• Berlin cycle tour

    June 24th 2010 katie

    We’re not usually the touristy-tour types, but were recommended the Fat Tire tours as a great way to see a lot of Berlin’s historic sites in one swoop. We took the tour on Monday afternoon when the scorching-hot weather was a bit more chilled out – not that it was a tough cycle as we…

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  • Berlin: Street Art

    June 18th 2010 katie

    Berlin is full of graffiti and street art. Most of the time it’s quantity over quality, with every building’s ground floor dabbed with tags and scribbles which just ruins the otherwise attractive townhouses. But there are several more organised areas where serious street artists go to work creating really interesting things. Tacheles is a huge…

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  • Berlin: Michelberger hotel

    June 14th 2010 katie

    We stayed at the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, hopelessly attracted to the shabby-luxe decor exhibited on its strange animated website. Housed in an old factory building in the south-east Friedrichshain area of town, it’s budget-priced but super-stylish. Rooms range from the compact ‘Cosy’ to the larger ‘Luxe’ rooms, which are each done out in a…

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  • Berlin: food

    June 12th 2010 katie

    I had high hopes for eating in Berlin. Not, unfortunately, for traditional German food – all that bratwurst is no good for a veggie – but it’s famously a city that loves its long brunches and kaffee und kuchen breaks, as well as having a reputation for good Asian food including Thai and Vietnamese. I…

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  • Berlin

    June 10th 2010 katie

    Very much enjoyed my long weekend in Berlin. Just got my rolls of films back, here are a few snaps for a start. Keep an eye on my Flickr for lots more, and blog posts on Berlin’s food, street art and history coming soon..!

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