Berlin
Whats that Jingle on German Trains?
If youve ever taken the Deutsche Bahn Trains in Berlin, chances are youve at least once heard a synth organ blast out a strange Volksmusik [...]
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Berlin
The Nazi Eagles of Berlin
Reichsadler. The word (unfairly) conjours up images of a Nazi Eagle and the Third Reich. Yet the Eagle as a symbol of Power has existed [...]
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Blogging
The Columbo Statue in Budapest
If you happen to stroll through Budapests V District and pass by the Falk Miksa Utca, you might end up doing a double take when [...]
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Berlin
The 8 Windmills of Berlin
Berlin used to be swamped with Windmills. It might be hard to believe but by the year 1860, over 150 Windmills sprouted up in and [...]
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Berlin
Berlins Shortest Street
Berlin is full of famous streets. The illustrious Kurfürstendam with its luxury shops. The historical "Unter den Linden" lined with Embassies leading up to the [...]
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Berlin
The Jaczoturm
Not many Berliners know of the Jaczoturm - and even amongst the locals in Spandau it remains somewhat unknown. Hidden along the entrance of the Jaczoschlucht [...]
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Berlin
What to do with 4 Kilos worth of change?
Im an accidental Numismatic. Over the course of +3 years, ive been collecting all the 1,2 and 5 Cent coins that have crossed my path. What [...]
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111 Places in Berlin
111 Places in Berlin – Nr 205: The Spitteleck
Spittelmarkt. East Berlin still feels like East Berlin here. The massive 6 Lane Leipziger Straße cuts through the city  while the "Komplex Leipziger Straße" - [...]
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Blogging
The Paris Bird Market
You can hear the whistles and tweets before you even reach the last step of the Cité Metro Station. If you got off at this [...]
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Blogging
Paris Point Zéro
Trampled by the hordes of tourists crossing the Place Jean-Paul II in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral lies a small piece of hidden French history [...]
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Berlin
The German Christmas Pickle Myth
A few years back when my family was living in San Francisco, I encountered this interesting  so-called, "German" tradition - The German Christmas Pickle.  My [...]
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Blogging
The Tallest Jesus Statue In The World
 Its far too depressing to be Rio. The lack of Palm Trees and an abundance of Ukrainian Trucks could be more than a slight give [...]
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