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Berlin

November 7th

This time I got to visit one of my best friends who studies there, so it was my first time going somewhere on my own.

To be honest, I didn't do too much sightseeing here, I was more happy to spend time with my friend. And I know I'll probably visit Berlin again in the future, so I didn't want to be rushing around doing everything she has already done several times before, all of the touristy things..

One thing that struck me about Berlin was how long it took to get everywhere. In Prague you can get from one side of the city to the other so quickly, and 40 minutes would be a long journey. But in Berlin I just felt like the S-Bahn was going so slow, until my friend pointed out how big Berlin is.

I loved the small pieces of the Berlin wall dotted everywhere, a constant reminder of the past.

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We went for a walk around some of the city centre, to see some of the sights.

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When we were walking back past Brandenburg gate, it looked so pretty with the sun setting as the backdrop.

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Being in Berlin, we of course had to go to one of the clubs, and I was excited for something different to Prague, where the Erasmus nights can begin to feel all of the same. After getting refused from About Blank after queuing for an hour, we went to Tresor at 4am.

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Their stamp definitely describes Berlin nightlife.

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The next day we dragged ourselves out of bed at a not so early hour to see more of the city.
We went to the Holocaust memorial, and the museum inside. It was so heartbreaking reading the stories of the families, especially seeing them from so many different countries, including my new country. My friend also showed me where Hitler was killed.
I never found history interesting at school, so I never learned that much about it, but seeing all these stories in front of your eyes brings it to life, and you realise how important it is to remember these people.

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Posted by Ciara-Gissane 04:34 Archived in Germany

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