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  1. Barbara Gabriel
    December 22, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    A full day! Just caught me at a good time because I just finished an article online from the New Yorker archives about the Berlin wall. It was written right after the time the wall had gone up. Fascinating stories of escape. I remember several happening when I was a kid including a balloon escape. Thanks for taking me along on your trip.

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      December 22, 2014 @ 10:44 am

      Thanks for joining me. It’s really incredible the ingenuity these people had in order to escape.

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  2. Frank
    December 22, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    Another nice article, nice pix too, hanks.

    Btw, you might wanna check out an (alternative) indoor market, located in the borough Kreuzberg, “Markthalle Neun” (Market Hall #9). They have great “Street Food Thursdays”, you’d love it, dunno tho how long you’ll be staying, the next one – because of the holidays, I guess – is on Jan 8. But that market hall is always worth a visit – anyday. Check https://www.facebook.com/MarkthalleNeun , I don’t think they have an English version at their proper site at http://www.markthalleneun.de .

    As for additional hints on what to do while in Berlin, off the beaten tourist track I mean, you might wanna take a peek at the site of the English Berlin expat mag “ExBerliner”, check http://www.exberliner.com .

    Tschüss!

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    • Frank
      December 22, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

      Sorry, forgot to mention one thing about those British students at the museum and their obvious (non-)knowledge of capitals: Europe DOES have a de-facto capital – and that is Brussels, where the main institutions of the European Union (the EU Commission, the EU Parliament, the EU Council), who run large parts of the show here in Europe, are located (NATO is also headquartered there, btw).

      Well, I believe the Brits are not that much into the EU (even considering to exit the EU) anyway, so please don’t blame them too much … http://euobserver.com/regions/121455 .

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  3. Dr. Nancy Snow (@drpersuasion)
    December 22, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    Enjoying your posts so much. They always bring a laugh. Berlin is one of my favorite places to visit, especially Checkpoint Charlie.

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    • Drop Me Anywhere
      December 23, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much. I do love Checkpoint Charlie. It’s in incredibly comprehensive museum. The history is so recent and present today. And the ingenuity of the escape attempts was brilliant.

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    December 24, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

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    January 2, 2015 @ 9:14 am

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  6. The Good, the Bad and the Dankeschöns | Drop Me Anywhere
    January 4, 2015 @ 11:04 am

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