Hotel Residenz Berlin
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... of the not too distant past. The Wall only came down in 1989. And Checkpoint Charlie, although none of it is authentic, was also a reminder of the tensions of the Cold War. The entire Checkpoint Charlie intersection has been recreated for tourists. Tourv guide Lindsey reminded us that along with the Bay of Pigs crisis in Cuba, the standoff between US and East German tanks in 1961, was the closest our world has ever come to WW111. One of the sites we saw yesterday ...
... buzzing along and standing proud. But now writing at the end of our stay...I can say for sure that we have loved Berlin! There is just something about it.
Evidence of the war and turbulent German past confront you almost at every turn. Buildings with bullet holes and shrapnel damage ever present. And many displays of photos set up around the streets, marking the 2015, 70yr anniversary of the end of the war.
On our first day we spent ...
... bags from the overhead holders, then putting them all back for her, making sure I'm ready to be the first off the bus so she can run to the toilet and empty her "bladder of a pea", sacrificing my sleep so she can lie on my lap and I even give her the luxury of spinning the wheel on Trials Frontier. Times like this I'm not even sure she gives a ****, maybe she doesn't understand how big a deal my ipad game actually is! (it's not)
She was grumpy for a tiny bit, ...
... 1. It turns out that it was not where we thought - soooo...... We had to hoof it to the other end of a pretty long train - certainly longer than I was anticipating.
As we asked for directions we kept being told to keep going until one train official said that ours was a few cars further but that we had better get on and make our way through the cars. By the time we sat down the train was ready to roll.
I'd forgotten about the smooth, almost silent ride ...