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Cologne nature walk

Wahn Heath

There are some remarkable places to visit in Cologne, especially if you get a chance to drift away from the urban areas. Locals and visitors are generally hungry for hidden jewels to explore.  The Wahn Heath, is an oasis of green recreation found just around the corner from the downtown crowds. There, you can find …

Stuttgart has the cool pools!

Mineral baths

Did you know that Stuttgart is the second largest city in Europe that has mineral water source pools ? Leuze, located just outside of downtown Stuttgart, is where you need to go to see this. Here you can enjoy up to nine different pools, some outdoors and others indoors, whose temperatures range between 20 and…

Having bicycle trouble?

Hitchhiking

If you decide not to rent a bike in Amsterdam, but still want to get the experience on a bike, then you will like this! Only in Amsterdam, have they figured a way to reinvent hitchhiking, Amsterdam-style hitchhiking! If you yell “Backie” to a local who rides a bike with a yellow rack on the…

Berlin Futbol (soccer) Stadium

Olympic Stadium

If you are a futbol/soccer lover (like the majority of Germans), without question you must visit the Olympic stadium of Berlin, or at least take a photograph of the stadium and landscape. This colossus structure was constructed in record time, just under 2 years, just in time for the controversial Olympic summer games of 1936,…

How to order food in Cologne

Bread and Cheese

Asking for the traditional “Halve Hahn” in Cologne for sure will cause some confusion for tourists, and even Germans alike. After seeing this on a menu, and looking it up in your dictionary, or more likely your translation app,  you’ll be excited to order “half a chicken”, and soon start the feast. If you are…

Hockley side of Nottingham

Happy scene Nottingham

If you asked locals the question, “Soho is to New York as (blank) is to Nottingham.” the answer will soon be: Hockley. This neighborhood is known to be a fun and creative section of the city, with a trendy mix of places to enjoy.    Hockley is integrated with the famous “Creative Quarter” of Nottingham,…

Amsterdam on ice

a group of people riding skis on a snowy street

After years of getting used to mild weather, the Dutch have woken up one day this winter to the first of many days of frigid temperatures and the rare occurrence of Netherlands freezing over. Well, the canals at least! That’s when the Dutch scrambled through their dusty storage boxes and unearthed their ice skates. Instantly,…

Farina, time to smell nice!

a large brick building

Although the city of Cologne is known for its Gothic Cathedral, its perfumery tradition is well known (the German brand 4711 being the most famous of this type) and if you want to delve into its interesting history you can visit the Perfume Museum in the Casa Farina ( Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus in German). This site is located…

Kiosk and Cologne

Kiosk

If there’s something in Cologne that you do not need to worry about finding, it is Kiosks, conveniently located throughout the entire city. Look over your shoulder, at every street corner, and you will find a Kiosk.   They are open conveniently late and are life savers during the summer days. “Netflix and chill” becomes…

Coming to Nottingham?

a large stone building with a mountain in the background

When someone mentions Nottingham we think of the famous thief in green tights, Robin Hood. If you ask a local what to see in the city, they most likely will not send you to the castle, but to the Caves. At City Of Caves , you can see how its caves were used for different purposes for…