Bye bye Berlin!
05.08.2012 - 08.08.2012
Well today was a busy day. It started by grabbing coffees and an apple strudel (it was soooo good!). We ate as we walked on a mission to find the post office. It's funny when your traveling in a country and you don't speak the language. You can ask someone for directions, then you get to the stop they sent you to, and then you have to ask someone else where it is and then the same thing happens again. This seems to occur numerous times, making a simple task like finding the post office to buy stamps take up half our morning. So after asking 4 people, we found the post office and I was able to buy stamps! Mission accomplished!
Then we grabbed the sight seeing bus. We took it until the Brandenberg Gate, got off and walked down a long long street through the big garden to the end. It looked fairly short on the map, but in reality it wasn't. We got back on the bus and took it to the Berlin wall. We took pictures at the wall and also walked through the Topograph Museum of Terror exhibit. It goes through details of the Nazi regime in Berlin. We also stopped off at Checkpoint Charlie again, since I lost all of my pictures from the day before.
So we are pretty much done with Berlin now. It's a big city, with lots of history and things to do and see. The things I will miss: good beer, the Berlin bear, Brandenberg Gate, random people trying to sell me something in German on the street and when I say I only speak English they respond with ok sorry and walk away!, amazing food everywhere and of course BIKENSTOCKS!!!
Last stop tomorrow....we are flying to Amsterdam!! Only 3 days left in Europe before we leave for home. Time sure flies when your having fun!!