Place 13 – Day 4: Berlin – Currywurst, Spy Museum & Travel

We walked this morning down to town and then back to the apartment again, just to kill some time. 

We got back to the apartment and finished packing, and grabbed our bags! 

Then, we’re off to the spy museum and to eat a currywurst! 

We’ll then be making our way to the bus station to jump on our 8 hour bus to our next location, which leaves at 23:20!

Auf wiedersehen! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 13 – Day 3: Berlin – Brandenburg Tor, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie & Nosebleed

We visited Checkpoint Charlie today and read all of the information surrounding it, which also included information about the division of West Germany (UK, US & French sectors). 

Before we arrived at Checkpoint Charlie, we popped to look at the Brandenburg tor and then the Reichstag building, which we could have gone in but had to go to another building and register with ID, but Kim had none. There wasn’t really anything to see inside anyway! 

Then, we walked towards Checkpoint Charlie, but stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts first for a light snack. The owner there was very rude to customers and staff and it took ages to get our drinks. It was an interesting experience for sure! 

We popped to the Berlin Mall and Kim went down a slide that was in there. Curtis then decided to get a nosebleed and had to go into a paid WC without paying to get tissue… The attendants didn’t like that, but it was an emergency!!! 

We arrived at Checkpoint Charlie and were going to meet Josh to say goodbye as we won’t see him until we’re in the US, but he got lost so didn’t come and see us. 

We walked around Checkpoint Charlie and read all of the information surrounding it as described in the first paragraph. This was very interesting and informative! 

We then made are way home and purchased a frozen pizza for dinner as it is very healthy…

We had a nice long conversation with our host about Germany, politics, German pasts and his family as well as house prices and wages… All kinds of topics! 

We finished the night with a vodka and orange each and then we sat and watched some TV before heading to bed! 

We leave Berlin tomorrow night, but still have some things to see during the day! 

Auf Wiedersehen! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 13 – Day 2: Berlin – Berlin Wall

Today, we woke up and had breakfast with our host and Josh, which was lovely! We had toasted buns with spreads etc as well as cereal, coffee and juices! 

Then, we headed to the Berlin Wall, which was about a 1 hour 30 minute walk away. 

We got there and then we walked the whole length of the memorial there and read all of the plaques. 

We walked to Checkpoint Charlie but got hungry so turned back and took the 2 hour walk back so we could make food and we’ll go to Checkpoint Charlie tomorrow as well as the Brandenburg Gate and other things! 

We’re having ground meat with pasta for dinner and then some chocolate yogurt!

Auf Wiedersehen! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale 

Place 13 – Day 1: Berlin 🇩🇪 – Travel Day

Hallo! 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪

Today, we traveled from Prague via bus at 12:00 to arrive at 17:15 in Berlin! 

We stopped at McDonald’s for some breakfast, followed by a stroll to the bus station and a 2 hour sitdown. 

We got in our bus and were pleasantly surprised! We had leather seats, lots of leg room and entertainment systems including music, films and TV shows! Just like a plane! We also got free hot drinks. It was by far the most comfortable bus we’ve been on.

We took the train (S-Bahn) from the bus station to the apartment which took about 20 minutes. We then walked and bumped into Josh, which was fortunate! We then made our way to the apartment. 

Our host is lovely and we’ve had some conversations! We got everything sorted and then popped to the supermarket for our food for the next few days. Nothing interesting! 

We came back and had some soup with bread and grilled cheeses and some fizzy drink that tasted like washing up liquid! 

When we finished eating, we had some more conversations with our host about his work as a teacher as well as what to do around the area. 

Tonight, we plan to just relax and not do much as we’re pretty tired! Doing things commences tomorrow morning! 

Auf Weidersehen! 

– Mr and Mrs Hale