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Berlin

Day 2 - 25th August

semi-overcast 29 °C

Brekky. We indulged in a tasting plate and some pastries in the atrium of the Sony Centre. It seems the less cooking involved, the better the taste here. Good way to start the day.

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Hop along. The Hop on Hop off buses are great to get a general feel for the city before exploring the parts that interest you the most. Berlin is the area of Munich, Hamburg and Dresden combined so there is a lot of ground to cover. We signed up for a two day tour concentrating on the West on Day 1 and the East on Day 2.

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Checkpoint Charlie. One of the most famous checkpoints along the length of the Berlin Wall. A crossing in and out of the US sector. Also the location where the cold war hit it’s climax and very nearly resulted in WWIII. Again quite confronting.

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Thai Thai. I’ve already complained about the food a few times so thought Thai might be a good option. Two main reasons. Can’t eat anything else fried right now and secondly, a vegetable or two wouldn’t go astray. Vic ordered a Pad Thai noodle. One of the most famous and common Thai dishes. Obviously, easier than we thought to get the flavours all wrong.

How did we end up here again? Somehow we ended up back in the shopping district. Vic ‘accidentally’ left her sunnies at home. Straight out player. I’ve been hustled. Anyone who has shopped for sunnies knows how excruciatingly frustrating it can be when things don’t go your way. Vic wasn’t having any luck but somehow I was to blame. A little bit of a public tiff in the middle of Chanel before we regrouped. Finally success. Painful process but great outcome.

Wind up. It’s becoming routinely enjoyable ending each day with a workout, swim, spa and sauna. I could live like this.

Posted by samandvic 01:35 Archived in Germany

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