Die Sonne strahlte über dem Brandenburger Tor.
I had a glorious sleep in on my first full day in Berlin, and didn't want to do a walking tour yet because Gyurme would arrive the next day and would also want to go, so I decided to explore the shopping area called Alexanderplatz.
It's a large area with open plazas between shops and food stalls, and a big indoor mall at one end. It also has some interesting fountains and sculptures like this huge clock that shows the time in cities around the world.
It's also the home of the TV Tower, the tallest structure in Germany.
I found amusing confirmation of the German love of simulation games (a whole row dedicated to them in the computer store) and also found a store clearly owned by one of my old lecturers.
After walking around all day, I managed to buy a new pair of shoes, necessary because, at this point my shoes were leaking in water through the soles when it rained.Read more
Today we travelled from Prague to Berlin. I forgot that I got rid of all my Czech korunas so I had to kindly request (a.k.a beg) the train restaurant guy to exchange a euro for a little bit of change so I could keep some of the currency because I'm cheesy like that.
After our train, we made our way to our hostel and met our roommate who is actually really nice and we went to all you can eat sushi together. Angie lives in San Francisco and worked for Google and now Uber so you can imagine that Zoe and I asked her 200 questions.
By the end of the night, I had to find good WiFi as I thought it would be a good idea to start job hunting in Europe, so I had an interview. Thankfully I found good WiFi as the hostel WiFi was really choppy. I had to buy a tea though, which turned out to be pretty good so it was a nice little WiFi chasing night in the middle of Berlin.
I don't have many pictures as it was a travel day, but I did include the 6 pictures that I happened to take for the purpose of making an effort to have some to include.
- Phill's Corner was where we ate a total of four times, but I wish it could have been 100.
- The hostel is that in Berlin which is really nice.
- Took a picture of our table to show how we've become Bag Ladies.Read more
Holidays in Germany
Visit to Hofbrau Muchen beer haus.
Waiter: "What can I get you?"
Chris: "Dark beer please"
Waiter: "Yah, half or litre?"
Chris: Ah, just a half thanks.
Waiter: "And you madam?"
Lisa: "Red wine please."
Waiter: "Yah, glass, half, or litre?"
Lisa: - pauses - "ah... just a glass"
Chris: - sigh of relief -
Despite the photo, Lisa decided it was 'not-right' to drink wine in a German beer hall, so she promptly finished her wine and ordered a beer :) Lisa's is still trying to hunt down the HB dark beer in Australia! ;)Read more
Ég "skrapp" til Berlínar í dag - tók lestina og skildi bílinn eftir. Ég fór þangað bara til að versla, þannig að ég tók ekki eina mynd. Kom til baka með Lowa gönguskó, vatnsþétta, því ég ætla ekki að blotna í fæturnar í gönguferðum haustsins.
Keypti líka bol og hettupeysu (og regnhlíf, því það rigndi í dag og gamla regnhlífin mín gaf upp öndina) í Primark - fór þangað til að kaupa buxur, því að tvennar af þeim fernum buxum sem ég tók með mér hanga ekki lengur upp um mig og ég ákvað að fara með þær í söfnunarkassa Rauða krossins um leið og ég væri búin að finna aðrar í staðinn. Fyrst þær fundust ekki í Primark, þá þarf ég að skoða H&M og C&A í staðinn.
Skrapp síðan í KaDeWe, sem er berlínsk stórverslun svipuð og Harrods í London. Gæti vel hugsað mér að setjast að á sjöttu hæðinni, en þar er matardeildin. Er ennþá með lyktina af öllum ostunum í nösunum.
Stefni á að fara til Meissen á morgun og þaðan til Dresden.
Loks vil ég mæla eindregið með appinu CityMaps2Go, sem bjargaði mér alveg í sambandi við almenningssamgöngurnar í dag.
P.s. Ef þið viljið að ég viti hver kommentar, þá verðið þið að skrifa undir kveðjurnar 😊Read more
Heute morgen ging’s endlich los mit unserem Roadtrip 2018. Dieses Jahr funktioniert sogar unsere Heckklappe. ;)
Geplant ist eine Reise nach Kroatien mit einem Zwischenstopp in Österreich. Geplant ist vielleicht etwas übertrieben. Mehr als das wissen wir nämlich noch nicht.
Alexanderplatz, hier brummt der Bär
You might also know this place by the following names:
Alexanderplatz, ميدان ألكسندر, Aleksandra Placo de Berlino, الکساندر پلاتس, אלכסנדרפלאץ, アレクサンダー広場, ალექსანდერპლაცი, 알렉산더 광장, الیگزنڈرپلاٹز, Александерплац, อเล็กซานเดอร์พลาทซ์, 亚历山大广场