When In Berlin: DDR Museum

If you remember your history lessons, when Germany lost at the end of World War II, Berlin was divided amongst the Allied Forces. The East went to the Soviet Union, while the West consisted of the American, British, and French occupation sectors. East Berlin then became the GDR or German Democratic Republic (a socialist government which was essentially … Continue reading When In Berlin: DDR Museum

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How To Get a Schengen Visa via the German Embassy

One downside to being a citizen of our beloved country is having to apply for visa when travelling to non-Southeast Asian countries. I was able to apply for a US visa last 2007 and a Schengen visa just this March. Fortunately, I got approved for both. So now I am hoping to give you some … Continue reading How To Get a Schengen Visa via the German Embassy

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Our visit to Germany wouldn't have been complete without a visit to a concentration camp.My friend and I booked a guided tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Oranienburg, which was about an hour's train ride from Berlin. Although I usually like going off on my own and DIY-ing it, I think it was a good … Continue reading Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Public Commute: Going Around Berlin

Among all the cities I've been in, I must say that Berlin has the best transportation system. I was able to ride in their S-Bahn, U-Bahn (subway), tram, bus, train and taxi, and they were all commuter friendly: being very clean, orderly and convenient. Of course clean and orderly is expected, we're in Germany after … Continue reading Public Commute: Going Around Berlin

East Side Gallery, Berlin

When you hear Berlin, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Yep, the Berlin Wall. The East Side Gallery is a long section of  the Berlin Wall, which closed the border to East Berlin, and is right along the River Spree. It's said to be possibly the largest open air gallery in the world. … Continue reading East Side Gallery, Berlin

Sunday in Berlin

It's a lazy Sunday afternoon so we decided that the best way to enjoy it is to eat, do a bit of shopping and hang out in Mauerpark, one of the most popular parks in Berlin. Every Sunday in summer, lots of people (locals and tourists alike) head out to Mauerpark. There's the flea market … Continue reading Sunday in Berlin