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Checkpoint Charlie: Must-see in Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie: Must-see in Berlin

Before I reached Checkpoint Charlie on my city tour bus, I was imagining it to be a large historic site, with the Berlin wall on either side, and wide open spaces. I had to rush down from my double-decker bus, when the driver announced we had arrived at Checkpoint Charlie. If you were visiting Berlin(…)

Published On: Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Berlin City Tour – Hop-on Hop-off Buses

Berlin City Tour – Hop-on Hop-off Buses

If you’re thinking about adding Berlin to your travel plans, taking the Hop-on Hop-off (HoHo) bus tour would make it worth the visit. Most Ho-Ho tour operators have stops at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the main train station in Berlin. Getting a ticket is easy, either you can buy one online, or ask your hotel, or(…)

Published On: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
A Sculpture Named Berlin

A Sculpture Named Berlin

When all you got is one day in the historic city of Berlin, getting on one of those ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ buses seems like the best option. These tours are the drive-thru version of a fine dining experience. Getting a front row seat makes it even better. Touring through Berlin, the bus stopped at Tauentzienstraße, which(…)

Published On: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Berlin Train Station – Memories at Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin Train Station – Memories at Berlin Hauptbahnhof

The train snaked into Berlin’s main station early in the morning, I collected my bags and rubbed my eyes walking through Berlin’s massive new landmark – The Berlin Hauptbahnhof. I knew from my frantic last minute readings that in Germany ‘Hauptbahnhof’ means main or central station. It may not be in the center of the(…)

Published On: Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Berlin Bike Rental – Quick & Easy

Berlin Bike Rental – Quick & Easy

There isn’t a time in Berlin, when you can’t a spot a bicycle on the roads. The city has taken biking seriously, with dedicated bike lanes and separate bike paths throughout the city. Stand at any intersection during rush hour and you could clearly see bicycles outnumber all other vehicles combined. Next to walking, bicycles are(…)

Published On: Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Spotted in Berlin – Hotel With a View

Spotted in Berlin – Hotel With a View

After an active day touring Berlin, I got off at Alexanderplatz. Taking the taxi back to the hotel seemed like an easier option, but experiencing  a city from behind the window of a taxi wasn’t my idea of adventure. I picked a street and started walking, a stranger in a new town. Walked by little(…)

Published On: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Brandenburg Gate Festival of Lights [VIDEO]

Brandenburg Gate Festival of Lights [VIDEO]

They say walking is the best way to explore a new place, and in Berlin there’s a surprise at every stop. Walking through the light drizzle, I walked into the ‘Lights Art’ show at the famous Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Every October, Berlin’s Festival of Lights transforms the city into a massive ‘Light Art’ exhibition(…)

Published On: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Berlin’s Mobile Hot Dog Vendors

Berlin’s Mobile Hot Dog Vendors

Walking down Alexanderplatz in Berlin, I spotted this unique one man business. This hot dog vendor had taken the traditional hot dog cart business to a whole new dimension. This mobile hot dog vendor was a “one man army”, with a cooking grill attached to his waist, an umbrella to protect him from the sun,(…)

Published On: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Berlin’s Festival Of Lights

Berlin’s Festival Of Lights

The last two days of my visit to Germany were spent in the glorious city of Berlin. With a city like Berlin, with so much history and significance, two days seemed too little to explore its little joys. I got on one of those Hop-on Hop-off buses, to have a quick express tour of the city. After a busy day,(…)

Published On: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013