
After a couple of songs they were replaced by the presenters ...
... 30 where we plan to have a quick look around before going to the airport to wait for our late night flight to Dubai followed by a roughly 3 hour wait until our connecting flight to Sydney.
All in all I think by the time we land in Sydney at 7am on Sunday all we will want to do is have a shower and go to bed but the plan is to fight the jet lag and stay awake until a reasonable hour to hopefully get back into the swing of normal life ASAP.
I can't see it happening!
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