Over the last few years the memories of my visit to Berlin with my dad in 2006 haven’t faded away. The great Pergamon Museum in Berlin is still the coolest museum I’ve ever seen and the city’s history alone makes a visit to Berlin a unique experience. Berlin was and still is a wonderful city trip destination with culture, history and easy access for tourists all over town. Find out more about why you should visit Berlin too through reading Ivy’s guest post.”
6 reasons Berlin should be your next city break
A guest post by Ivy Oliver
Germany’s capital city of Berlin is one of the most pleasant and thriving regions of the European nation. As such, it’s little surprise the city stood out as the top urban destination in the country for 2016 – welcoming as many as 31 million visitors for overnight stays.
Today, let’s run through six of the many reasons why Berlin is definitely somewhere you should consider for your next city break. If you aren’t convinced already, you soon will be.
An adventurous cycle route by the Neckar, Kocher and Jagst
Straight away before the gates of Stuttgart in the city-triangle of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Nürnberg cyclists can enjoy many cycle paths. There is little traffic and lots to explore which makes it great for cycling! Several playgrounds for kids are located beside the road. Small lakes for a pick-nick break and many other attractions make sure the road is always interesting. …read more!
To hike the Kali Limni has been on my to do-list for the last 2 summers. Kali Limni is the highest peak of the Greek island Karpathos and actually of the entire Dodecanese. I feel like I can not leave this Greek island again without having been on its highest and best view-point. My work on Karpathos for the summer is coming to an end soon. Now I have the time to do the hikes I so desperately wanted to do. Last year Mister Viking an I decided to hike to Vrougounda after the summer. This time we get to see the breathtaking view of Rhodes in the East and Crete in the West from the top of the Kali Limni. ...read more!
If you have ever wanted to travel to Greece you might have considered visiting one of the Dodecanese islands. Most tourists will travel to Rhodes, Kos or perhaps even Karpathos, yet did you know that you can also visit Kasos and Armathia? Located between Karpathos and Crete, these remote islands are still untouched and are therefore unharmed by tourists. Now is the time to visit Kasos and Armathia. ...read more!
A life on a Greek island is something many people would basically kill for. In the summer of 2015 I started working on Karpathos as a tour guide and that meant I got to live there for 6 months and I am currently doing so again the summer of ’16.
It has been 1,5 month now that I’ve been living again in Italy for the winter season and last week it finally started to snow. Having all those pretty mountains around makes me want to take out my camera and take a hike when you won’t go snowboarding. This is the result of an afternoon stroll with my camera through the beautiful Albi di Canazei in the Italian Dolomites. ...read more!
Going to Vrougoúnda was something I had wanted to do all summer. I heard so many stories about this place, that it had gained my curiosity. Perhaps the beach was really as spectacular as I’d heard, but most of all it was the feeling I wanted to get – the feeling of being somewhere far, far away from everything.
Have you ever heard about the small island of Saria (in modern Greek Σαρία)? It is a rocky, volcanic island on the northern side of Karpathos. With only a couple of Shepherds living in Saria it is still said to be an uninhabited island. ...read more!
While much is written about the poor relationship between Greece and Turkey, epitomized by the divided island of Cyprus, at local level there are no such problems. There are numerous islands on the Turquoise Coast, many not far from the Turkish Mainland. Many are very small and uninhabited. Those that have a population are exclusively Greek and there is regular daily contact between the Greek population and their near neighbours, Turks. They happily co-exist and tourists coming to the area can sail these seas going backwards and forwards between Turkey and Greece. ...read more!
Today I woke up in a warm bed. Outside the temperatures are -10 Cº and the mountain scenery is quite different compared to where I come from. Hiking up a hill is something that exhausts me because I grew up with low and flat lands. I don’t mind going down hill though, especially when there is enough snow and I can use a snowboard to do so. Staying in the Italian Dolomites lets me discover more about myself. About why the Netherlands isn’t really my thing the whole year through since right now I can be in surroundings with extreme nature. Huge mountains, snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls and lakes, curvy roads and wild foxes that take my breath away as they appear so suddenly. ...read more!
It’s weekend and that means I get to do some sightseeing with my boyfriend’s family. Today we’re driving up to Kalmar to cross the bridge to the island called Öland. That is if the weather allows us to do so. We tried yesterday, but it was way to foggy in the entire area. Today it seems like it might be a great day for seeing some beautiful landscapes and taking pictures out on this island in the Baltic Sea. It’s cloudy and the wind is blowing, but the sun is peeking through the clouds. ...read more!