July 2010


Playing Tourist In Berlin

Right now I have a guest and have been busy being the consummate host, all while working.

Fortunately my guest is able to navigate fairly well without me having gone to Potsdam, the Museum for Communication, and the Dali exhibition without me. Together we visited the DDR Museum and the Pergamon Museum. I rested for the German History Museum and we then went to the Story of Berlin together.

Friday we also went through one of the Turkish street markets before meeting the Regensbloggers and going to Perlin, the wine bar, for dinner. Saturday evening was a great evening with not just the Regensbloggers but also Snooker in Berlin and 50% of my DNA, her husband, and the fresh baby.

Needless to say, I’ve seen things and done things that I have ever never done before (DDR Museum) or things that I haven’t done since my first visit to Berlin—like walking around and hitting all the major stopping points that the countless walking tours visit: Checkpoint Charlie, the book burning memorial, the weird clock in Alexanderplatz, Brandenburger Tor, the holocaust memorial, and the rest.

I’m exhausted.

My guest decided to head out of town to visit another European capital this week while I am stuck in the office working. This leaves my evenings free—at least Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday another one of my blogging friends is stopping by Berlin and we have tentative plans to paint the town red—or at least as much as one can with a child in a stroller.

2 comments to Playing Tourist In Berlin

  • J

    ooo, how was the DDR Museum? It’s been on my list for a while and I wanna go when I’m there in Sept.