On The Road Again, Europe By Car

Jul 26th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Gordon-R,

Yes, I meant E$ ... It's a new currency I discovered in Europe that is kind of like the "Euro"
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Percy,

Went to 37th floor of Park Inn.. E$3 compared to E$11 at the TV Tower and in my opinion probably just as satisfactory a view of the city.

Hope you are not also confused by the "E$"..
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I see someone is "sleep walking", again ... Hope you don't run into any shelves.
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Is it possible to combine the "tipping currency" thread and this one?

Twice the fun in a single thread.
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Jul 26th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Yep Park Inn is just as good and they (TV Tower) are close to each other.

I waited almost an hour to go to the top of the TV Tower.
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Jul 26th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I don't understand what you mean by "hanging near Hitler" and "pointed towards the direction of Hitler".

???
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Jul 26th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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€ € €
Easy peasy. Press Alt and type 0128 on the numeric keyboard.
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Jul 26th, 2013, 07:47 PM
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€€ yep it works
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Phil,

A great idea ..

I just hope you used the right currency symbols in your posting!
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:20 PM
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grr,

Hitler was a town we drove by to get to Bad Laer where we spent the night..

Somehow I saw a funny connection in the names but I guess others missed it or don't have my same weird sense of humor
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Treesa,

Thanks for the tip.. will try it in my next posting
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Treesa,

Sorry does not work in "Open Office" on my Toshiba Notebook, so its "E$" for me!
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Jul 26th, 2013, 11:26 PM
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A Night Time Peak Of Berlin

We arrive in “The Capital City” of Germany with maybe just enough time to take an evening tour of Reichstag which tonight is open until 12am.

A few minutes walk from our hotel we go underground and board the U-Bahn, E$2.40 fare for a 2 hour one way ticket. One exchange and about twenty minutes later we surface at Potsdamer Paltz.

It is a beautiful evening as we stroll towards Reichstag. The streets are busy with others also out enjoying this amazing city that was once a focal point of conflict during the Cold War.

Not surprising since the last time I visited Berlin some things have changed. I do not recall having to make a reservation to visit Reichstag. This disappointment turns out to be fine as the dome is closed for cleaning until July 26th.

It is still nice to just stroll the grounds of the German parliament. In our walking around we get to learn about the history of the building and see German democracy in action as we watch a nice multimedia presentation along the riverfront.

As we approach the popular Brandenburg Gate, I am reminded of two of my favorite US Presidents that have visited Berlin during its post war history. Both men in my opinion played a vital role in shaping what this city and country has become today.

“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, 'Ich bin ein Berliner!”

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

From Brandenburg Gate, we make what is a reflective stop for me at the Holocaust Memorial. Besides being an awesome architectural structure, this memorial is a great reminder of Berlins past and more importantly its progress.

It may seem odd to some that in Germany we end our evening with pizza and spaghetti. However, we are sure to savor the taste of Italy with “Ein grobes bier, bitte”.


Video:http://youtu.be/cm1ePPsVSME
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Jul 27th, 2013, 01:03 AM
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There is no town in Germany called Hitler.

Next to Bad Laer, there is a town called Hilter.

I don't see what is funny about it.
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Jul 27th, 2013, 01:04 AM
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“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Yes, and it was at that moment, Gorbachev slapped his forehead and thought, why didn't I think of that.
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Jul 27th, 2013, 02:11 AM
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$£€¥

I always can and do.

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Jul 28th, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Phil,

Showoff..
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Jul 28th, 2013, 12:38 AM
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Alexanderplatz

After picking up a few bargains at the Euroshop on Potsdamer, we arrive at Alexanderplatz to get a close up look at what was and maybe still is the tallest structure in Germany.

Located in what was formerly East Germany, Fresehturm stands at 1207 feet and you can visit it for a birds eye view of Berlin. However, seeing Berlin from this TV Tower point of view will cost you E$11.

Our destination in Alexanderplatz will give us about the same view for about E$3. Strolling towards the Park Inn, we enjoy all the activities and scenery in this very cool area of Berlin.


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