A zinging city, full and alive, bountiful well funded arts, friendly vending machine robots and beer. The picture on the right is of a charming vending machine that makes fresh baked cookies, how amazing is that! I love a good wander in new cities and by foot Berlin was great but it is also the city that ignited my joy for boat tours. It was a grueling hot day as we floated on the Spree and drank beer while seeing the sights. This became my favorite way to tour river cities. During my month in Europe I took boat tours in Dresden, Prague, & Paris. It beats taxis, and is quite refreshing.