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After three days in one place we go stir crazy, so this morning we tried to fly to London. Although the plane had many open seats, Lufthansa wouldn't let us board because our ticket was for tomorrow. Those flexible, free-thinking Germans! At least Berlin is a great place to stay. I turned 31 today, but since Jill and I both look sixteen we can still pass for students and get discounted rates...
Berlin's Reichstag, home of the new parliament.
Bear statues abound because of the popular belief that the name Berlin was derived from bear. The truth is less fun. Berlin probably meant "swamp city."