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Day one in Berlin: WOW!

Day one in Berlin: WOW!

Saturday, 21 March, 2015 - 11:05 pm

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 Friday was a crazy day. Most of us had less than an hour of sleep from our plane ride, and we were out until around midnight.

I started to fall asleep a few times, even once while I was standing up, but the excitement kept me awake.

As soon as our plane landed, we met up with Chava, the public relations person for the Berlin chabad. She led us to a Mercedes bus (perks of being in Germany), where we began our tour.

We drove to places like the Brandenburg gate, checkpoint Charlie, and lots of cool buildings and statues. Then was our boat tour of the city. We sat on the top of this boat that went down a river and we saw so many amazing buildings and landmarks. Also, the sun was out and it was nice to just sit back and relax in the warm weather.

Finally, we arrived at the chabad, and ate some lunch while meeting some of the local people. Then, we went to our hotel, which is literally a 30 second walk from chabad. The rooms in the hotel are super cool, and all different sizes.

We explored the hotel and napped for a few hours and soon went to a shabbat service and dinner. This dinner lasted around 6 hours. It included lots of food, and good stories. After dinner was over, we all walked home to the hotel together. It was late and we were exhausted from our day of nonstop tourism.

Our first day in Berlin was amazing, and we are all so excited to experience more each day for the rest of the week.

 By: Hannah Schwartz 

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