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Drawing on experience: inspiration for your travel journal

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I always try and keep a travel journal when I go on a big trip or spend time in a new place. It can be joyous to go back and read what my 17-year-old self felt about being hit by a blanket of heat when arriving in Delhi. Or about how in my first week in Moscow I sat next to a Cossack on a Metro train who was wearing about 20 medals and smiling cheekily. Or a[...]

Our 6 favorite books this spring

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Spring in Berlin is currently taking a serious break, hence I've stocked up on books before summer will swallow me completely. The selection I've piled up is surprisingly deep and perhaps even dark, but every book covers an extremely important issue that I think deserves some attention and wine-fuelled discussions with friends. When I've finished every book,[...]

Experiencing the Renaissance in Florence

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When it comes to Italy, you can't really go wrong. Whether your main destination is Rome, Milan, or Venice, every city has a different experience to offer. Among all those beautiful places, there is one that stands out as the beautiful, stunning birthplace of Renaissance: Florence. From its bridges and fountains to the vast galleries filled with works of [...]

15 Quirky things to do in London

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Ah London. The big smoke. The capital of ole blighty. It's a concrete jungle that's thick with people, arts, culture and a myriad of food that will tantalize your tastebuds continuously. It's a never-ending whirlwind of crowds, lights and skyscrapers which can provide an ace city break for those who visit England. It may be easy to pull together a lis[...]

18 Fun Things to Do in Manchester

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It might not have Big Ben or Buckingham Palace or extortionate rent prices, but Manchester does have a lot to offer. Located in the North of England, the city is often missed in favour of the Southern capital. While it's certainly a lot smaller than London, and a lot less touristy, what it does have is a huge variety of music, arts and food scenes waiting fo[...]

Our 9 favourite Instagrammers in March

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It's Insta inspo time again! While winter is still in full swing (at least in Berlin), I've been spending a lot of time reading, watching documentaries or scrolling through Instagram. The latter especially is better than its reputation if you use it responsibly. Here's a list of my current top 9 accounts - thank you for inspiring me, all you guys. The ill[...]

24 hours in Munich

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Munich and I never really clicked. I grew up visiting parts of my family there in the summer, then came back for interviews and job stuff. I never really took the time to actually explore it and forget the stereotypes that have  accumulated in my head over the years. In my mind, Munich was snobby, clean and boring. That's by no means the full picture! So whe[...]

A perfect British summer's day in Oxford

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It can sometimes be overwhelming when planning an itinerary for Britain. So many great places beckon you to explore, but if you want to experience quaint ye olde England, then be sure to squeeze in a quick summer's day in Oxford. Known for its stellar university which is one of the oldest universities in the world, Oxford is awash with adorable cobbled la[...]

10 Reasons Why Berlin is the Best Place for a City Break

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I've written about Berlin before and given my top tips for visiting this wonderful city. Although there is a ton of stuff to do here, don't be fooled! - you don't necessarily need to block an entire week or more on your calendar. You can easily enjoy the perks of Berlin during a short weekend trip. We've partnered up with Expedia to come up with 10 reasons w[...]

48 hours on the Japanese Art Islands

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Originally dotted by small fishing and farming communities the Japanese Art Islands are now also home to galleries, coffee shops and art installations.  The main islands, Naoshima and Teshima are about 3 hours from Kyoto by train and ferry. Visiting this area does require a bit of planning, mostly to coordinate transport, but it’s so worth it. Let me tell yo[...]