Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lee & Sara's European Adventure Part 4: Berlin, Germany

We woke up early on our last day in Munich, & flew to Berlin. Our first day in Berlin we were exhausted due to our 6:30am flight departure from Munich. We spent our first couple of hours doing laundry, had some "Mexican food". It was good, but no comparison to Mexican food we eat here in the states: think your fav local Meixan joint minus the queso. 
Me with my Mexican food in Germany... too funny! 

That night we got on the bus planning to do a little sight seeing, but the next place the bus stopped at looked really fun so we got off the bus to check it out! It was a Christmas festival! They called it the Wintergarten. It had all kinds of booths set up w food, drinks, crafts, etc. Berlin is known for its Currywurst, which is like a sausage cut up & covered in tomatoey-curry sauce. Lee tried that & I had this bread pocket filled w chicken & garlic sauce. My favorite thing we ate there was this chocolate covered strawberry kabob. The milk chocolate here is the best I've ever had! It's so milky & smooth & amazing. We spent the whole night walking around & looking at all of the Christmas lights & booths. It was probably my favorite thing in Berlin
Chocolate desserts at the Wintergarden

Lee's currywurst
Booths at the Wintergarden

Beautiful tree in Berlin

The next two days we spent sightseeing both by walking & from our Hop on-Hop off bus. We didn't get to see as much as we would've liked because many things were closed for New Years, but we did get to see a part that is left of the BerlinWall, the Jewish Museum, the German History Museum, & the German president's house! 
A little chunk of what's left of the Berlin wall

On New Year's Eve, we went to the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate. For the Germans, this is similar to going to Times Square in New York City. There were TONS of people there. They had djs, food and drink booths, bands, etc. Thy had a huge section if the street closed off & it was just a huge party. At midnight they had a fireworks show. This was a great time, & our sight seeing yesterday definitely suffered because of it! Haha. We made friends with two girls from the UK & spent most of the night hanging w them! It was such a memorable time for us
Look at all of those people celebrating at the Brandenburg Gate for NYE! The light in the very back is the main stage. 

Our last night in Germany, we had one last German meal, & the next day we headed to Paris. My poor Leeroy started coming down w a cold at this point in our trip. We brought some medicine w us, but it was one of those colds where you need a few days in bed to sleep it off & he didn't want to sleep off our last 2 days of vacation, so he took medicine and pushed through. To end our time in Berlin we got up at 3:30am to get ready & get to the airport, and arrived in Paris around 9:00 a.m. 
Lee was excited for one last German meal! This statue was outside our restaurant. 

Berlin was the city we did the least amount of planning for, but we enjoyed it none-the-less. It was so fun to experience New Years Eve in another country! 

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