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The odds seemed against us, when Berlin’s Hauptstadtfloss, the large 2-story float, roaming the waters of the river Spree, set sail last Saturday along with a laid-back crew of bloggers such as This is Jane Wayne, Finding Berlin, i-Ref, Allet ohne Schminke or whudat. But neither the dark clouds nor the rain could lower our spirits and so we drank and laughed and danced throughout the 3 hours of the …

[ Written by Katja | 18 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Berlin is known for its wild parties and vibrant young scene, and with new clubs popping up every day, and legendary clubs such as Berghain and Kater Holzig – it is no wonder it is one of the prime destinations for hedonistic holidays. One of the many yearly party-highlights is the street festival MyFest in the district of Kreuzberg, celebrated every 1st of May since 2003. Together with ten thousands of people, you can …

[ Written by guest | 4 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Berlin these days is not for the faint of heart: the pursuit for the ultimate slurp of coffee has increased demand for fine-tuned establishments offering more than your average Milchkaffee.

You need to know your flat white from your V60 or Aeropress. Stumptown in, Starbucks out. On a mission to find out more and learn exactly what all these exotic words mean, I went to visit Leuchtstoff Kaffeebar, an oasis of …

[ Written by guest | 20 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

England – Barely any other country in the world causes such different reactions when it comes to food. Whereas the English worship their greasy breakfast, fish & chips and Cornish pasties, foreigners are either disgusted by or addicted to it – there is no in-between. I have to admit, I am one of the addicts, which is why I was delighted to finally find my dealer in Berlin… five minutes from …

[ Written by guest | 6 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Yes, it’s true. The Travelettes Christmas Market is back by popular demand! Does yummy cake, mulled wine, raffle prizes, helping others sound good to you? Whether you’re selling stuff, shopping for gifts or just a big fan of us Travelettes (we know how you all love us), come out to Dr. Pong’s on Sunday, December 4 for a merry old time.

So what’s happening at this event?

The usual stuff … you …

[ Written by guest | 4 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]

A while ago, we wrote about the Unseen Tours where you are guided to places you wouldn’t normally see as a tourist. In Berlin, you can go on a guided tour where you don’t see anything at all. The project “The heard city” (Gehörte Stadt) invites curious visitors to see hear the city with their own ears. With a sleeping mask covering your eyes, a lot of confidence, curiosity and …

[ Written by guest | 8 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s always amazing when someone comes up with the effort and energy to create a time and place where like-minded people can get together, exchange, support each other and, in the best case scenario, enjoy a few cocktails while doing all of the above.
This past weekend, that someone were the lovely people behind Etsy.com, the website that connects small creative business owners with potential buyers. At the Hello Etsy summit …

[ Written by Katja | 19 Sep 2011 | 8 Comments | ]

“When you travel you’ll always find extraordinary things. But this one is unique”. Philippe smiles. His buddy Alexander nods. The two Belgians are sitting in “their” caravan inside an old vacuum-cleaner factory. Yes, that’s correct. At the “Hüttenpalast” (German for Palace of Huts), the new star on Berlin’s budget-hotel skies, combining a perfect marriage of camping and bohemian loftstyle living.

in for the experience – hotel guests Philippe and Alexander
Despite appearances, …

[ Written by guest | 22 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

Growing up in the North of Germany has taught me two things; firstly, there is no such thing as bad weather, there is only unproper clothing. Secondly, there is no use getting annoyed about the weather, best is just live with it.
Then I moved to Berlin and got spoiled by hot summers, the ones where you spend the day swimming in the lake and the nights out in the park …

[ Written by guest | 11 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
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