Sunday, 28 March 2010

Lunch, Museums and the end of our first day in Berlin

Our growling bellies were filled with these golden deliciousness! Fries and curry wurst, the perfect lunch :)

"Currywurst (German pronunciation: [ˈkœʁiˌvʊʁst]) is a German national dish consisting of hot pork sausage (German: Wurst) cut into slices and seasoned with curry sauce (regularly consisting of ketchup or tomato paste blended with curry) and generous amounts of curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup-based sauce seasoned with curry and other spices. It is frequently served at German 'Imbissbuden' and from food trucks."

My smile's genuine when I'm confronted with great food :D
I love this place so much! We couldn't resist going back for lunch here the very next day!
Cannabis tea anyone? An all-natural high to your life...
And then lunch was followed by a quick visit to the Museum of Homosexuality. Nothing impressive... except the few scandalous images... and the little historical tidbit about John x Jesus and Zeus x Ganymede... which were probably speculations by bored historians ><
Our next must-see destination! The Pergamon museum - a museum highly recommended by our Biosignals professor.
"The Pergamon houses original-sized, reconstructed monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, all consisting of parts transported from Turkiye. There is controversy over the legitimacy of the acquisition of the collection. It was suggested that the collection should be returned to Turkiye (original country of the excavations).

The museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art. The museum is visited by approximately 850,000 people every year, making it the most visited art museum in Germany (2006)."

Taking a break on the steps of the Pergamon altar while tuning into our idea guides :)
A lesson in anatomy and physiology!
It was getting dark as we left the the museum. Exhaustion was starting to take its toll on our excitement! So dinner was a quick affair - a gianormous Döner kebab from Max & Moris, a food stand near our hostel.
Döner kebab, a Turkish dish made of lamb meat cooked on a vertical spit and sliced off to order. Just one of these babies was enough to feed three hungry Singaporeans!

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