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    I went to Berlin
    I took some pictures
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...0&id=556200014

    5 things I don't like about Berlin, you cna't find still water, or Ice, everything is served at room temeperature, people are a bit rude and the food sucks. I'm starving

    Little post on my site about it
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    It's actually healthier to drink water at room temp, ice isn't really good for you. I've been slowly moving away from ice water for that reason. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    It's actually healthier to drink water at room temp, ice isn't really good for you. I've been slowly moving away from ice water for that reason. Thanks for sharing.

    - Scott
    You can actually burn calories by drinking it cold though...



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    You'd love Scotland. The pancakes are cold and the beer is warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    You can actually burn calories by drinking it cold though...
    I think that's kinda the reason it's not healthy, it puts your body through undue stress to balance your core temperature.

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    ahh i didn't know that about the cold wa wa.

    But whats with the carbonated water, everyone seems to love that there. Carbonated water makes me nauceous.

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    It's really interesting. I did a little research on Google and there's very little mention of ice water being unhealthy. In fact there are quite a few sites that say it helps burn calories. But in Chinese culture it's almost common sense that ice water is no good. So the burning calories thing is definitely a Western thing and I'm a bit wary of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    ahh i didn't know that about the cold wa wa.

    But whats with the carbonated water, everyone seems to love that there. Carbonated water makes me nauceous.
    Ya, sparkling water plain is more like Alka Seltzer. Put a lime in it though and it's very refreshing...



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    too much sparkling water and no still is not healthy either. Something about calcium depletion.

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    Cool photos.
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    was it a HP sponsored event?
    lots of drunk ppl??

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    yup and not really

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    Looks cool, it's a pretty amazing city. I was in Berlin last year for their beer festival, plenty of drunk people at that. Basically one street was changed in to a 2.5 km beer garden with a hundred or so bars along the length. It's the first weekend in August if anyone's interested.

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    Is it just me or does every word in german rhyme with Hienekien

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    Sweet pics. I was there a few years ago and had a similar experience, except I love German food.

    BTW the name of the bombed out church is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
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    thanks

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    Nice photos! I've been to Germany but not to Berlin.
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    Hi everybody - I just found this thread and it was quite amusing, cause I am from Germany.
    Not from Berlin, but from Hamburg - This city is the prettiest one and the people are more friendly than in Berlin ;-)

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    i didnt know that about cold water.. interesting

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    Hi Dennis & willkommen to ABW. I've never been to Hamburg, maybe one day I will and check out the original Hamburgers. I have only been to Berlin, Trier and some small towns along the Moselle/Rhine rivers on a wine tasting holiday.

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    Awesome pics - looks like you managed to have a great time despite the lack of ice, water and despite the rude folks, etc.

    My youngest bro is there right now actually - went to compete in a gymnastics competition. I'd love to go someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    ahh i didn't know that about the cold wa wa.

    But whats with the carbonated water, everyone seems to love that there. Carbonated water makes me nauceous.
    I think most of the rest of the world drinks the carbonated stuff more regularly than the plain bottled stuff we do. Anytime I've been to Cuba you have to ask for agua sin gas or they bring you carbonated as well. The European tourists (most of which are from Germany, actually) don't raise an eyebrow but the Canadians usually send it back. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by markschok
    Hi Dennis & willkommen to ABW. I've never been to Hamburg, maybe one day I will and check out the original Hamburgers. I have only been to Berlin, Trier and some small towns along the Moselle/Rhine rivers on a wine tasting holiday.
    Hi markschok, thanks!
    I only can advise everybody to visit Hamburg. It is one of the most beautiful cities :-)

    Cocnenringt the water topic:
    You are right, here in Germany, we usually drink carbonated water. You have to tell the waiter if you want to have water without gas. But it is not that extraordinary anymore ;-)

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