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It has been fantastic to be in Berlin for a few days. There is a plethora of top museums - largely centered around Museuminsel (Museum Island), adjacent to Mitte, which is where I stayed.
Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) - built by King Frederick William II of Prussia, finished in 1791. On top is a chariot with 4 horses, being driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory. It's probably the best known Berlin landmark, and its amazing that it was still ...
... arriving near where I am staying.
I'm staying in one of those concrete blocks but cannot complain about the interior of the place (see photos attached). It is very clean and modern one bedroom apartment inside. They have made some great choices with the decor and have made the best use of space by utilising a internal cupboard system that allows the bed to fold up into it leaving you with an oversized walk-in wardrobe. It comes with internet and ...
... and so on. And with this really nice message was 60 euros to buy school text books with. Ohhhhh it was so lovely of them! I really have nice friends! I kissed both of them on the cheek and gave them a big hug, telling them how lucky I am to have them as friends! During this time, Paul was waiting patiently, eager to also give me a present. He hadn't wrapped it, so when I was unwrapping my presents, he took the left over wrapping paper and put it over his box without any of us ...
... really slimey and fell apart on the floor. Another proven point that Berit makes me drop stuff.
Then we put in a Haribo gummy bear. The leaders of gummy bears! And we just left it while we went out.
We went to a park, where I read about the Berlin wall.
I thought it was ages ago that the wall saga happened.
'89....ages ago. But when Berit told me it came down the year she was born, it brought it so so much closer ...
... all the top sites including checkpoint Charlie, the reichstag, Brandenburg bridge, the spot where they burned books, where hitters bunker was, museum island and a beer garden of course. It was a great way to see the city in a day, I got more of an understanding of the town than I have done anywhere else on this trip, maybe that's because so much has happened to Berlin so recently that its more alive because of it. We saw a section of the wall near to ...
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