Riding the Old-Time Rails // Charming retro trams in Köpenicker Forest

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Some things are so self-evident, they don’t require justification. For example, sunny weather is good. Autumn is nicer than winter. And old-fashioned trams with wood-trimmed windows and brass bells that ding are simply more fun to ride than modern ones. For example, the very cute, very cool old-school tram line still running at the edge of ...

Hey, look! I wrote a book!

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For as long as I've been living in Berlin (more than nine years!) I've been writing about Berlin. This scarred, unruly, beautifully complicated and endlessly inspiring city I call home is both my muse and one of my favourite subjects. On this blog and elsewhere, I've been lucky to have many opportunities to tell the ...

Your New Favourite Little Movie Theatre: Il Kino in Neukölln

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Forget Netflix. Nevermind online streaming. Sometimes, nothing beats going to see a movie the old-fashioned way: you know, putting on actual clothes, leaving the house, and going to sit in a theatre with one's fellow mankind to be entertained for 90+ minutes. I like going to the movies with friends (provided they're not the kind ...