I had heard so much about what a cool city Berlin is and I think it led to way too high of expectations. In hindsight, I'd still recommend it because of all the history there, but it just didn't knock my socks off. I'm glad I went to eat a doner kebab, and oh yeah, visit important Holocaust memorials and learn more about the Cold War.
We didn't set out to visit the Czech Republic, but Prague was listed on many traveling sites as an "it" city that didn't shut down for Christmas, so Prague it was! I'm so glad we went because other than Annecy in France, Prague was my favorite city on this trip. Why? I'll show you...