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Part 4: Dining in the Dark and more in Berlin #byExpedia

The journey to Berlin succeeded in meeting my expectations and proved to be a complete eye opener. The final leg of the trip gave me a chance to explore parts of the city such as Checkpoint Charlie, a local street market and the famous Sky Bar, before closing with a final meal at Nocti Vagus – a completely unique dining experience.

On the final day, I headed to Checkpoint Charlie which was close to the Eurostars Hotel on Friedrichstrasse in Mitte. This point marks the checkpoint that was referred to during the Cold War for people passing between East and West Berlin. It is also the point where Soviet and American tanks faced each other during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. The site was designated as the single crossing point for foreigners and members of the Allied forces as they were not allowed to use the other checkpoints issued for foreigners. Today the point stands a reminder of the divide that once existed.
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An ‘alternative’ visit to Berlin #byExpedia

expedia-logoFollowing my entry to the Berlin Bloggers’ competition by Expedia, I was thrilled to have a winning entry that gave my boyfriend and I the chance to take a five-day trip to the capital of Germany. As part of the trip, I was able to choose a hotel stay, opting for the five-star Eurostars Hotel located in the heart of Berlin with flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa.

I had proposed taking an alternative visit to the city, as whilst I love taking in the historical elements of a destination, I was particularly interested to learn about modern Berlin and the lifestyle that exists today. With that objective in mind, I set about choosing the following activities to be arranged by Expedia to contribute to our January visit to Germany’s capital city: Continue reading An ‘alternative’ visit to Berlin #byExpedia