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Day 17 - September 27 - Berlin
Good Morning Berlin. Woke up
early due to ongoing phone calls - seems the hotel digital phone system had
line mixed with the line next door. "No, this is not room 350,
Started with Starbucks coffee and breakfast in the Alsace kiosks - a
flamkruchen (think very thin dry pizza with
real ham bits and favorable cheeses). Seems that Starbucks was
very popular - directions were being asked
since we all had plenty of advertising cups.
The "Man from the Pine Tree" (Alsace marketing person) introduced
himself and provided pine sap and white
wine mixture - quite hearty would be the best description. His
necklace of pine cones was quite unique.
Off to walk the central City - including the outdoor Holocaust memorial, Brandenburg
Gate, and new
Berlin HaupthBahnHof (Train station). In between walks was the inline
skate marathons - roaring by on the
main boulevard under the Lime Trees.
Dinner was a very nice Italian restaurant - time for pasta on the eve of the
Marathon. Very popular spot since
once the bill was presented, the next group was parked standing next to the
table. Nice finishing evening at the
Hyatt rooftop pool complex.
Last Updated: September, 2008