Berlin is the special place we call our home. While travelling the continents and discovering the world, we are constantly stumbling over cities that somehow remind us of our beloved home far, far away. This is about Finding Berlin in the distance. Because home is where your heart is.

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Tandiss Travels: Tel Aviv


My friend Nor­man from i-ref asked me to join him on a trip to Tel Aviv for which in return I had to keep a travel diary. As I am always broke and also too stub­born to accept that some people have to save their money in order to go on a vacation, I agreed to do it. Also, I always wanted

Laily’s Berlin: Roskilde Festival


Alright, I guess I am a little ashamed to say that for the past 20 glor­i­ous years that I have lived I had never atten­ded a real, get in the dirt, tents-out, sun-kissed, music fest­ival (a fact that Sara appar­ently approves of). I know. I’ve heard all about it. Maybe too much about it. I often feel like people get out of there

Escape To Ostsee: Warnemünde

07.07.2015 · 3 comments

While on this par­tic­u­lar week­end, 97% of all Ber­liners traveled to the atro­city that is Fusion Fest­ival (see Sara’s wise insights on music fest­ival here) — not an option for me, either — I decided very un-spontaneously to spend the week­end with The Boy­friend aka Johannes and his fam­ily in Warnemünde at the Baltic Sea (“Ost­see”, aka the Hamp­tons of

Reinforcing Music Festival Stereotypes

06.07.2015 · 3 comments

You know what hasn’t been my dream? Going num­ber 2 in a plastic box! Finally, it came true at every music fest­ival I’ve ever been to. This is why I quit doing music fest­ivals (I also quit hav­ing fun in gen­eral, because fun always involves dirt and I wear too expens­ive clothes for that now. This is what hap­pens
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Spreewald: Idyllic Boredom

02.07.2015 · 3 comments

I needed to get out of the city, not for amuse­ment, but to re-charge my batteries. My self-therapeutic meas­ures (in a nut­shell: a con­stant state of denial, com­bined with an over­clocked CPU) can only last so long before I go com­pletely crazy. The past few months were tough, really tough, but there’s still a long way to go before I can

Dresden & The Saxon Switzerland National Park

05.06.2015 · 2 comments

There’s always some­thing about me. I’m either extremely moody, stressed out, exor­bit­antly over­ex­cited or just plain weird, which is prob­ably my nor­mal state. When my sig­ni­fic­ant other told me that per­haps I needed a little more phys­ical activ­ity to get my focus on track — maybe a little get-away for the week­end to cre­ate the neces­sary

Running Amsterdam


Tan­diss, our new sports– and lifestyle/health cor­res­pond­ent, is for­cing me to be healthy. Incid­ent­ally, she is also my flat mate, which means now I have to do all sorts of sports. Among them yoga, run­ning, and dying a little bit inside every time I have to “watch my cal­or­ies”. I am a vic­tim of her sports-dictatorship. Over are the fatty
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About Doing Nothing Particularly Exciting In London

11.03.2015 · 4 comments

As I’ve grown older, wiser and fat­ter, I have real­ized that there are many dif­fer­ent ways to travel — and not all of them have to be par­tic­u­larly excit­ing. I mean, most travels are primar­ily exhausting. And most of the vari­ous attempts in dis­cov­er­ing dif­fer­ent coun­tries & people have a lot to more do with blown up expect­a­tions of one’s self and

Finding Torino


To make it clear right away: I love Italy. In a really Ger­man way. Ger­mans are real romantics with this one. They have expressed a deep desire for the Italian land­scape and its cul­tural achieve­ments; most sig­ni­fic­antly found in the writ­ings of Goethe. Even though the post­mod­ern ver­sion of Italy is very dif­fer­ent from its aspir­ing Renais­sance self, I am

Oman — Detox For The Mind


Although Ber­lin hasn’t been crippled by winter as much this sea­son, every year we long for another escape into the sun. And every year — some­times more than once — this ques­tion pops up: where to go? The Carib­bean are too expens­ive (and frankly, a little tacky, although I cer­tainly wouldn’t mind the cash to up and leave) and everything even

5 Things To Do On A Stopover In Dubai

03.02.2015 · 2 comments

In the Find­ing Dubai edit­or­ial, I made pretty clear that Dubai might not be for every­one, but is cer­tainly worth a stop­over of about 48 hours if you’re at it. Now, there are many reas­ons to go to Dubai: the sheer sight of such a mod­ern city will make you ques­tion the era in which we’re liv­ing. But

Finding Dubai: Sci-Fi City

03.02.2015 · 2 comments

Every­one has heard and seen Dubai in count­less of doc­u­ment­ar­ies and movies about the urban future. Indeed, many people have already vis­ited Dubai by acci­dent already: the city is prac­tic­ally right in the cen­ter of the world, mak­ing it a travel hub from West to East and vice versa. Not just geo­graph­ic­ally, though: it is also,
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Finding Graz

09.01.2015 · 4 comments

Oh my dear Graz, you really are like an ex-boyfriend or girl­friend, aren’t you. Some­times you feel like the one that got away, and I’m still in love with your beau­ti­ful old town with all those little wind­ing alleys and majestic build­ings, your ever bloom­ing scene of cre­at­ive movers, thinkers and doers and your intim­ate

Finding Detroit

10.12.2014 · 2 comments

It has been almost a year since Mar­cus and I vis­ited Detroit (remem­ber Mar­cus’ impres­sions of the city?). It was the last des­tin­a­tion of a road trip we did for a small video pro­duc­tion. I’d wanted to share my impres­sions before, but time passed and it seemed wrong to post these icey pic­tures in the begin­ning of spring. We