Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Monday, 9 January 2017
As the tour bus pulled closer , I had to rub my eyes . Blinked one time and this was still there .
Looks like the Coliseum eh ?
Nope , we're in Nuremberg , and this is the Kongresshalle
And then we got off the bus and started walking towards this structure . The entire area is known as the Zeppelinfeld because the field was the first site where a Zeppelin landed .
Saturday, 7 January 2017
So secret and vast were these underground bombproof , anti air raid bunkers that no matter how the Soviets and Germans thought they'd finally managed to destroy it , construction projects as well as ground excavations always proved them wrong .
Considerably well preserved with a good number of tunnels and rooms still intact , the subterranean bunker is a sprawling underground complex where Hitler spent his final months directing Nazi Germany .
Friday, 6 January 2017
Currywurst is a dish that you will either love or hate . Since it has its roots in Berlin , of course I had to give it a go .
Finding myself at the traffic light stop towards the end of the Ka De We luxury department store , I don't know if I should try the stall right in front of me or the one opposite .
Seems rather touristy ...that's it then let's head towards Ka-We Imbiss .
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Surely you've seen those makeshift Berlin memorial pictures on some media channel or other.
Someone took them so you could see them and keep up to date on the situation .
I also took some but I haven't posted them up yet as I got pretty excited seeing those very busy people , the reporters , journalists , camera men and crew work behind the scenes . Those very people who brought you the updates , pictures , reports and news , come what may .
First night , we spotted a LiveLeak van from the bus but there was a dinner to attend to and by the time we got back , it was straight to bed .
Next night however , I'll let the pictures do the talking .
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Never saw a stray dog ( not even a single cat !) the whole time I was there as there is a law requiring all pets to be either on a leash or caged and not allowed to roam freely on their own .
Anyway , I think this mixed breed doggie , I spotted in Berlin is one of the cutest and most adorable I have ever seen . When he places his tail down , the fur falls in such a symmetrical fashion , that you will just gasp in amazement.
Friday, 30 December 2016
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
There were two more cities ( including Dresden ) left for us to cover on the tour and while each city turned out to be even better than the next , I really couldn't say the same about the hotel rooms assigned to us .
Some had grand lobbies , impressive dining services , others resembled motels most times . With
nothing exciting to look forward to , thus oldish , functional , working , with a good heater as well as hot water , was most important , what we had to make do with .
And then we came to Dresden . Several of us were assigned a special Christmas project so I thought that when I went up , I wouldn't be involved . Awww too bad eh ?
However , as I was oohing and aahing in delight at the room , I got a call from the reception requesting that I draw the shades for the Christmas light up project .
Before I loose track of the main objective of my winter sojourn into Germany , it was specifically to go visit the famous Christmas markets .
I can now proudly claim that " I've done it " and knock the following off my bucket list .
This is a " me " post . So don't say I didn't warn you . Will cover each in depth later ( when I feel like it , if ever hah )
1. Frankfurt - first night I fell in love with schwenk steak . Can't believe I said that .
Had a go on the 2 tier merry go round and slowly meandered through 4 connecting markets .
Try to spot spooky ole me .
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
I like Weimar because there were a lot of people whom I met on the streets that were pretty curious about me ( I guess they'd never seen anything like me before lolz some kept glancing , others smiled back , some tried to get me to dance at the open bar ) and thus if I were to stay longer , I would surely get to know some locals .
So anyway , this is where we stayed , at the Leonardo Hotel whereupon entering , you will find that the focal point of the lobby area will be the beautiful sweeping staircase .
Novo2 also doubles up as the breakfast room .
On first impression it is quite difficult to get the staff's attention , especially when you need a jug of coffee on the table .
Later on I understood why .
Underneath that cool demeanour and upon finishing their task here , they were all required to go lug all our bags down stairs for us !
I've never gone into Germany on my own . There was always a guide on hand to take us in and out .
However , because I wanted enough rest plus wanted more time to slowly explore the Frankfurt Christmas market at our own pace , we would have to arrive a day earlier before the tour proper began .
That would mean that I would have to arrange my own transfer .
DIY so to speak which made me nervous since I don't speak German .