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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 | ]

Having read about The Barn on a seemingly infinite number of blogs (for example here, here or here), I eventually decided that this was something I could not miss.
What sold it to me, apart from a very good-looking cup of coffee and an attractive wooden interior, was the obvious American vibe in this place, which I do miss sometimes in Berlin’s coffeeshop scene. Having spent 2 great years in …

[ Written by Katja | 22 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]

Have you ever stood in that long queue at the security check-up at the airport, daydreaming of smuggling a Swiss army knife, just to see what the officers’ reaction would be? Well, I have and my dream might come true without me worrying about getting arrested for a lifetime.
Some of you may know that Berlin shut down one of its oldest operating commercial airports – Berlin Tempelhof – almost 3 …

[ Written by guest | 8 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Travelettes have been writing together for quite some time and during an evening at our Berlin-based Travelettes office we figured it was about time that we went on a small excursion together. When Yvonne from Just Travelous revealed that the abandoned entertainment park Spreepark would be opened for the public this weekend, it was an opportunity we couldn’t miss out on. Since it closed its doors in 2001 the …

[ Written by guest | 30 May 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

Be honest, have you ever really been to the real touristy stuff in your hometown, the city you live in or the closest larger city? More than just driving by on your way to work? Or meeting up at a monument just because it is the only remarcable place around? Have you ever had a tourist map of your city in your hands, not just to find that party at …

[ Written by guest | 6 Mar 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

It’s New Year’s Eve today and the pressure is on. Everyone wants the same thing and that is to have a great time at a great party to ensure a memorable entrance into the new year.

Yesterday, Ina gave you some great tips for some of the better parties happening in New York, Paris or London, today I will carry on with some more last minute advice for those of you …

[ Written by Katja | 31 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
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