Trip Start Oct 15, 2007
31Trip End Jan 12, 2008
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Firstly i apologise for errors, its weird using a keyboard here, the letters arent in the same place as back home! Mare is feeling a little run down, got a bit of a cold, so she is in our room stocking up on vitamin C and rest (so apologies in advance for this update as there will be no photos for now, and i have a habbit of forgeting the places we visited lol)
Berlin was great, full of so much history! (Michael you should really come here, youd love it, and so far the language barrier hasnt been too bad). We spent most our time in Eastern Berlin, on every corner there is a museum or historical attraction of some sorts. In a way it was kind of depressing on our first day of exploring, we visited the Berlin Wall (well what remains of it) which had a ´topography of terror´, a photo gallery on the grounds of the old gestapo head office (outside, under the berlin wall)
Endulged in a German meal (and to mares delight my meal included a dumpling, lucky im the sharing type!) before calling it a day (it doesnt help that its dark by 5 at the latest!)
Our second day was a little more lighthearted, we basically left the map at home and self navigated our way around the city. Went to Alexanderplatz, a former market centre, now a bustling intersection of transport/pedestrians/shops/restaurants, and the television tower (kind of like centrepoint tower). Visited the Reichstag building (house of parliament and viewing platform) which had tighter security checks then any airport!
In general we both enjoyed Berlin (and were happy to have overcome the first leg of our eurail pass without complication). Have plenty of photos and video updates to add later x