Brats, A Boat Ride and Brandenburg Gate

“Y’all come back now, ya hear.”

– Beverly Hillbillies

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Sindre is on the left and Kim is on the right. The older brother gets to carry the luggage.

Our nephews, Sindre and Kim came for a visit. It’s their first trip to Berlin so we were happy to give them a mini tour. They are such sweet boys even at 16 and 19. They were super excited to be here and it was a pleasure to see them experience the energy of a big city over a long weekend. So much history. So much to see. So little time. DSC05072

How does one explain a horse playing guitar in his underwear by the Berlin Wall?

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Three brats for three hungry brats – ha! (Does this joke ever get old?)

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Keeping it simple with mustard. I always wonder where the sauerkraut is…

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Aleksanderplatz is swinging with activity. Sindre gets the bean bag through all the hoops. Yipee.

DSC05107 (1)The Berliner Dome taken from our spontaneous boat ride along the River Spree.

I like love clouds.

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One of the Government buildings with ultra modern architecture. The tour guide mentioned that Chancellor Angela Merkel works here and lives not too far down the river.

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I had to get low to the ground, to avoid construction, protestors and tourists at Brandenburg Gate. Did I mention how tall these boys are?

IMG_6859I just wanted an excuse to take a picture of the dude under the logo in Ku’damm. He definitely makes the picture cooler, right?

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Earlier in the day, I asked the boys, “if money wasn’t an issue, what country would they want to visit?” They thought about it for a few minutes. Kim said he’d like to see Italy and Spain. Sindre mentioned Singapore. It was his lucky day! By pure chance we ended up at Mirchi, a Singapore Style restaurant in Kreuzberg, for dinner.

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It turns out it was a good choice. Plus the waiter was kind enough to take a picture of us. It’s our only picture together so it’s kinda special. The company, the service (for Berlin standards) and the food was sooo good I forgot to take food photos – whaaaat? Guess we’ll have to take another visit. Seriously, it was that good and worth re-visiting. I know it’s not what people from Singapore or Germany say, but I can’t resist telling the boys – “Y’all come back now, ya hear.”

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