Berlin tips

I adore edgy, ever-changing, gay-friendly, arty Berlin. You will find typically German beer gardens but also very cool artistic cafes. Lots of street art, flea markets, history, museums and monuments. So far I've visited 7 times. On this page I will share my favorite spots! My Google Map with tips You can view this map …

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2 nights in Rome

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 October 2017 Meeting Mario's friends Mario wanted me to meet 2 friends of his in Rome: Cristina and Nico(-lina?-letta?), 2 women who've been a couple for 20 years, although they went through a break-up and a reunion and some rough waters lately. And Nico is moving to Washington DC for …

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Lucca – lovely historical city

Thursday 28 September - Sunday 1st October: Lucca, Italy The drive went rather smoothly except for the maniac Italian drivers. A little rant just below! Halfway through I wanted to have lunch and asked my navigation system for a restaurant. Wow, it took me way off the route to the bleakest village you can imagine, …

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Amsterdam tips: daytrips to other places

If you have 3 or more full days in Amsterdam you could consider visiting another place in the Netherlands. There are various beautiful historical towns and other sights within a 30 minute train/bus ride, even more within a 60 minutes radius. Zaanse Schans windmills & craft shops Okay, this was built for tourists, and yes …

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Amsterdam tips: facts and figures

Animation of Amsterdam's growth 1600-1700 Watch a beautiful animation of how central Amsterdam expanded and the canals were built from 1600 onwards. Credits: Stadsarchief / City Archives Amsterdam Amsterdam in numbers Source: Iamsterdam.com, August 2016 Inhabitants: 834,713 Inhabitants in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area: 2,388,318 Nationalities: 180 Visitors per year: 17.3 million Visitors per year (daytrippers): 10.6 …

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Amsterdam tips: links and other locals

Here are some links to other pages full of info about the city. I Amsterdam The city's website for visitors and expats with lots of info about events, museums, hotels, parking, etc. Your Little Black Book A fantastic website full of the latest new hotspots such as rooftop cinema nights, hip new coffee cafes, vegan lunch …

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Amsterdam tips: getting around

Walking Amsterdam is tiny compared to other capital cities. From one end of the center to the other is about 45 minutes on foot. If you are able-bodied you can walk between most of the sights. For example the walk from Anne Frank House to Rijksmuseum is around 25 minutes walk alongside pretty canals: You …

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