So we arrived in Berlin yesterday. Immediately the first thing we all noticed was the cool breeze on our skin as we walked off the plane and towards the shuttle. We are not in Texas anymore! The air flight was really nice. Wait! The flight was great but the screaming baby in front of me for 6 hours nonstop and the mom fully reclining her chair on me the whole flight wasn’t. But then I had a few cups of coffee to get me going for a full day after a complete empty night of sleep.
We then made our way to get some winer schintzel and beer while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. After they did we left the airport and boarded a charter bus for a city tour of Berlin. We drove around admiring and sometimes disliking the really modern architecture. We stopped at the Berlin Cathedral which I liked a lot. It was fascinating to me because every European cathedral I have every been in has been catholic but this one was a Protestant cathedral with statues of Luther, Mecatholan, Zwingli and Calvin on the walls and throughout the nave. I ran around and photographed as much as I could and then headed outside for another perspective.
After that we made our way to the Brandenberg Gates. I had been here about ten years ago and all that I remembered was that there were lime green air couches in the middle of the street. Much to my dismay those couches didn’t make it for ten years but the Gates did. We walked throughout the people and through the gates to the other side of it. As we walked pass the gates and onto the street a man pointed out to us a line of bricks that split the street directly down the middle. It was the base of what used to be the Berlin Wall. I was blown away.
After that we made our way to an open field outside of the German Parliament where locals literally sprawled out and enjoyed the weather. We then jumped into the bus and headed to the Berlin’s Square where plenty of shops resided. We skipped some of the shops and went for the first coffee place we could find. It so happened to be a McDonalds and let me tell you – This McDonalds had a café just for its coffee and pastries never having seen something like this before. From there we downed the coffee and walked around for a bit, then made our way to our hotel. We had a wonderful dinner and that leads me to now. I am sitting at the desk upstairs writing away and editing away. Wirless internet in the hotel costs 4 euros/15 mins Ridiculous! That’s like 8 dollars ish. So tomorrow I am waking up early and heading down the coffee house across the block to hopefully post this. Well I am tired and I am starting to make less and less sense. Until next time.
P.s. Thank you to everyone who is following my trip to Germany, I hope you enjoy the photographs and please keep checking back to see more, hopefully tomorrow.