Isaak Miles Hotel
Travel Blogs from Berlin
... sort of an abstract way) be just as damaging as being a perpetrator. In a way, we now recognize when it is necessary to stand up against a force that may place us in danger, but is essential for a greater good. If we ever find ourselves in a situation like the one that the German population faced between 1933 and 1945, we are better equipped with knowledge of the consequences when we fail to act.
This assertion of ...
Sorry, the last note should have been dated May 13. The TravelPod folks were doing some maintenance so I couldn't blog last night. So I am doing two tonight. Sorry you have to read two missives in one night. Relax, we'll be home Saturday and I'll stop pestering you with Dave says hi from wherever!
Anyway, last time we talked, we had a wonderful room at the Crowne Plaza in Berlin thanks to the great folks at Crowne ...
Back to Brandenburg Gates this morning to I get our transport/ museum entry cards. After a wander we discovered a fabulous food-hall with all the interesting food we'd been looking for (and wine). After a spot of lunch we ventured onto the trains to Spandau. Berlin trains are are revelation of efficiency, comprehensive coverage and calm. At Spandau we wandered through the village, visited St Nikolas's Church and then to the famous ...
... it was superb.
As everywhere there was beer on tap and small bottles of spirit for a couple of dollars.
How's this. Hidden among the long grass were these two Soviet soldiers. I thought it was only the Japanese who thought the war was still on. I presume the long grass wasn't intentional but it suits it.
Back in the tram. Notice the vending machine. It's a full-blown ticket machine. ...
... I headed for the Brandenburg Gate, which is quite impressive! Not too far from there is the Reichstag, home to the German parliament. I spent some more time wandering around, and had lunch at a café near one of the squares (I'm not sure of the name). Part of the square was closed off, near to Stradmitte U-bahn stop, and there were police everywhere. Still not sure what was going on there, but it seemed like quite a big operation. I ended up doing ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking