Mausoleum of Struggle & Martyrdom – Warsaw

Mausoleum of Struggle & Martyrdom is one of the many places the Gestapo interrogated, tortured, and murdered.  It is a free exhibit, just 2 hallways, and by far one of the most enlightening, moving, fascinating, devastating, and underrated (I was the only one there) sites I visited in Warsaw. That evening I remember feeling I was in a dark place…but

Neuschwanstein Castle

Ludwig II was an extravagant man who had a private and complicated life. After leaving his fiance, the night king escaped reality by building fairy tale castles of yesteryear as he withdrew from traditional duties of his kingdom living in a world of fantasy.  Instead he focused on lavishly entertaining his eccentricities and had a…

Sausage Making – How To

There is nothing more satisfying than learning how the sausage is made, and made well.  Pork sausage is easy to make and has endless varieties depending on your taste and the occasion for making.  Homemade sausages are not that difficult to make, taste 100 times better than store bought, and have better ingredients in them…

Buddy Bears Berlin

These bears can be seen all over the city and represent auctions that benefit various foundations for children around Berlin and the region since 2001.  Check out Buddy Bears Berlin for more information.

Cao Cao – Berlin Vietnamese Lunch *****

Cao Cao – Charlottenburg Berlin – Brilliantly named its Charlottenburg district restaurant in the namesake of a Chinese warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty. Like him they successfully slay these Vietnamese classics and consistently express the flair and authenticity each…

Bavarian Sauerkraut

This dish is a German staple and goes with everything you could imagine, especially if its a potato or sausage.  Bavarian sauerkraut may sound like a complex dish but with a handful of cabinet staples and a few minutes time you can whip up a batch for the gang and eat like a baron.  Its…

Berlin Beirgartens

Beer gardens are to Berlin what tires are to cars, essential to smooth daily commuting.  Beer gardens make a special space outdoors under giant chestnut trees providing maximum shade as you drink some of the most incredible beers in Germany.  These brewers are held to the strict Purity in Bier Law insisting that the brews…

Berlin – City of Architecture

As far as cutting edge architecture is concerned, Berlin is full of iconic buildings on display that entertain the eye and challenge contemporaries to push boundaries. This city is unlike most others in Germany because after it was completely destroyed in WWII and  then impacted further by the rise and fall of the wall separating…

Berlin Street Art Scene

An eclectic mix of international street artists make Berlin their canvas in various forms and styles. Some artists have adapted to making massed produced copies and pasting them up so that fans can collect the pieces by sponging off and pressing the peeled off graphic between sheets of paper to dry intact.