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Where to See the Berlin Wall in Berlin?

Where to See the Berlin Wall in Berlin?

Once upon a time in Paris, I was idly examining a map of the city. Having spotted "Place de la Bastille" in the network of the streets, I immediately put it on my Paris itinerary: I was curious what this old prison I knew from numerous books by Alexandre Dumas looks like now. It turned out it looks like nothing - not a single trace of it survived the French Revolution.

With the Berlin Wall, things are different. There are some remnants of it spread over Berlin. In order to help you choose which historical sites of the Berlin Wall to visit on your next trip to Berlin, we made a list of the most interesting still standing parts of the Berlin Wall and will tell you what is so peculiar about it.

Eastern Karelia – in the Heart of the Russian Wilderness

Eastern Karelia – in the Heart of the Russian Wilderness

We arrived at the East coast of the enormous Onega Lake and my mind was blown away. That was just exactly what I dreamt to find in the Russian North: harsh and wild land, so scarcely populated that it might almost be called 'virgin', left and forgotten, and still beautiful in its decline.

Vologda Region - Russia's Hidden Gem

Vologda Region - Russia's Hidden Gem

...When we left Moscow at the end of August, it was burning hot. The city was glowing. Just 450 km north - or a one-night-long drive away - the temperature fell to 12 degrees and the sky was rainy and grey. But with every degree off the thermostat, the landscape around was getting more and more beautiful. The burned yellowish meadows turned to ankle-high wet green grass. Deep dark forests, lakes, swamps and seldom villages built of wood appeared behind the car's window.

10 Lessons Learned from Our Road Trip to the Arctic Circle and Beyond - in Russia

10 Lessons Learned from Our Road Trip to the Arctic Circle and Beyond - in Russia

We had an epic time on our road trip to the Arctic Circle, exploring the northern wilderness in the European part of Russia: Karelia and the Kola Peninsular. This part of the world has everything we are fond of: pristine nature and it is far off the beaten path. There is room for both peaceful contemplation and wild adventure.

We are up to summarize our experiences into a series of articles. Maybe it will inspire you to put the Russian North on your bucket list or if it's already in your plans, our stories might provide you with some travel tips and a sample itinerary.

This first post is devoted to the things we learned on this trip: some of them were more or less expected others got us by surprise!

The Best Beaches in Croatia

The Best Beaches in Croatia

The best beaches in Croatia: Read about the most famous coastlines, hidden gems and scenic town beaches - the following locations are our absolute favourites.

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: Eastern Crete

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: Eastern Crete

We have been everywhere on Crete, picked out the best of the best and created this Crete itinerary. Here you will find world wonders, routes off the beaten path, the most spectacular views, traditional villages, hidden beaches and amazing trails through the beautiful gorges of the island.

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: Western Crete

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: Western Crete

We have been everywhere on Crete, picked out the best of the best and created this Crete itinerary. Here you will find world wonders, routes off the beaten path, the most spectacular views, traditional villages, hidden beaches and amazing trails through the beautiful gorges of the island.

7 Great Tips to Discover the Best of Crete

7 Great Tips to Discover the Best of Crete

Crete is a paradise on Earth, people say. But you may also find it to be a dull and mediocre holiday destination where hotels rub against one another. The following tips, which are based on our many trips to Crete will help you discover the best of Crete and avoid tourist traps.

Berlin to Georgia – Day 29-34: The ferry from Poti to Chernomorsk

Berlin to Georgia – Day 29-34: The ferry from Poti to Chernomorsk

A part of our roadrip through the Balkans, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe with an old army LR Defender was actually a seaway from Poti, Georgia, to Chernomorsk, Ukraine.

Arriving on Saturday wasn't the most fortunate time to organize a ferry from Poti to Chernomorsk. Still, research had to be done and it turned out there were two ferries going to Chernomorsk within the next two days.