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I lived in the Netherlands for a number of years. My first year was in 1989. Two friends and I went to Berlin for a long weekend. There were protests in the streets. We spent time in East Berlin and I walked from Check Point Charlie to the Reichstag and wrote every quote I could find in English in my journal. I took photos and listened to U2 as I walked. Five days later the wall opened.
When we took the train back to NL it was full of people being able to travel to the West for the first time perhaps in their lives. We had one seat for the three of us. We stood in the hallway with others talking about the 'age of change' in Europe.
I ended up getting a MS in International Relations in the UK and worked in International Education for years due to my year in Europe in 1989-1990. I returned in 1991-1992 and in the late 90s.
THanks, Audrianna Joy
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