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10 Reasons to Love Berlin (and One Thing I Hate)

“I love Berlin!!” It’s the standard reply people give when they hear we’re headed here. Yet, despite having spent more time Berlin than any other European city (except London, where we lived for 9 years), Stephen and I aren’t so sure… There have been times when we’ve disliked Berlin immensely, even a few days when […]

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Budget Berlin Vegan: 10 Places to Eat Vegan in Berlin for Less Than €10

Looking for the best Berlin vegan restaurants where you can eat on a traveller’s budget? Here’s our guide to our favourite budget Berlin vegan food! In 2013, when we were last in Berlin, there were a couple of good places for a budget Berlin vegan food. Since then, the Berlin vegan scene has gone totally […]

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Unforgettable Days Cycling In Europe, Part 2

As you know, we are both quite fond of nature and we like to preserve her resources whenever we can. With that in mind, we bring you a second day of recycled posts. For those of you who are new here, this should be a great introduction to our trip. For those of you who’ve […]

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Long time no see, or hǎo jiǔ bu jiàn in Chinese, seems like an appropriate calque to use today. You see, I have never seen China. However, in a little more than one week, Jane and I will arrive in Beijing. Yes, it is true. We are officially going to China!!! Our passports are back, […]

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What It Means To Be Free

Woke up to the sound of tribal drums beating in the distance. Once again, I thought my Game Of Thrones reading marathon had finally gotten the better of me. But no! It is the Berlin Marathon! I leaped out of bed, pulled on whatever clothes were lying around, grabbed the camera, and ran outside. The […]

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Nearly 80 years ago, despite outcry from around the world, the Olympic committee decided the Olympics should go ahead as planned, in Nazi Germany. Since we all know now that the IOC have taken a bribe or two in their time, I assume that at some point Hitler sent a few henchmen to visit various […]

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It’s Oktoberfest!

Do you know what happens when you’re in Germany in October (and late September, as it turns out)? That’s right. Oktoberfest! The world’s most famous place to drink very large beers. OK, so the real Oktoberfest happens in Munich, but that doesn’t stop the people of Berlin from gathering in Alexanderplatz to shiver in the […]

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Half A Year and Half A World Away

It is six months since spring was springing and we arrived in Rome to begin our journey. We have travelled almost 7,000 km through 15 countries to end up here, in Berlin, as winter creeps into the city. We hope to find out in the next 24 hours if we have passed the next hurdle, […]

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It’s Not All Drug Dealers And Graffiti You Know

Since we’ve been in Berlin, our mornings have been almost indistinguishable. We wake up late and then sit in bed reading, working, and drinking various caffeinated beverages. When we first got here, these mornings would stretch until 10 o’clock or so. As the days have worn on, and the sun has made fewer and fewer […]

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Let’s Go Wandering

Today Jane and I planned to have some ‘me’ time. When we spend almost every minute of every day together, recognising the need for some time alone is important. Actually forcing some personal time into our lives makes a huge difference, and I recommend it in any relationship, whether you are on a trip like […]

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