Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

November 23rd, 2005
Bravo Berlin!

Teresa Williamson Tango Diva BerlinBerlin. Wow. This city moved me. It made me think, laugh, cry, and thank God that I was not around during any of the world wars. I think that as an American, we have been sheltered from some of the most horrific — as well as important- events in the world. Today I spent on a free walking tour offered by New Berlin. ( www.newberlintours.com) We visited all the important places in Berlin’s tormented history. My whole life I’ve dreamed of letting 99 red balloons go free at the Brandenburg Gate, but instead of doing that, I stood in awe of this amazing structure.
I will never be the same after my visit to this fascinating city. It’s a city of contradictions. On one side of a street is a beautiful Christmas market and just across the road you’ll find a monument dedicated  to all who have died in all the wars Berlin has been involved in.
I ended the night with a pub tour, and one of the stops was a communist bar — amazing! I drank some Absinth, which I really hate the taste, but I love the effects. We finished at an underground  nightclub that looked like a bunker.
It’s late here, 3:40 am, so I’m going to go to bed. I’m off to Prague tomorrow. For all you readers in the United States. Happy Thanksgiving! We are so blessed to live in a country that does its best (sometimes too much) to protect us. I can’t think of any place better to be celebrating all that I have to be thankful for than in a city like Berlin. Thanks for reading, and may your Thanksgiving Day be wonderful!

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