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... funny that because they say
they are open Monday to Saturday. Anyway
we continued on to do the second leg of our tour on the “Hop On Hop Off” bus, we
discovered that the 3rd October was Unification Day and as such was a
Public Holiday in Berlin. Unification
Day is the celebration of East and West Berlin becoming one and the wall
separating them came down. People were
... the question of whether or not it has limited Germany's ability to heal. Well, perhaps not entirly, for as you have seen the healing process is extremely complex and is affected by numerous facets. But it could have certainly had a negative impact. Claiming ignorance defers conversation, and lack of conversation slows recovery and memory. There is no need to read between the lines of our history if it is open for discussion, and not hidden away.
This was the longest day of ever! SO many activities!
We started off the day departing the hotel lobby at 8:30. I got a delicious omelette for breakfast and potatoes, yogurt, croissant, and fruit. I thought I seemed ready.
Our class walked to a train station where we were to meet our new tour guide Tim Kohler, who grew up in East Berlin the time of the wall. When Tim showed up, he had a huge rock on his finger, like I am ...
... and staff and he appreciated my input.
Sandy got back from her museums (she loved both of them!). And we relaxed for a while before heading across the street from the Intercontinental to an Italian restaurant for some awesome mushroom stuffed ravioli! Excellent.
We had reservations for a visit to the Reichstag (the German Parliament) at 5:15 pm. We got there early, but it appears something happened to our reservation and ...
... In 1942 they were losing the war so the people in camps started having hope. Thinking if they could hand on a little longer it was almost over. They started working together to stay alive. Norwegian prisoners are racial equals because they have blonde hair and blue eyes. They could receive packages from home and share with other people. Hitler actually created the Volkswagen beetle. Hugo boss designed the nazis clothing. I am super glad I learned all that I did and i definitely have ...