Berlin Part 12: Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Cathedral and Much Food

Friday 5 April – Tuesday 9 April 2019

Last year, my family had our first full family trip to Berlin. My Dad and one of my brothers was running the Berlin Half Marathon and my Mum, other brother and me would be cheering them on. For some crazy reason, they decided to do the same thing this year and my other brother decided to join them.

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A Guide to Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Berlin

Blog updated: April 2020

Berlin is easily one of my favourite cities in the world. There’s so much good food and so many great and interesting bars. It’s also a good city to be in both if you’re a backpacker on a budget and if you want to treat yourself. I must admit, during my summer in the city, the main thing I did was eat so this guide will mainly focus on that but since many of these places also do good drinks, that really is a win win.  Continue reading “A Guide to Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Berlin”

17 Touristy Things To Do In Paris

After my latest trip in February this year, I have now been to Paris a whole three times – only two of which I actually remember since the first time I was 11. Despite multiple visits, I have yet to do anything that’s particularly off the tourist trail but since I’ve loved my visits to Paris I’m going to share my incredibly touristy activities anyway.

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Five days in Paris: Part 2

Saturday 9th February – Monday 11th February 2019

After two days of exploring Paris by myself, spent wandering around museums and eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it (I’d had a great time), Saturday arrived and with it came my friends. I’d had a lovely time solo but I was looking forward to seeing them – I just had a few other things I wanted to do first.

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Five Days in Paris: Part 1

Thursday 7th February – Friday 8th February 2019

For me, 2019 marks the first year of 30th birthdays (not mine). The first of these was at the beginning of the month. My housemate decided to use her 30th as an excuse to get a group of her friends to go to Paris for a weekend. Obviously I was game. In fact I was so game that I arrived two days before the weekend’s events kicked off. Continue reading “Five Days in Paris: Part 1”

A Guide to Berlin’s Christmas Markets

Blog updated: January 2019

As much as I do hate winter, Christmas is probably my favourite time of year. I love the food, I love the festiveness and I love the markets. I first went to actual German markets back in 2004 when I was 13 and I went on a school trip to visit the ones in Aachen and Cologne. They were amazing. They were rustic and festive and I was able to find some lovely gifts, whilst munching away on tasty market sweet treats.

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Berlin Part 11: German Christmas Markets and Japanese Food

Friday 7 December – Monday 10 December 2018

For two years in a row, my Dad and I went to the Christmas markets in Berlin to do our Christmas shopping. This year, I thought we would have to break what could have become a tradition. I was going to be going away for a long weekend around Christmas but this year the plan was to go to Tromso with a friend from university. I’d booked the time off work but before I booked my flights, my friend announced he had to cancel due to work commitments. Continue reading “Berlin Part 11: German Christmas Markets and Japanese Food”

Galway Girls Weekend

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November 2018

Ireland is one of those places that is so close to home, I never really consider it as a holiday destination, despite the fact that I would actually love to explore it more – I know it has some amazing landscape. So when one of my work friends, who comes from an area near Galway (so lets call her GG), suggested a group of us went for the weekend, I was all aboard.

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Berlin Part 10: Treptower Park, Mauerpark and Sanssouci Park

Thursday 18 – Monday 22 October 2018

Sometimes I wonder how much more of the world I would have seen by now if I had never discovered Berlin. This thought is always shortly followed by another – that I don’t really care. As much as I love travelling and discovering new places, going to Berlin for me now always has a sense of going home and that’s lovely.

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Berlin Part 9: Benedict’s Brunch, East Side Gallery and SoHo House

Friday 17th August – Sunday 19th August 2018

After 6 months of living in Romania, you may think that my last weekend before moving back to London would be an important one to spend at home – making the most of the things I’d come to love. Like chips from Cartofisserie, Gyros from Thessaloniki, burgers from Simbio, pancakes from Coftale and Hugos from Linea / Closer To The Moon. And, of course, I’d need time to say goodbye to Therme. Earlier on in my trip, however, that thought didn’t occur to me. My friend was on secondment in Vienna and we both had a public holiday on the Wednesday before so we figured we could take a couple of days off and make it into a trip to explore more of Eastern Europe. Continue reading “Berlin Part 9: Benedict’s Brunch, East Side Gallery and SoHo House”