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... it to be. The woman who owns the flat was kind enough to leave us some candy and pretzels (both of which are long gone now) and many helpful hints about local favourites. We settled in and napped a little before heading out for dinner. The plan in Berlin is to of course, see the sites, but also to "live local". We find that we're not taking our camera out with us as much as we feel like we're "living" more than touring. I'm sure we won't ...
... something so tragic, but it was such a learning experience.
The following day I did the actual free tour and I also wandered around. I saw the East Berlin Museum. Its the largest section of the wall that is still standing and the government has turned it an art museum. A pretty beautiful thing to do with such a disgusting item. I made sure to get some typical German food, too. I had schnitzel with pork and some beer!
... outside painted a rosy picture of what communism promised the people.
The 17. June Memorial
The Berlin Wall
So anyway the wall was built over 52 hours without warning when east Berlin realized the brain drain across to West Berlin that was so easily accessible. The wall had a death strip in between where soldiers were ordered to shoot on sight. Think 150 were killed attempting it over the 28 years that the wall existed. It divided families and friends. ...
... br> were going to cities that I hadn't already been to I'd be a bit more
excited. Or maybe it's just the effect of having travelled for so
long that I'm becoming desensitised to the sites and attractions. I
feel like I'm getting sick and everyday I feel tired. If I could go
home for two weeks and then come back, I definitely would. But
there's not that much drawing me back home. Only my parents, my
friends (mainly Tristan to be honest) ...
... I arrived at Landhaus Gottsdorf Am Sprint, outside Berlin, Germany. This was to be the venue for a four day meditation seminar I was attending. The event was set to take place in a cozy Yoga studio attached to the small hotel.
The moment I entered this room, I noticed a small altar the seminar organizer had set up for the time we would be working in this space. The display was charming and colorful, but that was not what drew ...