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I was lucky to be in Berlin for a few days around that time, middle of December actually. My best memory was of these two guards on the other side of the wall, kids really, couldn't have been 18 yet. They had rifles of course, we chatted a bit through this hole someone had chiseled in the wall, and then we lobbed snowballs at each other from across the wall. Magic really.
Tremendous! The nearest I got was seeing the DDR border in existence around Easter 1989, though out in the country somewhere rather than in Berlin. Not a sight I'll forget easily, even so.
It's a strange sensation, looking back on moments like that, knowing now what was soon to come.. I toured around Yugoslavia (mostly just Slovenia - the Julian Alps are every bit as spectacular as their Swiss cousins, but a little more affordable, at least then) and Hungary around that time. Both countries were, of course, quite on the liberal side of the Warsaw Pact countries, but still, I wish I'd had a camcorder then, or even just a good camera.