Golden Tulip Berlin - Hotel Hamburg
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We arrived in Berlin late after a long train ride that was delayed.
Berlin copped a significant dump of snow in 'the freeze' and was still recovering. In most areas where snow lay undisturbed, it was 12-15cm (120-150mm) deep. The pristine, rather postcard Christmas scene- like snow we have seen everywhere else was different in Berlin …
We are staying in an inner part of the old East Berllin area - along with all the other funky young things - Prenzlaurberg. We've worked out that if we walk home - or at least the last couple of stops on the train ride - we can track past a lot of the cool little cafés and bars of the area. This makes the selection of our evening eating and drinking haunts, easy, and a lot of fun.
We travelled down to Potsdam ...
... and become inseparable, I felt honoured to get to know them and be let in as a side liner. Another guy we bonded with was Gavin, he will be travelling with us for 7 more weeks on a later tour, so very lucky we liked him. No really, he is just a decent person and someone I am glad to have in my life. We really met some amazing people along the way and it has been fun watching some of their travels continue on Facebook. We have even caught up with a great couple ...
... only flirted with for lunch at Hackescher - indische food (though I was convinced it was pakistanische people running the restaurant)! What an incredibly cheap meal it was including two happy hour cocktails. Oh the pains of living in New York... The local supermarket exacerbated these pains when they sold us 0.5 L beers for €0.70.
The economist in me told me I had to stock up, so we bought four and headed down to the riverside to drink and eventually head to ...
... 5) walking around with our audio guides. We saw lots of armour, old weapons, furniture, paintings, clothing, a tent stolen from the Turks in the Battle of Vienna (well, they left it behind when they fled), silver ware, tapestry, chests, books and so much more, I think you need to go a couple of times, for me it was information overload, there is only so much I can retain in one day. We decide to rest our brains & stroll around. We walk through some parks and look at the old buildings, ...
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