Friday, March 25, 2011

..Berlin again..

Train corridor. Very nice and comfy.

Turkish delight! :D

Some advertisement hhehe :)

Brandenburger Tor.

Inside the train compartment. Its a standard 6 seater.

Trying to look bad ass.

RSMU contingent heheh.

As you can see, I'm really really cold.

With the ladies :)

Well somebody is fond of me =p

Inside the train terminal. Quite cold!

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train terminal. Very nice and modern.

Just arrived in Berlin Tegel International Airport.

The gang :)

The Parliament.

Sooo...last winter holiday I went on a Eurotrip again, this time with Hazirah (Ajee), Irfan (Ipe), Diana (Yana) and Sharifah. It will be my first time traveling by train around Europe, so I was looking forward to it, the experience and all. The weather was of course, unforgiving, but you have to expect that, since it was winter. It still is winter here in Moscow, what with blizzard and all. Truth is, traveling during winter is much much cheaper for us students. But just a few hours before boarding Air Berlin at the Moscow Domodedovo Airport, there were news about suicide bombing at that exact airport. Not wanting to worry my parents, I called my dad and told him about it. He just told me take extra care and don't walk alone. You'll never walk alone =p Ipe quickly called Air Berlin and asked them about our flight, and it seems that ours was good to go. Due to the commotion, the taxi asked us to go to the airport an extra 2 or 1 hour early because he don't want us to run into trouble in regards to the tragedy. When we arrived there, it seems like its normal and really, the only thing was that there more Militsiya (police) personnel and police dogs. Other than that, you wouldn't know that a bomb exploded just hours ago. Russia just has her ways of covering up eh.

We arrived in Berlin in the morning, the flight was excellent, good job Air Berlin. I think this would be my second time in Berlin Tegel International Airport. Didnt really had breakfast much, because Berlin would just be our transit before taking the train to Prague in the afternoon, so we kinda have to rush. Sharifah and Ajee havent been to Berlin before, so they were extra excited. But Ajee and Ipe were rushing us so much so it gets me kinda annoyed. The weather was pathetic. It was raining, windy and cold. As it was, the train terminal was not that far away from the famed Brandenburg Gate, so we took a walk. And it was a hell of a walk, what with the rain and all. Funny thing, we bumped into our batchmates, Kumen, Hari, Yan and their girlfriends. Out of all places, heheh.

We didnt really went anywhere far, just around those places, the Berlin Memorial, buying souvenirs and stuffs, then went back to the train terminal to have a rest and a good decent lunch. The lunch was a Turkish meal, and it was delightful. Expensive? Yes, but this is Europe, and something's gotta give.

After a very delicious lunch, we boarded the train, and we were off to Prague, Republic Czech :)

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