Oasis Aoyama

Oasis Aoyama
Aoyama, Morioka, Iwate

Monday, October 31, 2016

Day 12 Last full day in Berlin

Our last day in Berlin. Sunday afternoon at the zoo! Not a lot of options for things to do. 
Since most everywhere is closed on Sundays.

Typical zoo sights. 
Beautiful weather for walking around outside.

 Last lunch enjoying German draft beer.

Returning to our apartment front entrance to end our time in Berlin. Tomorrow it's back to Morioka.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 11 Berlin

On our way to Kurfurstendamm shopping avenue for some shopping on the West side of Berlin.
Busy street with many shoppers out and about!

The top of my head again!

This store sells only Christmas goods all year round! 
It was like a museum inside!

I had to wait forever to get this but it was worth the wait! Delicious bacon cheese burger.

Had lunch at the top of KaDaWe department store. Apple strudel with fresh cream for dessert!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Day 10 Day trip to Dresden

We left Berlin at 7 am by train and arrived in Dresden at around 9. 

We spent the day around the Dresden Castle area including Zwinger Palace. Most of the buildings had been rebuilt or restored to their original form. It was a little strange that they looked old but were not really?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Day 9 in Berlin

Slow day today. Out and about around the apartment area. Cooking, eating and drinking!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Day 8 Potsdam

After changing trains because we were going in the wrong direction. We finally made it to Potsdam and to the Sanssouci Palace area. Beautiful spacious place. 

 Inside Neues Palace. This place had a bathroom with bath tub, shower and running water dating back over 200 years ago!!
 Next stop before returning to Berlin was the Dutch Quarter. Where there was a Dutch settlement and they built many buildings in the style of their homeland.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Day 6 Monday

Gendarmenmarkt historical square early in the afternoon. So many tourists from different countries in Berlin. 

Lunch time at Wirtshaus restaurant. Popular German food. It was very good!

A quick visit to the Topography of Terror exhibition. About the atrocities committed by the Nazis during WW2. Sad and gruesome.

After sending off Akane at the airport for her flight back to Madrid. We enjoyed a pleasant day seeing the sights and eating good food! 
One bit of inconvenience though was that parts of the public transportation system has shut down for a few days due to construction. What a shock!! But we've been able to coop so far!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Day 5 Sunday in Berlin

Berlin wall memorial visit to start our day. That such a structure existed is unbelievable!

On our way to the Sunday Fleamarket at Mauerpark. Good for some shopping and lunch.

The middle one is real!

Ended our night at the B flat jazz club for a few drinks and some good music!