TRAVELLING TO BERLIN

The last of our planned summer escapes was a three day stay in the German capital of Berlin. I have always wanted to visit Germany, and this would be my first time so I was extremely excited to visit and explore.

 

For our visit we stayed at the SwissHotel Berlin, situated in the West of the city, and fortunately in the heart of the shopping area in Berlin. However, we didn’t want to spend all of our time shopping, as we had lots of attractions to visit!

Above is our vlog of the holiday. As you can probably tell we are trying to log each holiday that we go on, and we hope it kind of tells a bit more about our time there!

There is literally so much to visit and see within the city of Berlin. From cathedrals and historic buildings, to the Television Tower, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

The Berlin Wall was definitely the most memorable attraction of our trip for me. Whilst there are remains scattered across the city,  the East Side Gallery provides the largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall, I think at around a mile long. It was truly amazing to see; the surprising height of it really showed how divided the city would have been, however now the remains have been graffitied with art to commemorate history and send messages to its audience.

Not far away from the Berlin Wall is the Television Tower. Whilst walking past we were amazed at the sight of it (as you can see in the picture at the top of this blog), but little did we know that the top of the building holds a restaurant and viewing point. We only discovered this whilst flying home to England, and whilst we did have a busy schedule, we were gutted that our lack of research into the tower meant that we were unable to fit in a viewpoint of the city. I guess it is a lesson for us to do even more research before going somewhere!

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SUNNY DAYS IN MAJORCA

To celebrate another year of university complete Eesh and I flew out to the sunny east coast of Majorca, in which we stayed at the Sun Village in Alcudia. We decided to go self catering as we thought we should branch out a bit and try the different foods and cuisines that the local restaurants had to offer.

 

The main thing I have taken away from the holiday was how amazing the beach was. I’ve been to different parts of Spain, and visited different beaches and coasts, but never before have I seen a beach like this. The cleanliness and clarity of the water was incredible – it was just unfortunate that there was little amounts of fish marine life to see.

At first we had worries about the weather, it seemed cloudy with little sun, and we even thought it could rain. Fortunately better weather came through, and we were able to enjoy not only the sun and beach, but also go on a snorkelling excursion. The snorkelling excursion that we did was £20, lasting two hours which involved a boat sailing around the coast to a cove. There, providing that you bring your own snorkels (it was annoying that they did not provide them), you can have 10 minutes to snorkel and swim around the deep waters.  Although there wasn’t much swimming time, there was still amazing views, and for £20 this was definitely worth the money.

 

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EXPLORING PRAGUE FOR THE FIRST TIME

My sister completely surprised me for my birthday this year by getting me and Eesh a three day holiday to Prague, Czech Republic. I had never been to Prague, but all I had ever heard were good things, and now I can confirm it.

I’ve tried something completely new as well, by videoing our time in Prague, and creating my very own travel vlog! I hope you all enjoy it and works well with this blog post!

The first thing we realised was that we had no idea what the exchange rate was like, so we panicked when deciding where and what to eat. We also realised that the language is not as easy to understand and translate as other European countries, but fortunately some places had english menus and people had good english. One thing we were lucky to discover was the three day travel cards. The three-day (72h) ticket costs 330,- Kč (around £12) for adults, so is well worth the money to get you around the city’s tram or transport services.

As you can see in the video, when we visited Prague it started off snowing and cold… not the ideal holiday weather! However, we still acted like tourists the best we could, visiting the Prague Castle, the Old Town and Charles Bridge.

Whilst the weather was cold, a bit of the country’s traditional food would keep us warm and lively. After exploring the Prague Castle, we came across the street food of Trdelník (seen below on the left), a rolled pastry that can be topped with chocolate, custard, cream or ice cream. Its safe to safe we had a few whilst we were there, and we definitely state that the Trdelník topped with chocolate is our favourite, and definitely worth trying.

In addition, the the Czech guláš or more understood to other countries as goulash, is a typical food for the tourist of Prague. The dish consists of stewed beef, topped with gravy and bread dumplings. Although it is offered in most restaurants, we were determined to try it when served in a bread bowl (as seen below). It was not only amazingly tasteful, but provided great warmth and energy whilst it was cold and snowed.

On our last day we had hours before we needed to be at the airport, so we diced to have one last explore around the city. We did a little bit of shopping, as well as finding any new foods, but we also came across Prague Golf and Games. As you can see in the picture below and the vlog video above, the Prague Golf and Games provides black light mini golf with a Prague theme. It also provides other arcade games such as foosball and air hockey. From what I can remember it was pretty cheap and well worth the money, with one round of mini golf costing around £8 each. I think for an extra pound or two you got two alcohol drinks with your entry! If you have any free time I would definitely recommend, you might even learn a thing or two about Prague whilst you play!

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