Oktoberfest Guide 2017

“Preißn” or “Zuagroasde“, as non-Bavarians are also referred to by Munich natives, often have their first difficulties at the Oktoberfest in Munich. Our compact Oktoberfest Guide 2017 is designed to answer the most burning questions about the biggest folk festival in the world. Oktoberfest Guide 2017 The festivities start on Saturday, 16th September, at 12:00…

Where to eat in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities in southern Europe. It’s a city with many districts, and it’s important to know a little of each before going for dinner. Avoid tourist places if possible or you may be disappointed by poor service and high prices. However, if you find a typical place…

Where to Eat in Amsterdam

Eating in Amsterdam seems to be easy at first because there are thousands of different options. But here is the tough part: there are so many options that you get spoiled for choice. Let’s start with homemade Dutch cuisine, which is made using simple and healthy food cooked using fresh, local products. If you happen…

Expert Tips for Oktoberfest 2015

In preparation for this year’s event we have reached out to our network of bloggers to ask for their best recommendations for Oktoberfest 2015. It can be daunting arriving at a festival so ingrained in a country’s identity, so swotting up on all the key questions is important.  What should I wear to Oktoberfest? Which is…

6 Vegetarian Cheap Eats In Berlin

Berlin has just been named “The New Vegetarian Capital of the World” by American lifestyle magazine Saveur. The article claims, in no uncertain terms, that Berlin is the “first major Western city where vegetarianism has achieved complete culinary parity with the traditional carnivore’s diet”. Whether or not you agree that Berlin is on a par with…

A Guide to Unusual Dining: The World’s Strangest Restaurants

While it is great to have the luxury of cooking in the kitchen of your holiday apartment, it is also wonderful to forget about the dishes and dine out instead. But where do you eat in a city you have never visited before? Play it safe by sticking to McDonalds or grab yourself a snug seat…

The Top 5 European Capitals for Getting Your Craft Beer Fix

Craft beer is a big hit in the USA, and the trend towards artisan beer has also started to shake up Europe’s beer market. More and more microbreweries are popping up all over Europe, crafting delicious and innovative concoctions. Do you want to know which European cities are brewing up a storm right now? Check…

7 Delicacies from the 7 Hills of Rome

The ‘City of Seven Hills’ is famed for its gastronomic imprint. The fertile slopes that surround Rome breathe simplicity into the city’s food. The trattorias and osterias of Rome flourished as the city’s population grew, with the populous utilising them as the living rooms and dining rooms that their cramped living quarters could not provide….

Berlin’s Best Cosy Cafes – With Wi-Fi

Perfect for: meeting friends, catching up on emails, casual business meetings, resting weary feet and waiting for transport connections. There are many cafes in Berlin, and a good number of coworking spaces. There are also plenty of cafe-come-working-spaces. But if what you’re really after is a home from home, a comfortable ‘working’ space with a…

Paris By Numbers: The City of Light’s Arrondissements

Paris is a city of compact, small villages. Her arrondissements spiral out in a clockwise direction from the most important central districts, to both her lively and sleepier suburbs. Originally twelve in number, in the late 19th century Napoleon III extended these to include the twenty that are present today. Understanding the merits of each…