Wow. Sometimes I find it hard to explain why certain things or places intrigue or fascinate me, but on my last day in Berlin I came across one such place. I visited the Reichstag Building. Parliament buildings are not usually high on my list of must visits when I get to a new city but … More Impressed by smart people
Spending time in Berlin, made me realise that I no longer remember much of the history I learned in school. The Berlin Wall needs no introduction. A barrier constructed in 1961, that completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from … More Learning outside the classroom
One of the more interesting museums I went to in Berlin was the DDR Museum. It’s very interactive and makes it very easy to imagine and appreciate what everyday life might have been like in former East Germany. http://www.dddr.museum.de Something I read there was about the construction of high rise apartment blocks in communist Germany. … More Windows of Berlin
Ryanair. When you mention the airline, it can often be met with rolling eyes and tales of overcharging. However I see cheap flights and I think where can I go? So I had a look at their website and next thing I am on a plane to Berlin. As it happens I studied German in school. … More Sprechen sie deutsch?