Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Reunited in Berlin
Having spent a few of my younger years in Germany, I was completely blown away by the idea that we were walking around in East Berlin. Now, years after the reunification, you can still see the sharp contrasts in architecture. For the history buffs in our group, Berlin was the epicenter of World War II lessons.
The kids all seemed to love the city. They talk about the easy to use subway system, the countless cafes, and great shopping. Many of the kids rented bicycles, visited the zoo, walked along the artwork painted on still standing sections of The Wall, and shopped in the historic KaDeWe. A few of us even visited a relic of the Cold War - an underground fallout shelter.
With the night train on Saturday night, we were given almost another day to relax. We would need it.