Holidays and Travel: East Germany 1979


I confess that I am seriously losing track of the years. I have dated this ‘1979’ but it might well have been 1980; I have no way of confirming it, as I do not have any documents, or dated mementos. No later than 1981, that’s for sure, but within that period; it is all becoming too long ago to be certain. Memory is a strange thing. I can recall some places and events to the exact time and date, yet others become a blur, and difficult to place accurately.

Before I went to East Germany, I didn’t know much about the place, other than the propaganda that we saw over here. I wasn’t even aware that holidays there were possible, until I saw an advertisement in The Morning Star newspaper, for a company that specialised in holidays to places behind the Iron Curtain, as well as countries like Vietnam and…

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One Response to Holidays and Travel: East Germany 1979

  1. beetleypete says:

    A much appreciated reblog. I hope some of your readers enjoy it! Regards, Pete

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