Travel Blogs from Berlin
... here is unbelievable right now, as it has been in almost every place I have been on this trip. I am longing for the cool breezes of home.
Tonight we got tickets to see a massive show at the Fredrichstade Palace called Show Me. I had been wanting to see tis show since I saw a video for it a few months ago but thought I would miss it. But luckily it was playing tonight and I was happy to have Kim join me as well as two of the other Contiki ...
... This is where American and Russian Tanks squared off during the cold war, almost starting WWIII. The checkpoint is still there, with photos of American and Russian soldiers and the signs stating that you are entering or leaving the American sector of Berlin.
We saw the location of the 1933 Nazi Book Burning, buildings that survived, and so many other historic sites that it was hard to keep track. Andre and I are going on another tour tomorrow, in the sun! ...
... to discuss the relative merits of British and German beers. I have to confess that patriotism kicks in here and I will happily proclaim the merits of real ale compared to the homogeneous, predictable and often overly sweet lagers that are produced in much of Europe. To be fair, there are many fine beers produced in Germany and other northern European countries too, although they mainly seem to have the same starting point and for my palate at least, can’t really compete with ...
... go through the usual "catching a plane" rigmarole.
Thanks to having checked in online earlier that morning and the fact the airport was fairly empty given the time of night we actually managed to check our bags in with sufficient time that enabled us to slow the pace a bit before finding the boarding gate where we only had to wait about 20 minutes before boarding started for the first of our flights home, a 6 and a bit hour leg to Dubai.
... city doesn't have. Found a great
Berliner Beerhouse to have a few drinks and a bite to eat. It was a real
Tonight we're meeting Sam and Callan for dinner. It will be good to catch up with them and swap a few tales.
Tomorrow we leave Berlin and head for Prague for a couple of days. The time
spent in Berlin has been great. It's a great place to be in. Lots to see
and do, or do nothing and just be here.