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I don’t think there has ever been a time in my life I needed a decent pair of wellies more than I did this past weekend at Wacken Open Air in Germany (this coming from a girl who grew up  on the countryside surrounded by cows and horses). Wacken is a very small town, north of Hamburg, that once a year experiences a run of long haired men from all …

[ Written by guest | 14 Aug 2012 | 16 Comments | ]

There are lots of reasons to visit a city – you could be seeing an old friend, maybe you have a job interview, you heard there is some great shopping to be done or you simply want a change of scenery from your hometown. Or maybe you could have a craving for a particular type of ice cream (anyone who’s had gelato in Italy will know what I mean)….
When I …

[ Written by Katja | 19 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]

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 | ]

I’ve lost my heart years ago. It was on a cold day in late October 1998, as the sun was sprinkling through the yellow, orange, red and brown leaves in the trees while I rode my bike back home. But this home was new. I had just moved there several days ago and so it was bound to happen – I got lost. I walked through the narrow streets, passed …

[ Written by guest | 20 Feb 2012 | 22 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 | ]
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