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The best destinations for European city breaks

The best destinations for European city breaks

David Whitley June 9, 2015 Comments Off on The best destinations for European city breaks

Whether it’s art and food in Madrid, weirdness in Germany or baths and beauty in Budapest, there’s a European city break for every taste.   Madrid Go for: Food and drink Why: Various Spanish

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Urban travel: What makes a city ‘cool’?

Urban travel: What makes a city ‘cool’?

David Whitley March 3, 2015 Comments Off on Urban travel: What makes a city ‘cool’?

David Whitley tries to sift through all the hype to see what gives a city that genuine cool factor.   Travel magazines and newspapers like “cool”. Or “hip”. Preferably “cool” and “hip”. They’re always

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Berlin’s American quarter – in a Mustang

Berlin’s American quarter – in a Mustang

David Whitley February 14, 2015 Comments Off on Berlin’s American quarter – in a Mustang

In Berlin, Germany, David Whitley gets a history lesson while behind the wheel of a classic Mustang car.   Axel looks at the grey, drizzle-threatening sky and asks the stupidest of questions. “Are you

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Sleeping in a coffin at Propeller Island, Berlin | Review

Sleeping in a coffin at Propeller Island, Berlin | Review

David Whitley May 16, 2013 Comments Off on Sleeping in a coffin at Propeller Island, Berlin | Review

A musician’s art project in Berlin offers up possibly the weirdest accommodation in Germany, as David Whitley found out… It wasn’t a promising welcome. My instructions had led me to a building covered in

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Bearpit karaoke in Berlin: Sunday singalong in the Mauerpark

Bearpit karaoke in Berlin: Sunday singalong in the Mauerpark

David Whitley April 11, 2013 Comments Off on Bearpit karaoke in Berlin: Sunday singalong in the Mauerpark

In Berlin, Germany, one Irish bike courier’s flight of fancy has grown into a karaoke challenge for the truly brave… This is an awful time to realise that I don’t actually know the words.

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The microbrewers of Berlin – saving the city from bland beer

The microbrewers of Berlin – saving the city from bland beer

David Whitley December 3, 2012 Comments Off on The microbrewers of Berlin – saving the city from bland beer

David Whitley meets the small band of craft brewers that are trying to change Berlin’s reputation for making bad beer. Change is brewing in Berlin. Germany may have a worldwide reputation for excellent beers,

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20 Reasons To Visit Berlin, Germany

20 Reasons To Visit Berlin, Germany

David Whitley October 29, 2012 Comments Off on 20 Reasons To Visit Berlin, Germany

From Nazi era and Cold War history to street art and nightlife – twenty compelling reasons to visit what I reckon is the best city in Europe. The Story of Berlin The German capital

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Expert tips | Berlin, Germany

Expert tips | Berlin, Germany

David Whitley October 20, 2012 Comments Off on Expert tips | Berlin, Germany

Adie Sampson of Alternative Berlin tours gives a local’s perspective on the best ways to get the most out of the German capital. The latest in my expert tips series is an interview with

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Holocaust Memorial, Berlin | Review

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin | Review

David Whitley October 5, 2012 Comments Off on Holocaust Memorial, Berlin | Review

How the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin succeeds in an almost impossible task. To make a fitting memorial for a person is fairly easy. Get some marble, and get chiselling

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Boy cities vs girl cities

Boy cities vs girl cities

David Whitley October 2, 2012 4

I’m recently back from Berlin, a city I regard as by far my favourite in Europe. I love the combination of history and attitude. It’s the sort of place where you’ll head out at

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