Bouncing around Berlin


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September 17th 2012
Published: September 17th 2012
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As children growing up in the mid-western part of the U.S. in the 1960s, we heard of the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. There were fallout shelters and we practiced drills at school in case of a nuclear attack. We grew up with spy stories, neighbors and parents considering building shelters, and of course the evil empire of the U.S.S.R. and its puppet states. Fast forward to 2012 and there we wer... Read Full Entry



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17th September 2012

Love Germany!
WOW!! food, beer, Berlin- what could be better! Germany is one of my favorite places. Scott and I went there on our honeymoon- long to go back. thanks for sharing photos! keep them coming!
17th September 2012

We do love Germany
Spent the day on the train from Berlin to Munich. Having a fine time. I didn't realize you came here on the honeymoon. I do remember a few of your European stories....not wanting to pay for the restroom and such. Keep in touch.
17th September 2012

Art, architecture and yummy treats!
I love Berlin, so I'm thrilled that you got to bounce around it with great explorations and gorgeous photos. I love that you arrived there by way of Myanmar (visas). Surprises and unexpected detours--some of the best parts of travel!
17th September 2012

Surprises and unexpected detours
Indeed they are what keeps the travel interesting. Having a great time. The leaves are starting to change....fall is on the way.
17th September 2012

writeing
How to you manage to write all the places and comments When you travel Thought I new computers but this one has me. take care, we enjoy seeing the travelblog. mildred
17th September 2012

Hello Mildred and Hank
We have our laptop with us. In the evening after we have had a full day of exploring we make a few notes. It makes it easy to write the blog. We took the train to Munich today so now we explore the south. Glad you are following along and thanks for keeping in touch.
17th September 2012

Germany
Hi guys, As you may recall MJ, I went to Munich and surrounding countryside along with Vienna in 1974. It was beautiful! Breathtaking even. I have always hoped to go back. Berlin is on my bucket list also. I can't wait to hear of your travels there. Take care and have fun. Love
18th September 2012

Hi Patty,
I don't think I knew you went to Europe in 1974. I'd love to hear the details of the trip when we get back. You would really love Berlin. You and Lois should plan a trip. The metro is amazing and the Germans are always on time.
18th September 2012

Oh Yeah.
Sign me up for that beer and story of your visas. What a great blog this was. I am glad that you have some time to simply wander around as you wish. I have been on the fence about going to Berlin, but after reading your blog, I am stepping off the fence; I want to go. Also, I can tell that you are enjoying your new camera lens. There were some spectacular pictures in this blog. Be well and have fun
18th September 2012

Hello dear friend
Can't tell you how much we miss hanging out with you. Always good to have a note from you. Seriously, Berlin is a fabulous city. We are so happy we went. The beer bike looked like so much fun. Yes, the new lens is doing its job. It was wonderful being in once place for an entire week. Gosh, we needed that. We are now northwest of Munich and have many tales to tell. We had a beer at 4pm relaxing before dinner and a marvelous bottle of Merlot with dinner. I'm feeling no pain and happy to be exploring cute towns in southern Germany. All is well. I'm sure we will chat soon. Be good.
18th September 2012

Berlin - Danke!
Thanks for writing about Berlin. We always wondered if we could afford it on our meager budget... I love the pics of the wall and I hope to get there soon! I noticed you used airbnb for your accommodations. We use that, too; in fact, I'm writing from a place we found on airbnb. Have you ever used vrbo? We seem to like the places a bit better than airbnb. Nanci
18th September 2012

Hi Nancy,
Great hearing from you. No we have not heard of vrbo. We will check it out. We've just used airbnb in Copenhagen and Berlin and the Berlin experience was much better. We found Berlin very affordable but we've just come from Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark and they are sinfully expensive. I think you would enjoy Berlin. We were very happy to spend a week there. love your blogs and can't wait to meet you. Chat soon. Merry Jo and Dave
19th September 2012

so jealous!
I wanna go back! Glad you're enjoying Deutschland :D
19th September 2012

Indeed I can understand wanting to go back.
We are now in Southern Germany and having a good time. Oktoberfest is just around the corner.
20th September 2012

A beer bike! OMG I love it. Trust the Germans to come up with that!
20th September 2012

Absolutely!
The beer bike looked like lots of fun. No telling what kind of chaos we will observe at Oktoberfest. Glad to hear from you.
23rd September 2012

Wonderful Berlin
I too loved Berlin when visiting many years ago - there is such a strong choice of museums, galleries, historical sites and dining options. It is one of my favourite cities in Europe. Glad that you have enjoyed your unexpected visit there so much!
24th September 2012

Hello Shane,
So great hearing from you. As you can see we share your feelings about Berlin. It was a pleasant surprise.
28th September 2012

Potsdamn? Come on, Potsdam isn't that bad. Gotta keep that one in mind, though... ;) Nice to read how much you enjoyed Berlin. To me, it's the centre of the universe, and probably the only city in Germany I'd want to live in. It's also pretty much the cheapest city in Germany, although times are changing and prices are skyrocketing, especially for accomodation. Cheers, Jens
3rd October 2012

Hi Jens,
Thanks for following along and thanks for the message. Actually, we enjoyed Potsdamn and were frustrated we didn't give it the time it required. Maybe in the future. Loved Berlin and can see why people enjoy living there. Great city!
3rd October 2012

Hi Jens,
Thanks for following along and thanks for the message. Actually, we enjoyed Potsdamn and were frustrated we didn't give it the time it required. Maybe in the future. Loved Berlin and can see why people enjoy living there. Great city!
28th October 2012

Berlin I haven't seen
Was browsing and stumbled upon this. I need to get that apartment in Berlin when i do go. Not soon enough. But yes, i need your contacts. (Btw, your apt/studio unit in Makati, Philippines is ready for you. see you next month. --- picking you up) Looks easy enough to fly to Berlin next time i spend time with my niece in Madrid. Yeah. Ought to be good. thanks for all the tips here. Safe travels.
28th October 2012

We loved, loved, loved Berlin!
I'd never had any real interest in going and so glad we did. I can't ever remember being so surprised by as city as I was Berlin. We will give you the info on where we stayed when we see you. Can't wait. The apartment was in a great neighborhood and a reasonable price! See you soon.

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