Zoos are something that always make me feel conflicted. While I hate seeing wild animals in captivity, especially if they seem agitated, I love animals. LOVE them! It’s unusual for us to even visit more than one zoo in a year, but during our recent trip to Berlin, we spent our last day in the city exploring the aquarium and one of the city’s two Continue reading Zoo Berlin, A Fantastic Attraction for Animal Fanatics
Boats are cool and hostels are cool, so a hostel boat must be the coolest, right? After a memorable three-night stay on board the Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat in Berlin, we’re definitely convinced. The timing couldn’t have been better either since our stay coincided with New Year’s Eve. Every year on December 31st, your typical Continue reading New Year’s Aboard the Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat
Until our most recent trip to Berlin, Travis and I had never gone on a guided walking tour of a city – paid or free. When we’ve gone on other kinds of guided tours, we’re always the slowest in the bunch, hanging back to take photos or read some obscure sign nobody in their right mind cares to read. Even when we know we might “get Continue reading SANDEMANs “Free” Berlin Guided Walking Tour: Yea or Nay?
Who doesn’t love German Christmas markets? Towards the end of November, they start popping up in towns across the country. It seems no village is too small to host their own festive extravaganza. In any given year, Berlin alone offers between 50 and 100 Christmas markets, though only a handful of them are sizable. Each market Continue reading Two of the Best Christmas Markets in Berlin
No city in Germany is quite like Berlin. Whether you’re interested in historical sites from WWII, the city’s subsequent division under Soviet rule, street art, international cuisine, or world-class museums, the city has something for everyone. Next to centuries-old buildings, modern new businesses spring up daily. The city changes so quickly Continue reading Footsteps Through Berlin: 15 Unforgettable Experiences
In all of our travels, Travis and I have only applied for visas a few times. We applied for them in Switzerland in 2014 – and again in Germany this year – in order to be allowed to remain in-country beyond the 90-day time frame allowed for tourists. Both times, these visas were required for us to legally work and live as long-term Continue reading Applying for an Indian e-Tourist Visa
A couple of weeks ago, my friends Rana and Dorota proposed our first road trip together to Poland by way of Frankfurt and Berlin. Both of them are spontaneous, flexible, and have an insatiable love of traveling, so I was excited to not only go on a girls’ trip, but finally see more of Europe! Unfortunately, Travis had to stay home to Continue reading Berlin, The Gritty City