04.11.2011 - 04.11.2011
Today I did a second tour out of the hostel. The first one was a tour of the common places, but this one was with a different guide that will go out further and show some of the sites further out.
First we went to the Olympic Stadium, going to the top of the tower.
Learning about the scale and construction of the stadium, and the history of how it was used.
Then we went to a WWII Commonwealth Soldier Cemetary.
Then went down to a suburb called Spandau. This is a picture of the citadel the suburb is built around.
The entire suburb has old, historic buildings. The guide pointed out that if we saw a picture of what we were seeing at several points, you would never guess we were in Berlin. Except for the cars. Otherwise it looks like a rural town. I didn't get a good picture as an example unfortunately, I'd just been taking photos of individual buildings.
After getting a dinner of a souvlaki with sausage as the meat, which I'd been introduced to before by a Berliner when going out with the dorm guys one night, I meetup with a guy I was told to meetup with by Darren T in a pub. Afterwards we went to a club that has outdone any club I've been to in Berlin in strangeness, which is saying something. It was a pretty good night, though I broke my discipline of leaving a night out at a "reasonable" time.