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52. Berlinale

The Berlin International Film Festival was back in town.   It was started in 1951 in West Berlin, and…

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51. International Art Trail

The International Art Trail is a 38km long walking route in the German state of Brandenburg.  …

02/14/2016
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50. Cimitero delle Porte Sante, Florence

I have been to Florence, so it was not really within the rules to count Florence as my activity…

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49. Bolhao Market, Porto

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48. Porto Food Tour

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal.  The country takes it’s name from this city, and…

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47. International Green Week

Winter seems like an unusual time to have a huge exhibition about food – from live animals,  food…

01/17/2016
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46. Marheineke Markthalle

This market hall (Markthalle, in German) is located in the Bergmannkiez area of Kreuzberg.   It has a…

01/10/2016
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45. Foodie Meetup Community

Since I moved to Berlin in June 2015, I’ve been organising and attending events with a Berlin…

01/03/2016
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44. Productivity Party

What is a “Productivity Party”?  It is a structured day where you complete specific tasks…

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43. Potsdam Xmas Market

I set a goal to check out as many Weihnachtsmärkt (Xmas markets) as possible.  Most of the Xmas in…

12/20/2015
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42. Bode Museum

The Bode Museum is not really my cup of tea.  It contains paintings, sculptures and currency. It was…

12/13/2015
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41. Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve

The Biosphere Reserve sounds a lot more fancier than it is.  It is basically a large Nature Park…

12/06/2015
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39. Dong Xuan Center

The Dong Xuan Center is a bit like catching a plane to Vietnam and then roaming around a local market…

11/22/2015
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38. Lotzinsee & Glasowsee

Lotzinsee and Glasowsee are two lakes in the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve.  In fact, there are…

11/15/2015
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37. Learn Agile

What is Agile?  According to the Agile Manifesto, it is a software development framework that values:…

11/08/2015
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36. Cheese Berlin

Another event at Markthalle Neun – this time, Cheese Berlin! Unfortunately, this place is starting…

11/01/2015
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35. Willy Brandt Forum

The Willy Brandt Forum is located on Unter Den Linden in Berlin-Mitte, and chronicles the life of this…

10/25/2015
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34. Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of the Italian Riviera.   The name means…

10/18/2015
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33. Perugia

I discovered Perugia by accident, but after the fast pace and tourists of Florence, it was refreshing…

10/11/2015
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32. Venice

Venice does not need to be described, but it is one place that you must visit. When you’re there,…

10/04/2015
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31. Reichstag Dome

The Reichstag is the building that houses the German Parliament, the Bundestag.   It was severely…

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30. Markthalle Neun Breakfast Market

Markthalle Neun has become a Berlin “hipster” institution over the last 5 years.  It was…

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29. Art Kreuzberg

The Art Kreuzberg festival is what makes Berlin, Berlin.   It is a non-fuss festival where local…

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28. Berlin Coffee Festival

I’ve grown to dislike Markthalle Neun for the entrance fee, the crowds and overpriced food.  …

09/06/2015
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27. Dresden

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26. Kloster Chorin

  How to get to Kloster Chorin: Amt Chorin 11a, 16230 Chorin

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25. Grunewald Walk

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24. Wannsee Walk

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23. Thai Park

Thai Park is so typical of Berlin – the freedom to do anything!   How to get to Thai…

08/02/2015
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22. Konzerthaus Berlin

the The   The   How to get to the Konzerthaus Berlin: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

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21. Gendarmenmarkt

The..   How to get to the Gendarmenmarkt: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

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20. Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art

I accidentally stumbled across this gallery on a quiet street.   How to get to the Berlinische…

07/12/2015
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19. König Galerie, St Agnes

Private gallery   How to get to the König Galerie: Alexandrinenstraße 118-121, 10969 Berlin

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18. Museum Otto Weidt

It was my first week in Berlin and I’m still living it up in a hostel.   I’ve walked…

06/28/2015
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17. Moving to Berlin

Neue Heimat is Berlin-style funky outdoor bar in Friedrichshain. It means New Home in German. This week…

06/21/2015
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16. State Library of Victoria

I liked the NSW state library so much that I How to get to the State Library of Victoria: 328…

06/14/2015
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15. State Library of New South Wales

You just don’t really think about visiting libraries.   They seem too boring and only good when…

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14. Vivid Sydney Festival

I am counting down my last few weeks in Sydney.  It has been five long years with good memories…

05/31/2015
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13. Monash Gallery of Art

I grew just around the road from this gallery, and remember hearing about it when it opened in 1990.…

05/24/2015
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12. German Film Festival

From Spanish to German, another film festival in Sydney.   Familienfieber or Family Fever was about two…

05/17/2015
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11. Spanish Film Festival

This week I watched Los Fenómenos at the Spanish Film Festival in Sydney.  As I would expect from a…

05/10/2015
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10b. Susannah Place Museum

The museum is a terrace of four houses that were built in 1844.   For the next 150 years,…

05/03/2015
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10a. Justice & Police Museum

I am enjoying seeing, learning and doing new things as part of this blog.  But, I am struggling with…

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9. Dr V’s Swing Thing

The City Recital Hall hosts regular lunch time music events; aptly named A Little Lunch Music.   Dr…

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8. North Head Sanctuary

North Head is the northerly point of the mouth into Sydney harbour.   Both the North and South Heads…

04/19/2015
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7. Government House, Sydney

Government House is a British invention and can be found in many current or former British Empire…

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6. Museum of Australian Currency Notes

Imagine an Australia without dollars?   That’s nearly what happened in 1966 before the dollar was…

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5. Hyde Park Barracks

The Hyde Park Barracks was a real surprise after the disappointment of the Museum of Sydney.   The…

03/29/2015
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4. Museum of Sydney

With a name like Museum of Sydney, you would expect big things from a world renown city. But, the…

03/22/2015
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3. Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales was established in 1871. It is located in The Domain, next to…

03/15/2015
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2. Bondi to Maroubra Coastal Walk

The walk takes in 6 beaches: Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra.  The area is…

03/08/2015
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1. Learning WordPress

I’ve wanted to setup a WordPress site for many years.   I had thought about a food, coffee or…

03/01/2015