Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
The first time I visited Berlin was October 2010 with my school for a few days. At first I thought ‘oh I have been there already what’s the point?’ But the tour guide we had was fantastic and I learnt new things about the city – e.g. bombs from World War II keep cropping up but are situated in the backs of newspapers, within the more menial articles? – and saw places I didn’t get to see last time. Plus, it was gorgeous weather and it’s interesting to visit a city during a different season.
Our tour package was a good deal – 4 cities for the price of 2.
Also, just warning you for typical touristy photos that I took in every city! You can’t prevent it from happening…
You may have already noticed the ‘fatal’ wound on my leg. That was one of the 2 mosquito bites. When I showed them to my Mum, she made a huge fuss and even suggested we go to the hospital. I told her they’d just send me away because they’d probably have a leg to chop off someone else. Luckily the bruising is fading now.
Chan and I on the bus.
The Reichstag Parliament building. Now you can only go up if you book days in advance. They started doing this after bomb scares last Autumn. Lucky I got to go last time? So lucky.
Our tour guide was actually from the USA. He was doing a PhD here. He spoke very fast but he was so good to listen to. He obviously loves it here. This photo is to emphasize his height. He was easy to spot if we ever got lost.
I love Berlin. Plenty to see everywhere. Last time I went we stayed for 4 days and saw a lot more – including the Berlin Philarmonic!!
It’s a bit odd that we went to Berlin when it isn’t beside the Baltic Sea. Unlike all the other capitals it’s situated 3 hours away from where we actually docked.
I am meant to be packing for school but my Mum fell asleep so I’m doing this instead. I have to type in a special way in order not to wake her up…
Next city – Tallinn, capital of Estonia!