We were very impressed with Berlin. There was so much to do and see. It's a very modern city, but is also rich in history. We absolutely loved the efficiency and how they did everything with (as a local put it) "German precision". May I also add that it was the only city (out of the 4 during this trip) where a local approached us to ask if we needed help with directions when we looked lost. Extra points for nice people!
This island is like a heaven to the boyf. It's literally a cluster of museums on a little island! You can imagine it's any history-loving person's dream. I, on the other hand, wasn't too keen. After about the 3rd museum (on same day!), I wasn't even really listening to anything my audio guide was saying haha
I mean, I like certain museums like science museums or quirky ones like torture museums, wax museums etc., but I simply cannot appreciate artefacts that are a zillion years old especially when most times, these artefacts are simply fragments of its original state. If you showed me a vase from the Mesopotamian times, I'd just go, "Brilliant!" and move swiftly on. Also, after about the 10th or so Julius Caesar statue, I feel as if I don't ever want to see him again thankyouverymuch.
I don't mean to sound like I'm having a rant because I did genuinely enjoy some bits of the museums. For example, this freaking huge altar which they moved from Pergamon (an ancient Greek city). Holy smokes now that is impressive! It is amazingly well-preserved, too!
|The Great Altar of Pergamon|
Anywayz, we also checked out the Berlin Zoo, but I'm not going to post pics of the animals because:
a) They all looked really sad and bored :(
b) You can always Google if you'd like to see what a lion looks like :)
Instead, I'll post a couple of pics of me in the zoo. Some of my friends call me Joey the Monkey, you know ;)
Oh, this one's quite random, but we had bubble tea nearly every night. We had to pass by this stall in the metro station in order to get back to our hotel, so we often stopped for a cup of yummy, chewy goodness.
|Sony Center - pretty darn futuristic!|
|Berlin TV Tower|
German food is pretty good, but like most European countries, I noticed they love their meat. I miss having currywurst as a snack. It was available every where. The one below was from a restaurant, but usually we bought those from the food stalls and had them on the go.
|Currywurst - Essentially a sausage with ketchup and curry powder|
|Eisbein (Pork knuckle) - No, it wasn't raw|
|Sauerbraten with dumplings and red cabbage|