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A friend recently asked me: “Why do you always talk about cities as if they were guys!?” I hadn’t even noticed but I guess it’s true. And no, I don’t know the reason but it always seems apt. When I moved to Berlin just over six months ago, I doubted I would still be here today. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always liked it, the freedom, the parties, the colours …

[ Written by Caroline | 30 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

It is June, so summer is finally here – at least if you live in the northern hemisphere. It might not seem like summer has reached all of Europe yet; just yesterday I asked my flatmate if she wanted to turn the heating back on, and a few days ago I dug up the old winter boots to battle the rain – Glasgow, I love you anyways. But, I know deep down in my …

[ Written by Kathi | 3 Jun 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

It doesn’t have to take hours on end to travel to a place that catapults you into a parallel universe. In fact, sometimes the most serene of all oases can be a short train ride away. And sometimes, just sometimes, it takes a mere 48 hours to calm down the buzz in your head.
When I stepped into the old farm-house of a stork farm in Groß Pankow, Brandenburg (the county that …

[ Written by Caroline | 22 May 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

At this stage I have quite a bit of travel experience under my belt and I’ve slept my way through countless hotel beds, comfy ones, not so comfy ones and occasionally truly incredible ones. In fact, quite often I look forward to a night at a nice hotel more than my own bed, because a quality establishment knows what makes people happy between 10pm and 8am.
It was the weekend before …

[ Written by Katja | 8 Jan 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Berlin in summer is Berlin at its best. It’s one of those cities where locals will avoid venturing far because they know that few other cities will provide the same amount of open air entertainment. With over 100 lakes, many of which are suitable for swimming, there is no need to board planes and trains to the ocean, all it takes is a €2,60 S-bahn ticket or even just a …

[ Written by Katja | 24 May 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

“I am sailing, I am sailing, home again ‘cross the sea. I am sailing, stormy waters, to be near you, to be free.” Accompanied by Rod Stewart’s voice our boat floats along the Spree. The sun is shining, Katja is behind the steering wheel and I turn the music up a little more before climbing up on the boat’s roof. Passing captains wave at us, every now and then we …

[ Written by Kathi | 31 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

When Yve stood up on a paddling board for the first time three years ago her knees wouldn’t stop shaking. Never had she tried a surf sport before and the movement of water under her feet was a weird feeling to get used to. The Nalani SUP Center at Müggelsee lake in Berlin had just bought their first boards and started teaching adventurers on how to do what the people …

[ Written by Kathi | 8 Aug 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

Living in Berlin you are spoiled for choice with interesting things to see and do all the time. Great new bars and restaurants open up on a weekly basis, there is always a party to attend, an exhibition to watch, a part of town still to discover. In the almost 5 years I’ve lived in this awesome city I have almost made a bit of a hobby out of uncovering …

[ Written by Katja | 20 Jul 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

People come to Berlin for different reasons – whether it is to comprehend the leftovers of separation and unification, to enjoy the never-ending club tours through Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain or to experience the diversity of cultures living together.
But Germany’s capital is also the center of attraction for artists from all over the world – musicians from Slovakia, writers from Australia and an always growing group of street and graffiti artists …

[ Written by Kathi | 15 Apr 2013 | 12 Comments | ]

German sauna culture is a well-established tradition worth indulging in, especially through the city’s seasonal extremes. From swim-up cocktail bars in summer to the Die Thermen am Europa Center (which one sauna fiend and local called “the epicenter of 80s Westberlin sauna culture”) in winter, the area hosts some of the most innovative, restorative retreats available in western Europe. But when it comes to habits, there are only some worth …

[ Written by guest | 19 Sep 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
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