Tags archives: cafes

The Travelettes guide to Innsbruck

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You may have heard of Innsbruck as the ski and snowboard capital of the Alps and the perfect place to stay for those who are up for a more urban environment after some hours in the slopes. What you might not realise is that it's also a sweet destination in summer for anyone enjoying a great outdoor holiday complete with hiking tours, mountain biking, rafting[...]

Berlin Coffee Haven: Leuchtstoff Kaffeebar

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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[...]

The Travelettes guide to Ålesund, Norway

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Imagine colorful and ornamented Art Nouvou bulidings framed by a postcard scenery of mountains and fjords. My hometown, Ålesund, has been voted the most beautiful town in Norway, and not without reason. Its beauty is widely recognized (I'm not just saying this because I'm from there), even The Times are big fans. Located on the Norwegian west coast, it's jus[...]

24h in Munich - a short city guide

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With Octoberfest in full swing, I figure this is the right time to tell you guys about our recent trip to Munich. We were here for just a stopover after our trip to Innsbruck, with just one day to spend before our plane would take us back home to Berlin. Shortage of time is no reason for us to not give  it our best shot at exploring the city, so we could hel[...]

Coffee in Berlin: The Barn

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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 coffeesho[...]

The smart guide to Cologne

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This past weekend, we followed a friendly invitation by smart urban stage to discover the city of Cologne. Naturally we took them up on their kind offer to give us a ride in smart's amazing new Electric Drive model. Better still, we were chauffeured by a super charming guide named Lia, a Cologne local and shopping pro who showed us where the best spots were.[...]

Hamburg: Welcome to Herr Max

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Spending the past two years in Hamburg, there was a lot of free time in my student life that needed to be filled. One of my favorite ways to spend our time with my friends was over coffee and cake at a charming café called Herr Max. University lessons starting at 12am or even 2pm, meant enough time for a sweet breakfast there. I was the luckyenough to liv[...]

Top 10 neighbourhood bars in Rio de Janeiro

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Dear Travelettes, Ever so often I come across something on the internet that immediately sparks my desire to escape everyday life and travel far, far away. This morning, while I was having coffee and reading the online papers, the headline "Top 10 neighbourhood bars in Rio" caught my eye. I've never been to Brazil, and I was sure that the next time my tra[...]