Flair Hotel Riehmers Hofgarten
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... Gabriel got it in his mind that he next wanted to do the Communist Satellite countries. In Churchill’s definition these East European countries were known as the Iron Curtain countries, those countries coopted into the Soviet Russian sphere by Stalin around which an "iron curtain," snuffing out individual freedom, had been drawn. (See the Potsdam tavelogue for the particulars on that event.)
I said, we can’t go there; nobody goes there. Sure we ...
... in eastern Germany and it is only about an hour or so car ride to Poland, it is quite common for people to go there to shop, get gas, get their hair cut (why not?) They do it because it is so cheap there (they dont use the euro). The experience was indescribable really, it reminded me a lot of the markets in Mozambique. Its all along the street (outdoor) and they speak german there because its so close to the border. So theyre all yelling at me in german, look at this look at ...
... the DDR Museum. This is an interactive hands on museum giving you an insight as to what it was like living the GDR way of life. There are photos of different professions and what people earned (showing how little they earned compared to the cost of goods), written extracts from people who lived there and the supply shortage of food (bread rolls sold out by 10am!), cars, school life for children, "problem" children being put in pretty much prison conditions, ...
... commemorating the first person killed trying to flee to the west following the erection of the wall. Well, before they built the wall they just withdrew permission for people to travel to the west. One day they could, the next they couldn't. These were Germans shooting fellow Germans.
This bloke nearly made it across the canal but a guard took a pot-shot at him and hit him in the head.
Now there's a street in the east named after ...
... trying to hide from them and find the Eagle in the myriad of building so I buggered off.
Had another drive round taking in Gleinicke Bridge (Think Gary Powers) then headed of to an old RAF camp at Gatow, Berlin now home to the Luftwaffe Museum. Wandered round that for a while then headed home.
During last night I appear to have been bitten by some kind of insect ...