Jun 19, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
We started our day with some coffee and face time with a few familiar faces. Then we headed out to explore the heart of downtown Berlin. We started with the Reichstag building. It was huge! Pat filled me in on some of the history of the building. Then we headed to the Brandenburg Gate. From there we started towards Potsdamer Platz. On our way, we ran into a gay pride parade. It was insane, there were so many people! It was definitely a sight! Next, we went to look at the Berlin wall. We spent some time in the Topography of Terror, which was a museum that detailed the rise and fall of the Nazi regime. It lowered my spirits as I read more and more about that part of history. Afterwards, we headed to look at Checkpoint Charlie. Then on to more exploring. We ate a traditional German meal on Unter den Linden. Then we ended our day with a little more face time and Pat's Cuban cigar! All in all, an excellent day!