Before I get started, let me give you a little disclaimer: I’m not one of those people who has beef with tourists. When I say I never do touristic things, it’s not because I’m too cool to go up the Eiffel Tower or visit the Statue of Liberty or take an elevator to the top of the Fernsehturm here in Berlin. I’m simply a lazy traveller. Add the fact that I’m terrified of heights and I don’t like boats, and pretty much everything is off limits for me. I do make an exception for museums and churches, but besides that I’m more of a hang-out-at-the-same-place-every-day kind of guy. But yesterday in Berlin, I got my walk on with visiting Australian Bridget Malcolm. We did it all bar the Wall – the Holocaust Memorial (speechlessness inducing), the cathedral (grandiose), the university (better looking than mine), the Brandenburg Gate (triumphant) and the palace (under construction). I’m glad I did it – I can now say with conviction that Berlin is in the top three most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to, alongside Paris and London. Check out the photos, below.
And, because I’m really just a 12 year old boy at heart…. OMG LOLZ: