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Europe » Germany » Berlin » Lichtenberg August 16th 2016

Day 206 Thursday 11th August 2016 – Berlin Breakfast around the corner again then hitting the road for a day of museums this time some big ticket items on the “museum island”. On the way we gawked at some interesting buildings, passed by the site of the Nazi book burning that occurred on the 10th May 1933. This is where all that black and white documentary footage of intolerance and suppressing free thinking by burning books happened, standing here surrounded by the university buildings and the Prussian National Library I guess this is where you stamp out learning and understanding of different ideas. Anyway moving on it is off to the island and when we arrived the lineup for the Pergamon museum was about 2.5 hours long, it is nice that there is a ... read more
Pergamon Museum - Berlin
Berlin Wall
Reichstag Dome - Berlin

Europe » Germany » Berlin » Lichtenberg June 28th 2014

First let me start by saying, my legs hurt! Today was one of those days where I accidentally left my phone at home, however I think it was for the better. I got to view Germany in an entirely different light and beyond the tourist exterior everyone sees. I went bike riding. It was a gorgeous morning and Dirk has been mumbling for a few days about going bike riding so we seized the opportunity, I haven't been riding since I was 15 and my host family in China went for a ride with me at 9 o'clock at night around the West Lake. I remember coming within inches of cars and other bike riders, the streets were badly lit as well but it was an incredible experience. I also later found out that there have ... read more
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