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Escape: Into Brandenburg with Opel Cascada

It’s that time of the year! All Berliners wanna flock out of the city and into Brandenburg, watch butterflies, swim in lakes, eat all the creamy cakes, and watch the sun set while lying on a green lawn. To make your list of escape destinations a little longer, I’m giving you three places you must see this summer. And to make your travel loads easier and more stylish, my cooperation partner CarUnity is giving you a pretty convertible for a weekend! We got three Opel Cascada waiting for you on the weekend of July 29th to 31st, choose your favorite escape destination and leave a comment under this article.

In cooperation with Opel

This is my dog, a mighty mutt from Sardinia.

Dogs in Berlin: Introduction

About a 100.000 dogs are officially registered as living in Berlin, the real number is probably twice as high. And it makes sense, Berlin is, all in all, a quite dog-friendly city, especially compared to other cities of its size and influence. Paris is the worst city for dogs I ever encountered, and I wouldn’t even think about taking my dog to London or New York, but having a dog in Berlin is something very enjoyable. Loads of parks and greenery, many pals to play with, and a generally very friendly attitude towards dogs are a joy for every dog owner. I wanted to write a guide about dogs for quite some time now, and this is the first round, summarizing all the rules one has to consider when coming to or living in Berlin with a dog. The next articles will include notes on where to take your dog to have fun, and where to shop for your pup. Oh and let me know your questions and suggestions in the comments!

You can have this every day now: Jones Ice Cream.

Seriously: 10 New Food Places You Have To Try This Summer

On this particularly pretty July day, I’m sharing with you a new list of places I wanna try in the next weeks, when finally summer is rolling in again. Some exciting locations opened their doors in the past weeks, manifesting Berlin’s spot on the international list of culinary destinations – from long awaited ice cream parlors, to even more local and seasonal dishes, Berlin is by now offering something for almost all flavor profiles. As usual, I’ve not eaten at these places yet, but what I know of them is promising enough to put them on my list. If you want more or just make sure you checked all on the previous lists, here’s the spring edition. Can’t wait to hear your reviews and thoughts, and maybe even loads more recommendations? Until then, happy eating!

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Breakfast in Neukölln: No58 Speiserei

On an especially chilly July Saturday, I found myself in a cute little café on a quiet side street of Schillerkiez in Neukölln, browsing the breakfast menu after an hour of play on the Tempelhofer airfield with the dog. And while usually my appetite goes for chia pudding, poached eggs, or loads of avocado and other things on sourdough bread, this time, I was actually in the mood for a classic, German breakfast. Yeah, it was surprising to me too, after so many years of calling for extravagant morning food creations, I craved the simple dish with assorted cheese, jam, fruits and veggies. Easy to explain though, I grew up like this. And I was lucky to be at No58 Speiserei when the nostalgia hit me, because they do the classic so very well.

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FuGeeLa: Refugees in Berlin #20

The news about the situation of refugees in Berlin are still coming in, but they’ve slowed down. The situation has been calming down for several months now, since less and less refugees arrive in Berlin. Not because there are none, but because Europe closed its borders. Here’s a summary of what’s been happening in the last weeks and how you can help.