Europe

Restaurants we like: Toca Rouge (Berlin)

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Whether you come to Berlin on holiday or if you live here, there are some great restaurants to be discovered in this city with international Cuisine, some of which we would like to introduce to you. They feature Oriental, African, American or Eastern European fare, have exotic interior, great athmosphere and, very important, reasonable prices. A meal and a g[...]

Finding Berlin

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"People who come to Berlin can’t find what everyone loves about it. People who have always lived in Berlin can’t find what they used to love about it." "Finding Berlin" is a new blog exactly about that, about finding what makes Berlin so special to people. I for myself don't live in Berlin, but I love this city and I can't even tell you why. Is it [...]

3 Great Art Bars in Budapest

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I arrived in Budapest for my semester abroad in the beginning of September. Unfortunately the glorious sunny days didn’t last for very long, and soon we found ourselves facing rain (and eventually snow) and looking for ways to do our socializing indoors. Budapest has fantastic night life, but while a crazy night out dancing is great fun, it’s not the best[...]

Through the eyes of... Carolin Weinkopf

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Another discovery from our travelettes flickr group is Carolin Weinkopf. Born and raised in a small town in West Germany she's now been living in Berlin for six years. Originally she studied journalism and political sciences, but she currently works exclusively as a photographer. She runs a blog and a website. How is traveling part of your life? My [...]

Portuguese temptations: Cakes in Lisbon

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Dear Travelettes, Let me make a confession: Since I arrived in Lisbon I’ve eaten a cake, or some kind of traditional sweet, every day. That is more than 100 cakes the last few months, something that should make me quite a cake-expert (although it’s not the best preparation for the bikini season). When that is said, I read somewhere if you leave Portugal w[...]

Travel links of the week #3

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Guten Tag Travelettes, Given the fact that I am German and love my country and also love travelling around my country, this weeks travel links are all about Germany. Well, almost. Whether you’re learning German or are just curious and want to know more about the country, check out GermanHeit. Blog owner Babsi gives you an insight on the German language[...]

Hiking in Norway

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Ever since I moved away from Norway I find there is something magical about returning to the fjords and the mountains. After spending time in the ”concrete jungle” or in small green spots in the city it is liberating to go walking for hours and get some fresh mountain-air. Sometimes you can also find a nice spot to take a (freezing) bath. When I go back t[...]

Berlin - Open-mic night at Madame Claude

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Dear travelettes, living in Berlin a lot of people always email me asking where they should go out in Berlin. I've already introduced my favorite club HBC a couple months ago. It's time to tell you about my new favorite bar - Madame Claude. This cosy Kreuzberg hangout that is owned by a bunch of French people has great cocktails, cute bartenders and furni[...]

Mini-break by bike: Lisbon - the Alentejo coast

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What do you do when you have about 30 euros (and a week until you get your next salary), 3 days off and a strong urge to travel? I was complaining to a good friend about this, and got this e-mail back: be ready at 7AM tomorrow, have about 10 euros ready, your bicycle and two changes of clothes. The morning after we were ready for 3 days of pedaling in Por[...]

Recyclart: a little bit of 'underground' in Brussels

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Before visiting Brussels last summer, I innocently reduced the small nation of Belgium to a row of clichées, namely french fries (oh, the irony...), exquisite chocolates and comic books. I was more than happy to revise my opinion, especially since I've disliked Tintin, Lucky Luke and their compatriots for as long as I can remember.Truth be told: Brussels has[...]

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