In Bratislava – the “Iron Curtain” bike tour turns goes awry for two of us
One of the most visited statues in Bratislava

In Bratislava – the “Iron Curtain” bike tour turns goes awry for two of us

The "Iron Curtain" bike ride was to take us about 18 miles through the country side into Austria from Slovakia -- the border made famous by Winston Churchill and the Cold War.

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History comes alive in Berlin – at Checkpoint Charlie and the Spy Museum
Sign at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

History comes alive in Berlin – at Checkpoint Charlie and the Spy Museum

The idiosyncratic Mauer Museum at Check Point Charlie that is at the original border crossing between the Cold War American and Soviet sectors of Berlin. The location is no accident.

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