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Livingstone in Germany
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Click to enlarge the pic Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Country Germany
City or Region Berlin
Travelling with Carsten
Travel date 23 Apr 2002
What you've been doing

Hi, my name is Livingstone. I'm new to this travelpig biz. First thing I've seen after my birth was the incredibly uncomfortable interior of an envelope. Those postal people stamped the letter right on my butt. Eeeeyk, that hurt.

I saw daylight again in Berlin, Germany when my new companion Carsten opened the envelope. Unfortunately he was ill and had to postpone his travels. So I ended up with a complimentary train ticket to discover the German capital on my own.

But hey, that town is porcalicious. I recommend taking public transport Bus 100. It costs only 2.10 Euro (hop on and of any time for 2 hours) and goes along a scenic route from Zoo station in the former West to Alexanderplatz in the former East. En route it passes the Reichstag where the federal government is (take the free ride to the top and look on the politicians' heads!). Then it drives through Brandenburg Gate, along famous Unter den Linden street down to Alexanderplatz with its tv tower (behind me on the photo).

Other must sees:

Checkpoint Charlie

Museum isle with Pergamon museum

Potsdamer Platz

Berlin Zoo (too few pigs!)

Added : 23 Apr 2002, 16:44:15 (UK time)