Contiki: Days 4 & 5. Berlin -> Prague

Most of today was spent on the bus from Berlin to Prague, via Dresden. I was worried that so much time on a bus would become tedious but as it's around 0-2° in most places, the warmth of the bus is a welcome relief. The stop in Dresden was odd as it appeared the only [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|Czech Republic, Germany, Travel Blog|0 Comments

Contiki: Day 3 Berlin

The tour so far has been very sobering as we've been learning about the suffering many people experienced in Berlin during the World Wars and particularly during the National Socialist period. Today Contiki had arranged a morning walking tour with an English speaking guide. He took us past several sites we'd already seen but then [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|Germany, Travel Blog|0 Comments

Contiki: Day 2 Berlin

Today we visited the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum. Its taken me a little while to write this blog post as it's just so difficult to decide what to say about such a horrible place. I've heard stories about what went on in concentration camps but being there and seeing the grounds for myself just made [...]

By | November 13th, 2011|Germany, Travel Blog|0 Comments

Contiki: Day 1 Berlin

After an early start on Saturday, we said our goodbyes to London and departed Heathrow for Berlin. We checked into The Grand Hotel and after settling in, went down to the function room to meet up with our tour group. Our guide, JB, gave us the low down on how the tour would work and [...]

By | November 12th, 2011|Germany, Travel Blog|0 Comments

Berlin to Budapest with Contiki

We've left London and are now on-route to New Zealand. It's going to be a long journey with a "Berlin to Budapest" Contiki as well as a stint in Melbourne before we touch down in Auckland around the start of December. We're hoping to blog each day of the trip - so watch this space [...]

By | November 12th, 2011|Germany, Travel Blog|0 Comments