Traveling: Walking on History in Berlin

Kurt and Cristina in front of the Berlin Wall

Kurt and Cristina in front of the Berlin Wall

The early morning train from Prague to Berlin was smooth, quiet, and uneventful. Well, it was quiet due to some girls leaving our car once they realized it was a reserved car. I was thankful for this because we were starting to hit the wall, we were on our last week of a month long Europe trip, and frankly we were exhausted.

We splurged when we arrived in Berlin and took a cab to the hotel. We rested a little then looked at some maps. We were very close to Checkpoint Charlie, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the Jewish Museum —  three must see items on our list. We set out on foot and were there in no time. Checkpoint Charlie is strange. Surrounded by the best in capitalism on both sides (McDonalds has a huge store right next to it), the dividing point of two economic systems is now fully capitalist. Men dressed up as Army soldiers will do their best to make sure you take a picture with them for a small fee, of course.

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