Travel Day: Home                     
80 - Sunny with late thunder showers City: Berlin Hotel: Grand Hyatt
Transport: Long Walk - Stern and Kreis Schiffarhrt
- Events of the Day
was a massive hearty set up with weisswurst and champagne included.
Sitting outdoor is a moving target with smokers not allowed for
indoor dining. Off to the Spree River via elite botiques and
Spree River was a simple one hour cruise showing mostly the new
government sites and endless remodeled post East Berlin buildings.
A few highlights included Jason Bourne movie locations.
Museum would be the highlight of the day - which included the restored
temple from Pergammonm Greece, (now Turkey) and the amazing Babylon Ishtar Gate
with glazed blue tiles and golden lion, bull, and serpent creature
reliefs. Other artifacts included the processional walls, clocks,
and the King's black stone with all the laws recorded. (A child
that slaps a parent goes the line for instant death).
back to hotel included Embassy row - with the original Russian
decorative gated building, secured street British, and new United
States sites. After passing the Aldon Hotel and going under the
Brandenburg Gate, the VW dealer was the next stop in a magnificent
restored building. Several of the models will never arrive in the
States (Passat All Track wagon and Amarok pick up). A few of the
original Berlin wall was set up in Potzdammer Platz with a gentleman
that will sell (7) passport stamps for 7 Euros - including GDR,
Checkpoint Charlie, and multi old Berlin zones.
was in Fred Miller's honor: House of 100 Beers. Started
dining outdoors until a hail storm arrived with the scrabble for indoor
eating. Meal consisted of the normal German fare with Koenig
Ludwig Dunkel beer.
hotel amendities included Champagne, chocolate bear with toy Trabant
car (legendary old East Europe 2-stroke engine car constructed with
discarded cotton waste material panels),
and a can of pickles (Not sure on that one). Olympus Club was the
final stop for the late evening.
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