Travel : Berlin #1




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Last Sunday, Tom and I packed our bags and headed off to Berlin for a couple of days. Tom and I realy like going on city breaks, Late last year we went to Rome for a few days and then also Dublin (Where Tom popped the question!) and next on our hit list was Berlin. We actually bought our deal through Groupon. This was basically the hotel deal and then we had to sort out our flights seperately, It didnt cost that much for return flights with Easy Jet but obviously prices will vary depending on destination and time of year!

We packed in a lot over the few days we were there. Lots of walking (poor feet) and lots of travelling on their underground trains getting from A-B. We have quite a few photos to go through so this will be an on going post in stages! I didnt want to bombard you all with a massive photo post!
So  above we have a selection of some of the photos...

Firstly I recommend Lonley planet guide books for anywhere you go away and you want to be a complete tourist and see the sights. We found this really handy, and it came with a pull out map which was also very helpful.
 We had a lovely walk through the park in Tiergarten and saw the Bismark Memorial, then saw the Goverment building, we were going to go in because the glass dome at the top was said to provide great views...however you had to book 3 days in advance to do this.. school boy error. Always check if you need to book things up before you go away! We headed over to the Brandenburg Gate (or as I liked to call it while we were there.. The Battenburg Gate ha) Down the road from this was the Holocost memorial, which was a lot bigger than I expected! Unfortunatly the information center was closed when we went and all the UK info leaflets were run out! I wanted to learn stuff!!
Finally two comedic photographs for you. Some of the traffic crossings had these cool little men instead of your standard Green and Red man. They are actually called the Ampelmann, and there is even a dedicated shop for them! I thought they were hillarious and decided to reenact the pose in some photos as I am such a cool kid (they will be shown in some posts in the future). If you are a Dont tell the bride fan then you will recognise this bar/bike/bus thingymajig from one of the stag dos on an episode in the recent series. Tom and I thought it was pretty cool, and Im sure he was gutted I dont drink beer so we didnt go on it... although it was rather amusing as they rode past and an American guy shouted "Look at that for embaressment on wheels!"...er... ok.

This is just a snippet of our trip, theres more to come so stay tuned! :-)

Much Love