Exploring the Street Art of Ehrenfeld, Cologne

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We pass through on trains as we go from one obvious recommendation to another, or as we get a cab from…

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Cool Hunting in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is becoming THE a weekend break of choice. It has the classic elements of a great trip to Europe: a…

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A Day in the Quaint Town of Heidelberg, Germany

I’ve learned from my previous trip to Frankfurt that it’s not the most exciting of cities. Predominantly a financial hub, it comes to life when the Christmas market rocks into town, which wasn’t massively ideal for me considering I arrived…

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Cake and Hot Chocolate at Cafe Einstein, Berlin

Winter is magical in Europe. I mean, it’s cold, but it’s pretty. On my trip to Berlin I was hell bent on finding hot chocolate, mulled wine and anything else that would keep me toasty warm from the inside. After…


How to Spend a Long Weekend in Berlin

Each year, my best friend comes back from Hong Kong for Christmas. To make the most of being in Europe (and to get cheaper flights), she tends to go back in January via a European city, joined by me and…


Visiting Frankfurt’s Christmas Markets

A couple of weekends ago, I treated my mum to a delayed birthday present of a weekend trip to Frankfurt to see the Christmas markets. I was super excited to spend a whole weekend with my mum and have some…