"Cough! Cough!" Mu Lan used her tissue to wipe her lips. She was wearing red shirt under a white woolen sweater which was covered by a red overcoat paired with black jeans and a pair of red winter boots. There was a black muffler covering her slender neck, red wool cap on her head and black gloves on her hands.Yan Su worriedly glanced at her and said, "Lan dear, are you alright?" Should we go back to the hospital?"Mu Lan said, "I'm fine. Your boyfriend already prescribed me some medicine. I'm taking it regularly. I don't want to stay sick when I'm visiting another country."'It's all Liang Liang's fault. Horny Liang Liang! Beastly Liang Liang!' Mu Lan scolded him inwardly. If it wasn't for him wanting to do it in various position in the balcony for five times, she wouldn't be sick for three days. However, Mu Liang wasn't guilty at all. It made Mu Lan even more furious.In the Mu Corporation, Mu Liang sneezed.Mu Lan, Yan Su, Qi Ying and Xue Lin were all in the airplane with Yan Su's father. He was in another cabin, letting the youngsters have some space.As soon they reached Berlin and they all went to the hotel which was recommended by Mu Liang. As Mu Lan requested, he booked a large hotel room with four beds and ultra modern facilities. The room was dyed in off a white and gold color scheme. Every piece of furniture was expensive and the decoration of the room was majestic. This round room hand four beds and in the middle of the room, there was a round dining table and above the table was a gorgeous chandelier made of gold, hanging on the ceiling. The bathtub was so huge that it could have been compared to a swimming pool. There were four closets filled with branded clothes and shoes of different sizes along with expensive jewelries. Xue Lin was dumbstruck. Even though she never thought of making friends who were rich, she had to admit that becoming friends with them gave her some benefits and she would never forget it.Xue Lin and Mu Lan planned together to put Yan Su in the corner beside the balcony since she had a habit of snoring. Then they put Qi Ying next to her since she slept so deeply that Yan Su's snoring wouldn't bother her in the slightest. Then Mu Lan would sleep next to Xue Lin who slept lightly.Yan Su didn't know any of the conspiracies that they had thought up as she happily took the bed in the corner beside the balcony. Qi Ying took the bed beside her and then Mu Lan and Xue Lin took the other two beds. From one bed to another, there was a fifteen meter gap. It was still nine in the morning, and they had a lot of free time to roam around. At first, they went to Charlottenburg Palace. It was the largest palace in Berlin and it was built at the end of the seventeenth century. A large formal garden surrounded by woodland was added behind the palace, including a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theatre and a pavilion. From outside, it was very modest looking, but when they went inside, they held their breaths.There was hundred meter long corridor from one room to another. Numerous windows were open and sunlight filled the inside of the palace. On the white walls, the design in gold made them feel that they transmigrated to 1701 and if the opened the door, they would see that King Friedrich was talking to his ministers and generals. The abundance of royalty was printed all over. The paintings, the chandeliers and the potteries which the Kings and Queens used were so beautiful that Mu Lan couldn't take her eyes off of them.Xue Lin, the smallest in size, got pains in her neck from looking at the paintings on the ceiling. Yan Su's camera flashed every time when she would see something new and Qi Ying attentively looked at all the gowns and the interior design of the palace.When they got out of the palace, it was almost evening. Their stomachs cried for food. The four of them strode to a restaurant where German traditional foods were made. They ate Pretzels with applesauce, Wiener Schnitzel, Kndel, potato salad, Knigsberger Klopse, Frikadeller, Schweinshaxe, strawberry pie and Herrencreme.Most of the foods were eaten by Xue Lin. Even though she had the smallest stomach, her appetite was bigger compared to her three friends. Yan Su slowly sipped red wine, Mu Lan was struggling to finish her portion of desert and Qi Qing was checking the pictures which were taken by Yan Su.After sunset, they roamed around the street until they reached Berlin Victory Column, which was a monument that offered a breathtaking view of Berlin city where they then enjoyed the sunset.Then they visited Reichstag Building. From a guide they all had it read, "The Reichstag was home to Germany's parliament, the Bundestag. The history of the Reichstag building is one that reflects great turbulence. Originally completed in 1894, after 10 years of construction, Kaiser Wilhelm II declared it the "Reich's monkey house" and prevented the dedication "to the German people", from being inscribed. In 1933, the Reichstag mysteriously caught on fire, destroying both the dome and the chamber, serving as an alleged reason for the Nazi regime to persecute political opponents. After being destroyed in the war, the building was rebuilt without a dome in the 1960s. It was only after German reunification that the building was fully restored and redesigned as a modern Parliament building. The German Bundestag has been convening there, since 1999. The glass dome cupola gives an impressive view of the city, especially at night with white light."Afterwards, they visited Brandenburg Gate. Strolling through the Brandenburg Gate at night, they were rewarded with sparkling lights and no crowds. Reflecting on the history of this great gate Yan Su snapped some photos and they marveled at its significance.Xue Lin, the weakest of them all, was already tired. She wanted to go back to the hotel and none of them refused since they were here for a whole week, they had lot of time to visit Berlin city.
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