48 hours in Cologne, Germany

Points worth a mention: The Sbahn from the airport is S13 towards Duren and is 4 stops to Koln HBF which is right beside the Cathedral (it’s unbelievable how tall it is in person). Barney Valley’s Irish Pub (Kleine Budengasse) is in Altermarkt and is minutes away from the Cathedral. It’s an amazing Irish Pub with…

Hotel Alt Deutz ~ Cologne, Germany

Using booking.com, I booked our one night stay at Hotel Alt Deutz with the promise of the ‘best deal and value for money’- we were lied to. The hotel had a rating of 7/10 and we weren’t expecting 5* treatment yet we arrived at the hotel being told that we were being moved to the…

Booking Cologne (again!)

I feel like only I would book another getaway whilst on holiday…hey! I hate sitting still! I’ve booked a weekend away to Cologne before but things came up meaning that I couldn’t go, but this time it’s for real! Due to the recent political changes in the UK regarding Brexit (ugh), I wasn’t sure how…

Berlin Eats – a lot of Burgers…

Clockwise from the top left: Currywurst at Belushi’s Sportsbar, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße, downstairs from our Hostel, cheap, delicious food with an AMAZING atmosphere at night. Bar-b-q-burger at Burgermeister, Oberbaumstraße, HANDS DOWN THE NICEST BURGER I’VE EVER HAD, and the cheese fries…don’t get me started:’), dirt cheap too, 2 burgers, 2 drinks and cheese fries came to 13€. Hangover burger…

Sunny Lustgarten ~ Berlin Day 5

By our last day, we felt like we’d done everything that we wanted to do and we had a lay in then checked out of the hostel, stored our luggage then sat outside of Belushis (below our hostel) and ate until we could burst. Myself and Jack both had heavy hearts as the Liverpool vs…

Kurfurstendamm ~ Berlin Day 4

Today we took what felt like the longest U-Bahn journey ever to the Zoologischer Garten Berlin (that’s the Zoo for the English speakers among us) where we got off of the tube and got lost for a bit since we walked out of the wrong exit and managed to wander through a magnet shop for a…

Fernsehturm, Friedrichshain & Museumsinsel ~ Berlin Day 3

My third day in Berlin saw us launching 368m up the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) which is the tallest building in Germany and enjoying its 360 degrees views over the capital. This attraction was €13 each as we got the ‘early bird’ tickets which means we had to enter the tower at 9am, but it’s a…

Mitte Wandering ~ Berlin Day 2

Today we wandered into central Berlin and had a tourist-y day. It wasn’t far at all to walk from our hostel (near Alexanderplatz) down Karl Liebknecht Strasse, over Museumsinsel, and onto Unter Den Linden. The above left picture is of the Humbolt University which stands in the former Bebelplabtz square; this is famously where the…

Karl Liebknecht Straße ~ Berlin Day 1

After a morning of drama in Stansted airport (I thought I lost my phone and we nearly missed our flight…turns out, Jack had it in his pocket the whole time), we landed in Berlin Schönefeld airport. We had to get from the airport to the city center of Berlin which meant navigating the S-Bahn (subway…

Booking Berlin!

I did it! I’ve plucked up the courage to book a short trip away without my parents…but I won’t be alone in this adventure, my friend Jack is coming too! We’ve booked 4 nights away in Berlin in April and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried! (have I used enough exclamation marks yet?)…