|Chloe sleeping like a piglet in the front|
Ming Ming had a great system for the ride. She invented a word: "Busha", which means "more chips". So without looking up from her movie, she would say "Busha" and it would be Geri's cue to place some chips on her hand.
The kids love everything about vacation and one of their favorites is to immediately explore our vacation apartment. This was one was especially cool with an underground pantry/laundry room. They loved the idea of the apartment having a "secret hideout".
Ethan was thrilled to find a real guitar at the apartment!
|First night sampling the Vietnamese food. Authentic and delish!|
|This was my favorite - Statue of Liberty bear at the US Embassy|
TV TowerThe tower was 200 meters high and gave us a 360 degree view of Berlin. We went at night and luckily it was not as scary as the Eiffel Tower.
The kids invented their own game of "Face Painting Salon" one night. They took turns as the painter and customer. Amazing how creative they can get with a paintbrush!
|Ming Ming was spinning so fast on this, I can't believe I caught a pic of her face! |
It actually looks like her head is detached from her body.
|Final product, their own life size lego home!|
|Ming Ming in all her glory with the mac n' cheese|
|The DD donuts were in all crazy colors and shapes, |
just like Berlin's street art
Here's Ethan about to tackle a monster size burger. And a giant Fanta to go with it!
|Yes, it's as big as his face|
|Ming was enjoying her Korean food too|
|Yummy German pretzels|
|First time using a fork & knife|
|Jabbing his food with the knife|
|Geri was in her glory - Bratwurst, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut!|
|Ming said this was her favorite meal of all time - sausages, pretzel, and fries|
"Currywurst" - this was a traditional Berlin dish. It was all over Berlin, they had currywurst fast food stands and even a currywurst museum. Of course I had to try it but I was expecting something completely different. It is basically a sausage cut up with ketchup and curry powder thrown on top. I didn't get the craze but at least we gave it a try!
East Side Gallery
|My favorite piece|
|Random graffiti art|
|Graffiti art in the metro station|
|Their best impression of the bug eyed bear|
|Random old guy kissing my kids|
|Can you spot Ming in this picture?|
Checkpoint CharlieThis was the crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War.
|Obviously a big tourist spot with McDonald's in the back and a souvenir shop!|