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Spot the difference: Photos show how Berlin has changed since 1990

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What a difference 22 years makes… I had the pleasure of living and working in Berlin from 1990-92 and have been back many times since. I was rummaging around in my box of old (printed) photos from those days and took a few of them with me when I was in the German capital a few […]

Hotel Review – Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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[UPDATE: I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof in February 2012, this time in a studio apartment. Once again I had a wonderful experience and my top score of 6/6 remains in place – also for those travelling alone] Having stayed at – and been wowed by – the Adina Apartment Hotel in […]

The five stupidest things I’ve done while travelling

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Now this sounds good. You must have been up all night narrowing this list down to five… Hey, not so fast. I may have made my fair share of mistakes in my younger years but I like to think of myself as a pretty savvy Grown-up Traveller these days. Savvy, perhaps. Pretty, no… All of […]

6 of the best…places to eat in City West, Berlin

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So the time has finally come. Today I’m going to give you access to my own personal hotlist of places to have a great meal in the City West area of Berlin. That’s around the Kurfurstendamm in former West Berlin, to those of us of a certain age. You know I’ve been trying to get […]

City Breaks in Germany: Part Three – Hannover

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This article is part of the series “City Breaks in Germany” “Teaser” with original itinerary City Breaks in Germany: Part One – Lüneburg City Breaks in Germany: Part Two – Celle City Breaks in Germany: Part Three – Hannover   With this article, the #CitybreakGermany campaign comes to a close for my part. But fear not – […]

City Breaks in Germany: Part Two – Celle

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This article is part of the series “City Breaks in Germany” “Teaser” with original itinerary City Breaks in Germany: Part One – Lüneburg City Breaks in Germany: Part Two – Celle City Breaks in Germany: Part Three – Hannover   The #CitybreakGermany campaign rolls on – in case you missed it you can find more details about […]

City Breaks in Germany: Part One – Lüneburg

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This article is part of the series “City Breaks in Germany” “Teaser” with original itinerary City Breaks in Germany: Part One – Lüneburg City Breaks in Germany: Part Two – Celle City Breaks in Germany: Part Three – Hannover   Germany has featured regularly on the pages of Grown-up Travel Guide in the last year or two. […]

Next trip details: City breaks in Germany

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This article is part of the series “City Breaks in Germany” “Teaser” with original itinerary City Breaks in Germany: Part One – Lüneburg City Breaks in Germany: Part Two – Celle City Breaks in Germany: Part Three – Hannover   It’s been a while since I’ve been on the road purely for blogging purposes – indeed the […]