A glimpse of St Petersburg

A glimpse of St Petersburg

Sometimes you think you are in Venice. The majestic palaces along the wide river, the art and statues that seem to be everywhere. But of course the gondolas are missing, boats are actually entirely missing,…

Ten myths about Berlin debunked

Ten myths about Berlin debunked

Berlin, the capital of hipsterland, the coolest place in Europe?! Yeah, I love living here, but not everything is nice and shiny. Time to debunk some popular misconceptions about the Hauptstadt.

The funky parts of Wedding

The funky parts of Wedding

When you talk to ‘real’ Berliner (born here, preferably at least 2nd generation…), you almost get the impression Wedding is a ghetto. Full of Turkish people, criminal, basically almost a no-go-area. So, after living here…

The surreal street art of Plotbot Ken

The surreal street art of Plotbot Ken

Urban exploring, the hobby of visiting abandoned industrial buildings, military camps, airports and other buildings, is surreal already. You enter deserted worlds and lost civilisations, and feel as if you are really alone. Silence instead…

Digging for Russia’s soul, part 1

Digging for Russia’s soul, part 1

So you thought Moscow was basically a vast collection of concrete highrise towers, occupied by orthodox, capitalism-fearing Christians? You were right, but also incredibly wrong. Because Moscow is what you want it to be. If…

Burger time: the best burger of Berlin!?

Burger time: the best burger of Berlin!?

They call them BBQ Bacon, Silly Joe’s, Kill Bill or Mexican Hot. We just call them burgers, and expect them to be damn tasty. So we went on a year-long, 45 restaurants long journey through…

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