I’m indebted to reader Mark Konig @_markkoenig for his comments on my thoughts on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Mark questioned ‘how could the Walll be a symbol of USSR?’
And, yes. it is important to say that this was the GDR and that the greater political bloc was the Soviet-driven Warsaw Pact.
Mark also rightly pointed out that I had focused merely on the exodus to the West through Hungary and that I had missed a lot of history/change before.
And he helpfully pointed me in the direction of http://www.the-berlin-wall.com for video clips and chronology on the key dates and events leading up to the Fall of the Wall.
Like I always say the best way to find out about a city, country, resort is to listen to the people on the ground… and to go there!
Like I did in Dresden where Ingrid led me by the nose… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/dresdens-renaissance-martin-luther/
If you want to know more about Berlin then put yourself in the hands of Click & Go http://www.clickandgo.com who are offering a City Break from €159pp in January.
Philly state of mind
I’m an impatient old sod.
Which is a bit off when I ask you to be so patient while I go off on all manner of tangents.
Which I did when I went to Washington DC for the American Travel Fair, IPW 2017 http://www.ipw.com,
And I also had a day out to hit Philadelphia.
Knowing I would only have half a dozen hours there I kept looking at my watch as I stood in the queue.
And I regaled the driver with my compelling need to make up time on the road when he eventually got going.
It wasn’t as if the Bell was going anywhere.
But I was as excited as an American Literature and History grad I was as excited as a kid at Christmas.
It was crackin’…
And I also got bristly with the locals.
When I asked that they didn’t take the flag down at the Town Hall until I’d taken a selfie.
The answer is to spend longer there and Cassidy Travel http://www.cassidytravel.ie agree…
They’ve got a three-night stopover in Philadephia in March from €825pp.
You’ll be staying in the 4* Home2 Suites by Hilton Convention Center.
Before jetting to the Big Apple for three nights in the 4* New Yorker Hotel.
Its Midtown West location puts you in the heart of Manhattan, just steps from Times Square.
There’s always something new in New York https://www.nycvb.com… and old https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/21/old-new-york-hamilton/
Flight from Dublin departs 6 March. Call Cassidy Travel on 01 8786888 or book in one of their nine stores across Dublin.
Mark and the rest of you, who I value more than any other Blogger out there will have noticed that this Holiday Snaps is on a Thursday.
Rather than a weekend.
Well, there’s so much out there I thought I’d snap to it and bring you more snaps whenever and wherever.
MEET YOU ON THE ROAD