10 Alternative Things to Do in Berlin that You Never Thought About

Walking along the preserved walls of the East Side Gallery gives you a feeling of how it was to be separated from another part of the town. The walls are covered in street art that deals with the current topics of society and politics, mostly expressed as criticism. When you reach the end of the East Side Gallery, continue behind the wall. The riverside is a popular place amongst locals and visitors to rest or take a beer. Berlin feels like traveling back to the 90s. A time in which squats were part of a cityscape. Nowadays you won't find them so easily anymore but Berlin is still home to some squats. Köpi 137 is a squat house including a caravan garden existing since the early 90s. Punks and alternative … (Continue reading)

Lisbonese: A peculiar folk – What we hate and love about the Lisbonese people

Where there is a folk, there are stereotypes or things that characterize the local people in a rather funny, than serious way. When we approach a new culture, we have certain images of how the local people are, influenced by media. Every single nation has its own stereotypes and awkward manners. Stereotypes should be taken with humor! That's the first rule. This blog post is dedicated to the Lisbonese and stereotypes, that came our way, while we were living there for a year. English is spoken well Once I asked a Portuguese where he learned English, as it was miles better than mine, his answer was: from TV. Already children speak excellent English. As their own language sounds to me like an accumulation of “Sh”s and swallowed letters, English is welcomed everywhere. The people … (Continue reading)