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Tokyo, Japan: the largest city in the world. I was expecting blinding neon lights, agoraphobia-inducing crowds, an exhausting pace. I feared the jam-packed subway at rush hour, the feeling of disappearing in a human tide, the oppression of the tall buildings obscuring the sky. I was prepared to be brutally swallowed by a monster metropolis — with the hope that it would spit me out eventually.
Well, one thing that’s certain is …

[ Written by Marie C | 19 Dec 2013 | 11 Comments | ]

“But… why?“ was the most common reaction to us announcing that we were going to Liverpool for the weekend. Why? The honest answer is: because the plane tickets were the cheapest we could find for the long weekend. Before booking them, we only had a vague image of the most populated city of Northern England — and it was one that involved constant drizzle, a gloomy post-industrial atmosphere, and generally not …

[ Written by Marie C | 14 Dec 2013 | 10 Comments | ]

Having just moved to Glasgow two months ago the expectations for my upcoming trip to Edinburgh had been heightened by numerous reports of the city I got from my new friends. “Its architecture is so beautiful and it’s so easy to navigate.”, “The art festivals in summer are a great opportunity to plan a visit.” or rather “There are tons of tourists around all the time and it’s expensive.”
So, when …

[ Written by Kathi | 28 Nov 2013 | 8 Comments | ]

World’s tallest building, largest airport, biggest mall – Dubai is a country that prides itself on its superlatives. Things here don’t get done subtly, it’s either go hard or go home and probably the best way to illustrate that to you are these 2 photographs:

The one on the bottom shows Dubai in 2013, a skyscraper city, a weird Las Vegas of the Orient that is all about shopping, bling and …

[ Written by Katja | 15 Aug 2013 | 11 Comments | ]

It’s already summer half-time (or is it early late end already?) and all I can think of is what kind of trips I’d like to squeeze into the remaining weeks of this always too short season. I’m thinking white sandy beaches on Greek islands, bustling seaside cities like Barcelona and endless party nights spent in romantic rooftop-bars in Istanbul. The invitation for a getaway to the Engadin valley in the …

[ Written by Kathi | 14 Aug 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

There is always something happening in Camden. One of my hands down, favorite locations to shop, wander and people-watch; the centre of the alternative fashion scene is a wonderland of fascinating sights, smells and sounds. Hop on the underground’s northern line to step through the looking glass into one of London’s most diverse shopping locations and pick up a little bit of that Camden cool…

Shops:
Just strolling along the main high …

[ Written by Alex | 13 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

When I was 10 my parents told me that we were going to go on holiday via airplane for the first time. I was the first in my class to ever ride an airplane, so this was big time news. Our destination: the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria to be exact. I couldn’t sleep for days ahead, my expectations were huge. And bound to be disappointed.

We stayed in a holiday home …

[ Written by Katja | 24 Jul 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

Just arrived in Paris and about to go for your first drink? Don’t follow the misled backpacker masses that systematically cram together inside the overcrowded hangouts of the Grands Boulevards!
Instead, here’s an insider’s subjective guide on where to grab a nice drink in Paris, from fancy cocktail bars to relaxed local watering holes – and including a few hard-to-categorise, very special venues.
1. Le Carmen
Hidden inside a prestigious historical building, this …

[ Written by Marie C | 19 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

Psst! Do you want to know a secret? Can you believe that I entered a bar through a telephone booth? Oh, and you can’t just open the door and walk in. You have to identify yourself first by speaking into the receiver and wait for the permission to pass. As futuristic as it might sound – this happened in 2012 New York City, in a telephone booth installed in a …

[ Written by guest | 28 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

The sparkling waters of the Bosphorus, the endless views over thousands of roofs from the Tarlabasi Boulevard bridge, the stunning beauty in the Turkish women’s faces – this and more makes the magic of Istanbul. The Turkish Capitol is home to over 13 Million people (inofficial numbers even claim 20 Million), giving it a unique and powerful atmosphere that only cities of this size can embody. A stroll along the …

[ Written by Katja | 17 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]