I can remember ordering Europe tour tickets while on 1990 summer tour. Making calls to ticket agents in Europe from pay phones was a real pain in the ass. Nothing like today when everyone carries a phone at all times.
The tickets were real cool, they were taken from the Without A Net artwork.
Going to Berlin in 1990 was pretty interesting as the East and West Germany had just been united a couple weeks before. The East Germans had no idea how to function in a capitolist economy.
Prior to unification, everyone traveling on Eurail would have to pay the Communist Government about $17 to pass through East Germany to get to West Berlin. At one point, while travelling to Berlin, the former communists stopped our train in the middle of nowhere and shook us all down for $17 or they were going to throw us off the train.
We passed barbed wire fences and abandoned guard towers as we travelled into the former East Germany and Berlin. At that time, East Berlin looked as if WWII had just ended. Buildings that were bombed out at the end of the war had never been repaired or town down. Bullet holes in statues, walls, light poles, it was unreal...