Upstalsboom Hotel Friedrichshain
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... d been hoping. Luckily, I had ordered schnitzel, and that turned out to be salty and hot and kind of like the fish sticks of my childhood.
We left the cafe to discover it was raining, so decided to check out the large building across the street with the word "kulture" in its title. It turned out to be a free history museum, so we stayed until it closed at 6pm and learned still more about the Berlin Wall, then continued to wander the streets of East Berlin in ...
... of Berlin. Standing there, I could not help to think about how amazing it is that today we are afforded the ability to freely walk through this building, and see this country reunited again. For so long it was hidden and cut off by oppressive ideologies. Yet even in of the darkest times, humanity is able to rise again, and overcome tragedy. It is a beautiful symbol of German resilience, and a beacon of hope for the future. It was absolutely incredible.
... continued down to where Checkpoint Charlie had been. Lots of sobering photos and facts. And many tourists. I don't think I knew that the wall completely encircled West Berlin. The elegant shops gave way to tacky stalls selling wall remnants and military memorabilia. All fake.
I wandered onto a cycle path by mistake, and the rider barked 'Achtung' at me. Didn't I jump! And I swear I saw Sgt Schultz today on a motorbike, complete with helmet.
We had lunch at a cafe ...
... in Germany. It is a sausage with a curry powder mix and lots of tomato sauce. We have had quite a few now and there is a bit of variety. We like it. Of course we had to visit Checkpoint Charlie. What a circus. So many people there taking photos. We hated it and left. Its significance is not lost to us, but there was no atmosphere. The Jewish museum was nearby. My comments now are not criticising the Jewish faith. Raewyn and I have been ...
We met Jon at the ebaswatstrra and walked around the neiborhood and had brunch. We just walked to the markets where Mia bought a ring. We caught the tram and looked at a memorial of the Berlin Wall on ? Street. Caught the tram home. Jon bought us tram tickets and movie tickets. The family without Jon went and saw a movie called the physician. Good pick by Mia. Ben got to drink a beer at the theater. He thought that was cool. U2 and tram to home and bed. Great first ...