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Today, I represent you my second hotel guide and this time, everything's about the British metropolis London. London is big and there are dozens of hotels in every price range you can choose of. But this doesn't make the choice any easier. Not too far from the city center, since you want to see something. But also not too expensive and so on and so forth.
I've already broached the matter Ireland in my travel duel Dublin versus London and that I've already visited the country of leprechauns, Guinness and lush, green nature. My excitement for Dublin has also been limited but this time, everything's about my round trip and the Ireland, everyone's dreaming of.
Sønderborg – that was the Danish city's name, I've visited for one day last year, not far from the German border. Twenty-five miles/forty kilometers to be exact.
So, what are you expecting, when you're visiting Denmark? A funny language nobody but the Danish understand, Water, Nature and colorful cabins. Did I cover all stereotypes for starters? I guess so.
Well, if you're that close to the German border, you probably shouldn't expect massive scenic and architectonic changes but still, there is some Scandinavian feeling on the other side.
Usually, I'm one of those people, which relish in warm temperatures, wearing shorts, relaxing on a nice beach but this year's New Years Eve, I've wanted to try something completely different.
Every dog owner is probably able to relate: If you don't own a soundproof bunker, you have flee from Berlin on New Year's Eve, since the city turns into a war zone during this night. Actually, it all starts with the beginning of December but those days around the 31st are the worst. Firecrackers are going off 24/7. I don't really get it, I know better things than shooting my money up in the air. But, well, that's the way it is and it probably won't change ever.
The weather is cold and mostly grey, I got the flu and winter is on its best behavior. As I'm working on the great connection between my hot-water bottle and I, pouring tea followed buy even more tea down my sore throat, my mind is drifting off into those memories of places I'd rather be right now – stunning beaches around the world.
As you can see, I'm already sounding kinda melodramatic ;) So enough of it, lets better get started with my top ten favorite beaches.
Past weekend, the annual Festival of Lights took place in Germany's capital city. Since 2004, Berlin's landmarks, monuments, buildings and squares become part of one of the most famous light art show during October. National and international artists are displaying their creations, accompanied with music, around the city for ten days, competing over the award for best illumination.
After six years of living in Berlin (shame on me, I know), I finally managed to see some of the illuminations around Berlin and I have to admit, that it is quite beautiful to watch. Especially the Humboldt University and the Berlin cathedral.
I was kinda overwhelmed by the enormous crowd that was out on the streets. I guess after six years of living in this city, I should have expected the masses of people but everything proceeded quite calmly and so I was able to enjoy some of the stunning and beautiful views. See for yourself:
The weekend waves goodbye and with it the second Motorworld Classics Berlin – an exhibition for those old gems, nourished and cherished by collectors and car fans, located on the Berlin fairground. I was on site, checked out the whole thing and summed it up for you.
Talking about cars, I'm usually a characteristic woman. I don't really care about cars and I also don't really know a thing or two about them. I don't like tiny cars, lacquered in bright pink and I think that overpriced sport cars are boring but classic cars are a thing. A fancy Mustang or a Cadillac with whitewall tires are always nice to look at and the Motorworld Classics wiled exactly with it from 10/07/16 till 10/09/16. I paid ten euros / eleven dollars for my ticket, which was valid through the whole weekend (fifteen euros / seventeen dollars is the usual price). We chose Saturday for our visit and I have to admit that I had a few concerns. The Motorworld Classics is the third event at the exhibition grounds I've visited and the last two events had been completely overcrowded during the weekend, so I couldn't really enjoy them. The masses pushed us through the area and we could hardly stop at the booths and check them out unhurried, but the Motorworld convinced me otherwise.
As inconvenient as it is, it is Monday – yet again.Alarms went off, people have been crawling out of their beds and back behind their desks or whatever their workplace might be, myself included and yet, it has been a great weekend.
Last Wednesday, the very spontaneous decision to back up our bags, grab the dogs and spent the weekend at the beach had been made by me and my best friend Jenn.
hey are still existing. Those little hideaways where you can get comfy with your dog. Where you don't have to be afraid of animal traps behind the next tree or toxic baits. No dog-haters insulting you for just trying to have a good time with your pup.
But you still have to leave Berlin in order to find that place called Ruhlsdorf. There, at the Bernstein-lake, the world is still in order.
Either you're visiting the bathing beach, where dogs aren't allowed – understandably – or you're taking the short hike through the woods, ending up at the other verge of the lake.
This is where dogs are still officially allowed to enjoy the water together with their humans.
The water of the lake is incredibly clear. Probably because people are still making sure to not leave any waste around here. No plastic wrapping leftovers and dog owners take care of dirt their dog leaves behind. It's a relaxed togetherness you won't find in Berlin. Just have a look at the lake at Arkenberge.
Tons of trash left behind by the hundreds of people enjoying their summer evenings and it's not even possible to visit if you're having a dog. There are animal traps everywhere and baits, primed with poison or razor blades.
So, I'm really hoping that the Bernstein-lake stays as it is in the future and people enjoy it together in chime, taking care of the nature around them. Dog-owners as well as other visitors. Everybody is welcome here and nobody is bothered by the other ones.
It's a great opportunity to find some recovery from the city life if you don't want to drive hundreds of miles to the baltic sea or find someone to take care of your dog, so you can enjoy a holiday further afar.
So, enjoy the late summer in autumn and let Peanut show you the area.
Until then, happy traveling.