Last day in Berlin
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This morning I woke up feeling like absolute dog poop. There was only one sight I really wanted to see that I hadn't seen in the last two days, which is the East Side Gallery, a stretch of the wall still standing. I convinced Craig to go with me, even though he's feeling as shitty as I am.
From what I've seen in pictures, the wall is supposed to be covered in murals, which it is, but with graffiti overtop of it as well. It was interesting to see and to have a look at how incredibly difficult it would be to climb it. From my tour the other day, I learned that it originally had barbed wire on top, but that people would use it to pull themselves over. To make it pretty much impossible, they removed the wire and made the top rounded, just large enough that a person couldn't get their arms around it to pull themselves overtop.
Afterwards, we were both feeling crappy, so we went back to the hostel to sleep. Once I woke up, I went to the grocery store for some food for tonight and for the long day of training I have tomorrow. For those of you that don't know, I love grocery stores and I really love foreign grocery stores. I was bored so as you will see in the pictures below, I was taking pictures of funny / strange food boxes.
I went back to the hostel to make supper and met a guy that was going to the Parliment building tonight, which I had forgotten that I wanted to see. So off I went to first get my train ticket and then to the Parliment building. Adjacent to the building is a huge globe with a spiral staircase. It was free and pretty neat to see. I met a couple Canadians, one from Ottawa that wanted his picture taken with me (I found that weird, but whatever) and a girl from Vancouver. We ended up leaving the globe thingy together and travelled the rest of the way home.
I finally found a souvenir t-shirt. It has the walk and don't walk symbols of them from East Berlin. I love it! :)