Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016

A while ago, I stumbled upon a quote saying something like “whenever you want to say that you don’t have time, say you don’t want to make it a priority instead”. It may sound harsh, but it’s shockingly true: You can always make time for things that are a priority. And yes, in the last months, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016”

Photo Essay: The Best of February 2016

You know, I wouldn’t even care if we had just skipped February altogether. Seriously, the month of February is just miserable in Central Europe — and it’s probably even worse in Northern Germany, because if the sun ever shows she does it in Southern Germany. Anyways, besides my best efforts and resolutions to stay positive, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of February 2016”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank! Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition”

Photo Essay: The Best of March 2015

March somehow went by so quickly that I can barely believe it’s been four weeks since wrote my February round-up. But busy months always pass quickly, and March definitely was a busy month: From work obligations, to networking at the world’s biggest travel trade fair, to photo shoots, to a trip to Italy with my mom, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of March 2015”

Eat, Drink, See: My New Favorites in Berlin

It took me a while until I understood what fascinates people with Berlin. Berlin is not the kind of city you fall in love with at first sight because it’s so beautiful. But once you looked behind the facade of all the ugly concrete post-war buildings, you can understand why people from all over the world keep … Continue reading “Eat, Drink, See: My New Favorites in Berlin”

September in Germany via Instagram

Of course, I want to travel. A lot. But I want to travel a whole lot more than I actually can: I like my job as a medievalist, but honestly, it’s quite time-consuming and it’s definitely not a job that is making me rich. Thus, I’m constantly torn between feeling guilty for not reading and researching … Continue reading “September in Germany via Instagram”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Berlin in a Day

Okay, I know the title of this article sounds insane. And believe me, it was quite the insane project. Berlin is huge — even more spread out than New York City! And it’s a common mistake for people visiting (or moving to) Berlin to think it’ll only take 20 minutes to get somewhere. The truth … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Berlin in a Day”

On Berlin’s Urban Food Myths

Berlin is not a foodie capital per se. Obviously, international tourists do come for the legendary currywurst, national visitors tend come for the best döner kebabs in the country, but other than that — what is special about food in Berlin? Other than that the city is so multicultural that there won’t be any international … Continue reading “On Berlin’s Urban Food Myths”

Living like a Local in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

I’ve been to Berlin three times, and my visits could not have been more different: My first trip there was with my parents when I was fifteen. We stayed in a gross basement apartment somewhere in the suburbs, and I barely saw Berlin, because I constantly had my nose in a book. And to be … Continue reading “Living like a Local in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin”

Berlin via Instagram

It’s been a year since I upgraded my old phone, which basically looked like an ancient mini fax machine, to a newer one so I could finally join Instagram. I had been stalking people’s Instagram web profiles for months and it was the wish to share my own images online that made me give in … Continue reading “Berlin via Instagram”