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!
A disquiet feeling goes from my teeth down into my toes when I realize that it’s time to leave. It’s time for a trip – a new destination – and that means I will have to say goodbye once again. The house that became my home, our home, has to be cleaned and things need to be packed. Goodbye diners and drinks with the people we’ve met turn into a full agenda filler. People that became close friends in such a short time. Whether I’m staying somewhere for two week or for six months, it doesn’t really matter. Saying goodbye doesn’t get any easier, even though it’s not a farewell forever. The place where I have found my rhythm – a way to fit with the local style – now has to wait for my return. …read more!
In Costa Rica, close to the Panama border on the Caribbean coast, you will find Puerto Viejo. This laid back town with Caribbean feel is still overlooked by most tourists, but make sure you visit it now before it becomes “too” popular in the future. Puerto Viejo still offers some of Costa Rica’s best beaches, reggae beats and a unique culture of both Afro-Caribbean and indigenous people. There are surf breaks for beginners and more experienced wave catchers. Even animal shelters where you can volunteer or simply pay a guided visit have been started. Nice restaurants, good street food and fun party places, it has it all. Even diving is an activity you can do here certain months a year. Are you up for some reggae time in Puerto Viejo?