Baden-Baden, Germany

One of the pluses of living in Strasbourg, is that it borders on Germany (and Switzerland is not so far away either), so you can plan a last minute trip to another country for the price of less than 15 euros return on FlixBus. Wow, who would have thought freedom of movement could actually be, [...]

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Berlinaroids

I'm still, at times, thinking back nostalgically to Berlin. Perhaps mainly because the coffees here in Brussels are tiny compared to milchkaffees. And I haven't seen a black turtleneck at all here. But I have my little collection of Polaroids I took during my five month stay in Berlin. The cold weather kept a a very [...]

German Quirks

After 5 months more or less living in Berlin, I had fallen in love with a city (again). Half of me didn't want to leave, half of me was excited for the next adventure (hiya Brussels! - I will give an update sooner or later) Maybe one day I will return for longer? Who knows, [...]

Charlottenburg Palace

Located in the neighbourhood of Charlottenburg (shocking), the palace is one of the most famous in Germany. Named after Sophie Charlotte, who died an early death, and had commissioned it with her husband Friedrich III. It is a lavish palace with baroque and rococo styling, although more was added by their descendants. When visiting it [...]

Gendarmenmarkt

Another cold December weekend, another Christmas market! This time I went to the Gendarmenmarkt, another big and well-known Christmas market of Berlin. I ate roasted chestnuts, and cheesy fatty amazing food, and of course drank mulled wine. I decided to try white mulled wine, but honestly red mulled wine reigns supreme. I also bought some [...]