Archive for August, 2013

Saturday 20th July.
In the morning, we visited a Stasi Prison. Our tour guide was called Steve, and every sentence he dropped a new bombshell. For example, in the middle of talking about interrogation, he told us that he was actually arrested by the Stasi, and spent ten months in the Stasi prison that were in. The rooms in the prison were awful, and the conditions were hideous. To imagine that anyone could have spent more than ten minutes locked inside one of those cells is unbelievable.

After the shock of the prison, we visited the Berlin Olympic Stadium from the Olympics in 1936. It was weird to see how much influence the Nazis had on the design, as the buildings were grey and heavy. We climbed to the top of the bell tower and took some #selfies, and without sounding too much like an old woman, the view was amazing.
Checkpoint Charlie was the next stop. It was really weird to visit something that I had already been taught about, as it looked nothing like I’d imagined.
At the end of the day we were treated to another fine meal at the “Comfort” Hotel. This meal included rice, some sort of white sauce, and unidentified meats. Compliments to the chef.
After what I can only describe as an eye opening meal, we took advantage of the Fun bowling facilities. After 3 rounds of the ball not hitting any of the pins, I managed to get an outstanding score of 59.
This trip was honestly the best trip I’ve ever been on, and there was never a dull moment. I would definitely recommend the places we visited for anyone who hasn’t been.
Also, a special thanks to Chris for livening up the entire trip.
Jasmine Cannon