Day 27 - Berlin Wall
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July 1st, 2006 – by: tommylennie
After a quick lunch, we took the metro across Berlin to the wall and museum. The remains of the wall were nothing more than a short concrete block, scrawled with graffiti. However, the museum was excellent and unravelled the fascinating story of West and East Germany, and the wall that divided a nation.
With our culture fix sorted, we made our way to the Tiergarten once again. The atmosphere wasn't as electric as yesterday, but was still buzzing and we eased ourselves into the proceedings with a beer. There seemed to be a good mix of England and Portugal fans, as well as plenty of locals. The game finished with a nerve racking penalty shoot-out, which England ended up losing. The dreaded curse. Dave was fairly disappointed but new better than to expect England to follow through on their potential, and so soon got over the outcome with a couple of post match beers. The same couldn't be said of one England fan we spotted rolling about the ground in tears!
The exertions of yesterday had caught up with us by now so we grabbed a quick dinner and headed back to the hostel. Once there, we decided to leave Berlin a day early and head to Amsterdam. We weren't best pleased with our hostel and we couldn't contend with the mass groups of tourists at the popular sites.
Our time in Berlin was great, as the night before I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. At times I couldn't breathe. And although the Germans that ran our hostel couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery, the Germans sure can organize a World Cup!
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