Summer in Berlin: To-Do List

Of all the incredible things Berlin has going for it, consistent lovely weather is not one of them. Spend an entire winter in the German capital (sometimes as long as November through March) and the concept of sunshine will seem so far removed from reality that referencing photos or video footage will be necessary just […]

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Coffee in Amsterdam – Scandinavian Embassy

An outpost of Nordic design and cuisine, Scandinavian Embassy is a café concept advocating the less-is-more approach. Their commitment to excellence in coffee is paired with distinctly Scandinavian sensibilities in design and fashion, all of which lean minimal. Seated right on the edge of the picturesque Sarphati Park, the café and its ambassadors of Scandinavian […]

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Brunch in Amsterdam – The Breakfast Club

The six members of a certain 7:00 a.m. detention session portrayed in a certain 1985 John Hughes movie would have likely rather been anywhere else than at school on a Saturday morning. Of any and all potential alternatives, though, actually engaging in the act of eating breakfast would have been at the top of the […]

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Sightseeing in Prague

Prague – the city of a thousand spires. And for each and every spire, there are a thousand tourists craning necks and extending selfie sticks for that perfect proof-of-Prague memento. The Czech capital is without question a gorgeous place, hence the many foreign visitors. The cobblestone streets of Old Town ooze fairytale thanks to the […]

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Brunch in Berlin – House of Small Wonder

House of Small Wonder satisfies one’s craving for enjoying brunch inside of a greenhouse nestled high up in the trees – a craving you probably didn’t even know you had until you walked in. Playing out more like Jules Verne excerpt than a café foyer, the stage is set for wonderment as soon as you […]

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Cocktails in Riga – Bar XIII

Just around the corner from the acclaimed Jugendstil fanfare of Alberta iela, there’s a mixology bar churning out creations equally as embellished as the surrounding Art Nouveau district’s flowery facades. The specialty menu is full of imaginative recipes and pristine executions of any pre-Prohibition classic you may fancy, and that’s why we’ll be the first […]

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Coffee in Prague – EMA espresso bar

Much like Vienna, the café culture in Prague feels antique. The old-world charm of imperial Europe lives on in the many spaces bedecked with marble, dark-stained wood, and brass. And that’s cool. It’s enchanting to sample the timeworn. But just like Europe in pretty much every other sense, the contrast between the dated and the […]

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Eat in Prague – Maso a kobliha

One can work up quite the appetite while traipsing about Prague 1 for an entire morning. Most of the major sights can be reached inside this central district and for that reason many of the city’s visitors waste no time seeking them out. But come noon, the pressing reality of midday hunger becomes all too […]

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Brunch in Riga – Mute

Mute is the Latvian word for mouth, and one of the more important words you’ll need to know when in Riga. This isn’t because you’ll actually have any use for it in conversation, because let’s face it, you won’t be having any in Latvian. You’ll need to keep this word in your back pocket because […]

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