Aside from the iconic Ampelmann pedestrian crossing lights here is another iconic Berlin image: huge brightly colored pipes that crisscross the city. Most commonly in pink. I've always wanted to know . . .
When we just moved to Berlin, walking around we would notice these Brass Plaques in between the cobblestones on the sidewalks. They are called STOLPERSTEINES or "stumbling stones" in English. . . .
If you are an expat or diplomat who moves every 2-3 years, the dreaded question before the end of each posting is "How do I get rid of things that I can't bring to my next destination?" Below are . . .
When we were living in Berlin, we wanted to hang a Parol. It's a very iconic Filipino symbol for Christmas! A parol (/pɑːˈroʊl/) is a Filipino ornamental lantern that . . .
What many visitors from Asia don't expect is that everything is closed on Sundays in Berlin, except for the following ChurchesSome RestaurantsSome FloristsHotel Restaurants - like Neni . . .
When visiting Berlin or any other place with a foreign language it's very important to learn the phrase "I'm so sorry, do you speak English?" in the local tongue, because it is considered very rude to . . .
Christmas Eve or 24 December is when Germans celebrate Christmas, so the afternoon and evening of the 24th is when the city is on lockdown. This is the time to visit family, bake Christmas cookies, . . .
I've gotten asked by two separate people about what to do in Berlin in the Winter. My initial answer is always: CHRISTMAS MARKETS! These are original to Germany, where the tradition of the Christmas . . .
If you are travelling or moving to Berlin and are looking for an affordable place to stay in the heart of Kurfürstendamm, this might be the place for you. We stayed here for 2 weeks in 2013 while we . . .
If you are looking for Spanish, Portuguese, Mexican and other Latin American products, Super Iberico near Kochstrasse is the place to go. We decided it was a place worth commuting to, even if it's . . .