Anyone for Tennis? March 7th 2011 Berlin. It was a different world in 1989 and Berlin was the focal point of the Iron Curtain. The East German border guards watched on nervously as Europe descended on the city and chipped their own piece of concrete history from the Wall. We secured our pieces and moved on through Checkpoint Charlie to try and spend our East German Deutschmarks. Beer was in plentiful supply , but all I can recall ... read more
Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009.... full info