What we see, what we do and who we meet: it usually happens right in our neighborhood. These little randoms make up most of our lives here in Berlin. With every little piece of the puzzle we hope to get closer to portraying an authentic picture of the city.

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Lichtenberg: My Black Hole

24.02.2016

The original plan was actually to let my thoughts about Lichtenberg – my „hood“ – run free. The only catch was that rumination and fascination don’t exist at all with me when it comes to Lichtenberg. I have a connection to this district as strong as the one between the United States and Russia. I
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Best Delivery Food: Habba Habba

29.01.2016

I’ve spent the last year trying out every delivery service under the Berlin sun (or within the Ring) and have not been able to decide on which one is the best. It’s definitely much easier to decide which one is the worst, because most of them fall into that category. I can’t believe it’s 2016
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Kreuzberg in Snow

06.01.2016 · 2 comments

Guys. I took one for the team and went outside for longer than necessary, all equipped with a real camera instead of just my iPhone. The winter wonderland of Kreuzberg makes for a great panorama, although usually when it snows like this it’s not -9 but rather -2. But it doesn’t matter, because this season
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Rixdorf Christmas Market

07.12.2015 · 4 comments

As always, I must be out of my mind to voluntarily go to a Christmas Market in Berlin. But having visitors (from abroad) over for a weekend in December without going to a Christmas market is kind of silly; after all, it is the holiday staple dish of the proper German citizen, mulled wine, Bratwürstchen
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How To Help Refugees in Berlin (Winter 2015)

03.12.2015 · 6 comments

It’s been quite a few weeks since my last post about how we can all help refugees in Berlin. Many things have changed since then, especially the weather. Now more than ever, children, families, young women and tired men need our help. They need clothes, they need social reassurance, and sometimes they just need practical,
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EatFirst: Fresh Food Delivery

17.11.2015

Update (19.11.2015): After reviewing EatFirst originally in summer (we left the original review below), the start-up closed for a little break and re-appeared on Berlins food scene with a new concept. Initially, EatFirst was available two times per day, making sure you’d get fresh, healthy and hot meals for lunch or dinner. We were asked
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Staycation: Schöneberg

10.11.2015 · 2 comments

It was a bleak, uniformly hungover afternoon, at least 4 degrees colder than now and with even less sun to be seen. The unseasonably shitty rain-weather wasn’t particularly inviting for a walk through Schöneberg, but Fousieh and I couldn’t be deterred from our mission. Fousieh loves Schöneberg and secretly – well, not so secretly anymore
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Laily’s Berlin: Playground Hang Around

21.10.2015

I think, as we get older and more accustomed to being independent, out to explore and define ourselves, the more we realize that decisions and discovery really take a blow at the spontaneous people we once were. Nope, that’s not okay. What has made me come to terms with this? Well it isn’t hard to take
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Chicha Ceviche

19.10.2015 · 3 comments

  Guys. It was only a matter of time, but now my dreams came true: a Peruvian Ceviche restaurant, only 300 meters from my living room away. Guys. Paradise has opened its doors for me. It’s the truth. Of course, on the first day of opening, I had to go in and see for myself.
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Staycation: 24 hours in Charlottenburg

15.10.2015 · 7 comments

I’m a really bad Berlin blogger, as most of you know. I rarely update around here and when I do, I’m five years too late for the exciting stuff. I have stopped pressuring myself, though. In fact, I enjoy roaming the same streets every day, visiting the same restaurants. Unless it’s something really new, innovative
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Berlin Against TTIP: 200.000 People Protest

12.10.2015 · One comment

  Political protests are a Berlin signature dish. They combine all the characteristics of the city: left-wing activism, loud music, spontaneous riots and an awareness of political and historical relevance of these gatherings. We have also had a history of documenting the most important demonstrations and rallies in the city (a few examples: Anti-GEMA, Stop
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Urban Exploring: Photography with PERSPEKTEVA

14.09.2015 · 4 comments

  Visiting and photographing abandoned, mostly former industrial buildings from the Nazi & Cold War era has become a very popular sport in Berlin. There’s an eerie feeling to breaking & entering a seemingly forgotten place, one that actually reminds you of the history of the city you are residing in. It’s an unconstructed, uneconomic experience
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Summer, Bite Club & #singletonbites

03.09.2015

Dreadful, dreadful, those last days of summer. Everybody is scrambling to catch the last rays of sunshine in Berlin, and where more could you enjoy them than at the wonderful Spree with amazing street food and cold drinks? Singleton Whisky and Bite Club fused again for another treatment of Whiskey induced snacks. While Frank is
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Laily’s Berlin: Three Days Of Nelly

20.08.2015

Once again I was able to share my blissful stay with another visiting friend. She’s a German-bred woman, but had not yet given her taste-buds a bite of this city… not to mention the heavenly Prinzessinnengarten pizza  we rewarded ourselves with when our insanely busy weekend came to an end. I’ve realized this trip has taught