FUN-travel: Wroclaw, Poland to Berlin

July 25, 2014 by  

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Berlin

Day 18 – Friday, July 18 – Wroclaw, Poland to Berlin, Germany – blue skies & full sun – 80’s

What I LIKE

  • 7:00 – wake up
  • In room coffee – powdered – better than nothing
  • 8:30 – check out
  • 9:00 – Mc Donald’s – 2 egg mc muffins & 2 cappuccinos = $8 US
  • Car rental allows freedom to control trip
  • 11:00 – stop @ border to spend rest of zlotys
  • – 2 Heinekens, chips & sparkle water
  • 1:00 – arrive hotel & drop bags
  • Hertz is only 850 meters away
  • – ask where to get gas  – only 1 mile away
  • 1:15 – drop car & attempt to get insurance charges removed
  • – told I have to go back to airport where rented to handle
  • 1:30 – lunch

FUN-food – Lungomare – Pizza Mista – ham, salami, mushrooms, olives, hot peppers – really good thin crust – 2 beers = $16 Eur

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Berlin

  • 2:30 – check in Marriott Courtyardz
  • Used last of points for 1 free night
  • Will never stay at Marriott again
  • Finally have room w/AC!
  • Need room R&R
  • 7:30 – walk to Gendarmen-mkt
  • – old square w/3 large beautifully restored buildings
  • – roman columns & marble statues – Konzerthaus in center
  • – sidewalk cafés & restaurants sprinkled thru out
  • – kids & parents making huge bubbles
  • 8:15 – dinner Brasserie

FUN-food – nice crisp salad w/tomatoes, radish, onion, mozzarella, sunflower seeds, white balsamic dressing – steak tartar w/fries – salmon trout on bed of polenta & spinach, red bell pepper sauce – Keine Zalze South African Cab = $96 Euro

  • 9:45 – walk back
  • Midnight night night
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Kaiser Wilhelm Building

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Hotel cappuccino costs $4 US – not happening!
  • Can’t get out of garage
  • – have to go back to front desk for ticket
  • – no instructions how to use it!
  • – push intercom button to ask & they raise bar
  • 10:30 – just realize Hertz added coverage that I specifically said I didn’t want when reserved
  • – at airport repeated didn’t want any insurance or extras
  • – that was disregarded – to the tune of $160 +!
  • – I am so tired of once again having to triple check everything to not get ripped off!
  • Car & gas very expensive
  • Marriott still charges for internet!
  • – $9.95 Euro for 24 hrs
  • – It’s FREE all over the world!
  • – and doesn’t even work!
  • Keeps dropping in room

FUN-fact – Berlin is a grand, cosmopolitan city and very clean.
More FF – English is spoken almost everywhere in Berlin.

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