Europe, Germany, Travel

Awesome and Free Things to Do in Berlin

I LOVED Berlin, and I'll tell you this for free (get it, for free!?)- I wasn't expecting to. In a slightly macabre way, what makes this very modern, hipster-filled city so interesting is it's dark past; and although it's true that many of the tourist hotspots here centre on the city's horrible history, I do… Continue reading Awesome and Free Things to Do in Berlin

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One Night in Berlin (Peppermint schnapps, feta and big brass bands)

For the last couple of years, I've spent several months a year living and working in the German city of Hamburg; and despite the fact that collectively those months add up to a significant amount of time, until this Autumn I'd never actually seen anywhere else in the whole of Germany. Which is pretty ridiculous,… Continue reading One Night in Berlin (Peppermint schnapps, feta and big brass bands)

Europe, Germany, Travel

6 Places to Grab a Coffee in Hamburg (That Aren’t Starbucks)

Well pals, it's no secret that I'm a real fan of a good coffee shop, due partly of course to my love of a good cup of coffee but also to the general experience of the whole shebang. A good coffee shop is in my opinion 50% about the coffee and 50% about the atmosphere… Continue reading 6 Places to Grab a Coffee in Hamburg (That Aren’t Starbucks)

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A Rather Late Round-Up of 2017

I'm a bit late to the party here pals given that we're almost one month into the new year, but at this particular moment in time I appear to be stuck in a hotel in Hamburg with not a whole lot to do; so what better way to fill the time than a casual reflection… Continue reading A Rather Late Round-Up of 2017

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Christmas in Hamburg: The Art of the Weihnachtsmarkt!

'Tis the season to be jolly y'all!! And as I'm somehow located in jolly old Germany for this year's Christmas season, it's the first time in my entire life that I've experienced a real life German Christmas market, and let me tell you this for free: they are kind of a big deal. The only… Continue reading Christmas in Hamburg: The Art of the Weihnachtsmarkt!