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Berlin

Rain and Bikes

rain 16 °C

Arrived in Berlin following the directions from our GPS to a 'city camp' about 6 km from the city centre. Quite a good set up power, toilets, showers.
Once again troubles with the van, this time we had run out of gas so would need to follow it up next day. We had been in Berlin 10 years ago and had ticked off many of the important sites but decided to give it a go on our bikes.

Armed with rain jackets and umbrellas we set off riding through the main streets of Berlin dicing with busy traffic riding past sites like; The Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate but mostly getting lost and having to re route.
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We did get to visit the spy museum (thanks to Elaine and Paul) and spent a couple of hours looking at the history of espionage, notable spy's (both real and fictional) and checking out the most amazing gadgets that were used through history, most notably during the Cold War. I found myself looking at objects that I thought only belonged on TV or in the movies like Get Smart or James Bond, yet discovering that they barely touched the surface of the crazy ideas. They had cameras, guns and knives in everything including a bra and a most lethal looking glove gun.
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As we left with a reasonable ride back to the van the rain was drawing in and we were unsure where to go.
I discovered that riding into rain is like being hit in the face with pins!!!!!
Back at the van we discovered that our gas cylinder is not a brand that anyone in Germany will either fill or replace!!!!!!
More frustration so we were left to drive to Nuremburg in the hope of finding an answer.

Posted by Seniorcitizens 17:50 Archived in Germany

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