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Friday, 10 December 2010

Berlin ..............here we come

When the snow arrived on Tuesday I was a little concerned that we would not make it to the airport let alone Berlin.   I checked the trains, buses and tubes and kept changing my mind as to how I was going to get to Heathrow, I also watched the flights online for the Thursday and they were all cancelled so I was not very hopeful we would get away on the Friday. But Val and I decided to pack our cases and early on Friday morning made our way to Heathrow.  We met up, checked in and headed off to have breakfast.   Terminal One does not have the most exciting places to eat so we settled for Giraffe. 

When it came time to go to the Gate we were told we were delayed, mainly because of the flight coming from Berlin was late.  We eventually boarded and set off for Berlin. 
On arrival there was queue for taxis and a little bit of queue-jumping by the Germans but we did get a taxi and headed off for the centre of Berlin to our hotel, The Winter Hotel am Checkpoint Charlie.   The hotel was very nice and walking distance from the main sights.


  1. wow only a little delay!!! you were lucky
    enjoy your vacation

  2. Off to Berlin! Well, I'd never... Glad you got to go despite the weather!