Planning a round the world trip is no small endeavor. There are so many things a traveler has to think about and consider when he or she decides to take a trip around the world. One of the first things that must be considered is where to go. What regions, countries, and cities should be included in a RTW trip itinerary?
If you are planning a long-term trip but don’t have a ton of international travel experience, starting in a region like Europe is a smart idea. Adding Berlin to your RTW trip itinerary would be a great place to start. It won’t overwhelm you with culture shock, but it will provide plenty of differences and seem foreign enough to get your adventure started off right.
Berlin is a city steeped in history, both good and bad, and they embrace that history. Seeing a city that just 2 short decades ago was split in two is a powerful experience. Though Berlin was practically toppled during and after WWII, the transformation of the city is amazing. There’s still some great architecture, and German officials have done a tremendous job making this city a beautiful one.
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If adding Berlin to a longer trip, you’ll be glad you have the extra time as the city is huge and has lots to offer. Plenty of museums, art galleries, and parks are waiting to be explored. The night life is among the best in Europe if that’s what you’re into. Sports are huge, especially football (soccer for you Yanks), and eating out is surprisingly cheap, especially compared to cities the same size in western Europe.
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