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Berlin is a historic city and the capital city of Germany. Berlin has a population of about 3.4 million. Berlin is the largest city in Germany. Among the European Union countries Berlin is the second most populous city.

Berlin has several world-renowned universities, research institutes, sporting events, orchestras, museums. Berlin is famous for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife and contemporary arts.

The Fernsehturm (TV tower) is the second highest building in the European Union at 368 meters (1,207 ft). This tower was built in 1969 and can be seen from most parts of the cit. If you go to observation floor of this tower you can see the breathtaking view of the Berlin town from a height of 204 meters.

The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic landmark of Berlin and Germany. Germans are very proud of this historic gate and it is depicted on some of the euro coins. The Reichstag building is very close to Brandenburg Gate and this is the traditional seat of the German Parliament. Any day you can see people lining up in front of the Parliament house to go inside and have a look at the city from the top of the parliament tower.

Gendarmenmarkt, a neoclassical square in Berlin whose name dates back to the Napoleonic occupation of the city, is bordered by two similarly designed cathedrals, the French Cathedral with its observation platform and the German Cathedral. The Konzerthaus (Concert Hall), home of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, stands between the two cathedrals.



Things to do in Paris in the Springtime

Things to do in Paris in the Springtime
Paris is a magical place during the spring, where romance and beauty collide with culture and history. It’s the stuff movies and postcards are made from. Very few cities in the world offer the number of glamorous boutiques, architectural excellence, and the large number of museums that Paris has. Springtime is the most popular time to visit Paris as the city is painted with the colours of apple and cherry blossoms, daffodils, and lush greenery.........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 2/7/2011 11:10:06 PM)


Feeding The Koi

Feeding The Koi
Feeding time at the koi pond of a hotel in Kauai, Hawaii YouTube lin........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/9/2011 10:06:43 PM)


Happiness is....?

Happiness is....?
It takes more than a vacation to make people happy. Indeed, vacationers tend to be happier than non-vacationers in the lead up to their break, but once they are back, there is very little difference between the two groups' levels of happiness. These findings¹ by Jeroen Nawijn from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and his team are published online in Springer's journal Applied Research in Quality of........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 2/18/2010 10:01:55 PM)


Bangkok Airport Gets Free WiFi

Bangkok Airport Gets Free WiFi
© mckaysavageMSNBC reported recently that your layover in Bangkok may be about to get a little more pleasant. Bangkok"s international airport now offers free wireless Internet access for passengers, matching services already available from regional competitors such as Singapore and Hong Kong, an airport official said Friday.The service will be free in the departure areas and available for a fee in other parts of the airport. Singapore has........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/9/2009 8:04:30 AM)


How to find the best deals while looking for cheap flights and airfares

How to find the best deals while looking for cheap flights and airfares
These are the days of extensive traveling. Every second person you meet on the street has traveled the world. With fat pay packets, bigger salaries and the desire to see everything the world has to offer, tourist movement is on the fast track. The world is in fact seeing volumes of traffic that have never been seen or felt before. Tourists all over the world are always on the look out for the ways to find the best deals while looking for........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/27/2009 11:20:25 PM)


Across the Sea in England

Across the Sea in England
Having defended my thesis, I set off to England about a month ago to start a postdoc at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. I’m going to be working in Bill Schafer’s lab studying neuroscience using C. elegans as a model system. This is a pretty big switch for me, but it’s exciting to try to orient myself in a new field and identify some interesting and tractable problems. It can also........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 5:21:10 PM)


Dubai Deals

Dubai Deals
Can you afford to go to Dubai - the land of thousand dollar hotel rooms and ten dollar beers MSNBC says you don't have to be an oil tycoon or a Paris Hilton to afford Dubai. Among the tips:Hit the sand without shelling out for a waterfront hotel by joining the locals at one of the city's public beaches. Entry to Jumeirah Beach Park, just down the road from the iconic sail-shaped Burj al-Arab hotel, costs just $1.37 (5 dirhams) ........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 3:38:16 PM)


Wine Season Destinations

Wine Season Destinations
This TravelPost article looks at wine travel in the US as the grape harvest is underway If you've never considered wine travel, you should:Now is a better time than any to embark on a wine-tasting adventure. Harvest season (when the grapes are ripe enough to be plucked from the vines and juiced) occurs between the months of August and October. Vineyards come alive as workers collect the grapes. The air is filled with a sweet aroma and........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 3:37:56 PM)


Hotel Booking in India

Hotel Booking in India
India is a strategic business and tourist center in the emerging markets. The country is famous for its wide variety of accommodation and excellent hospitality. Hotel booking in India takes place throughout the year due to the country's geographic and cultural diversity. Being frequented by tourists, hotel booking in India should be done in advance. The best way to do this is via an online travel agent. Cheap hotels: Hotel Booking in India: Accommodation........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/26/2009 10:17:07 PM)


Condo Living In Bethesda, MD

Condo Living In Bethesda, MD
Bethesda, Maryland is one of the premier communities in the metropolitan Washington DC area. As such, it boasts an excellent array of prime real estate for people who seek to call it home. While there are endless options for traditional homes and real estate in Bethesda, condo living is another very popular options with a lot of different people. There are many reasons why people opt to purchase a condo as opposed to a home in Bethesda; there........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/5/2009 11:26:29 PM)


The Real Housewives Head Into Space

The Real Housewives Head Into Space
Earlier this month, NASA commenced the final servicing for the Hubble Telescope, and while the photos of the mission are fascinating, I felt they could use some added pizzazz. What better way to spice up some boring space shots than by adding some nouveau riche women into the mix........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/4/2009 8:57:37 PM)


Idaho Vacation Rentals

Idaho Vacation Rentals
Idaho vacation rentals are an ideal getaway if you want to explore the ‘gem state’s’ natural wonders. With their fully furnished interiors, these vacation rentals are like home away from home. The breathtaking scenery and an array of outdoor sports options make Idaho a vacationer’s paradise. Ranging from the wildlife tours, scenic flights, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rides and fishing to hiking, skiing, hunting and biking, Idaho offers it all.........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 5/21/2009 8:27:24 PM)


The first national park in Afghanistan

The first national park in Afghanistan
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), which announced recently the establishment of the country's first internationally recognized national park. USAID provided key funding that led to the park's creation, including support of WCS to conduct preliminary wildlife surveys, identify and delineate the park's........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 4/22/2009 5:05:15 AM)


Atlanta, GA: Little Azio Pizza & Pasta

Atlanta, GA: Little Azio Pizza & Pasta
As you drive around the metro Atlanta area, you may see several Little Azio Pizzeria restaurants scattered about.  It was some time before I actually stopped into one of their stores, first experiencing their food in the Smyrna/Vinings location with a couple of girlfriends........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:21:05 PM)


Air Fare Sales

Air Fare Sales
The Perrin Post pointed out earlier this month that that the summer air fare sale is on Now is the time to get cheap tickets for that summer trip to Europe.....yesterday US Airways launched a fab unadvertised summer sale to London, Paris, Frankfurt, and other European cities: Fares are in the $500s and $600s, including all taxes, for peak summertime travel.These fares are in some cases less than half what other carriers are charging You........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/28/2009 7:06:25 PM)


Princess Cruises Cuts Prices to Alaska for this Summer

Princess Cruises Cuts Prices to Alaska for this Summer
Alaska's tourism industry is taking a hit during the recession. And to try and keep arrivals flowing in the summer, the Princess Cruises has slashed prices according to the Associated Press.Cruise ships bring roughly 1 million visitors to Alaska each year. To get them here this summer, cruise ship lines are discounting tickets by as much as 40 percent John Binkley, executive director of the Alaska Cruise Association, said the........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/18/2009 9:11:39 PM)


Grecian Holiday

Grecian Holiday
My brother and sister-in-law just celebrated their one-year anniversary by taking a weekend holiday to Santorini, Greece. (They live in London, so weekend trips to Greece are relatively easy, damn them.)My sister-in-law is so cute I had to post pictures of her, but also, because I"m beginning to pack my suitcase for Mexico, I"m taking warm-weather-wear tips from her Grecian holiday attire.Apparently Santorini is known for its sunsets.........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/26/2008 10:28:37 AM)


Race To Dubai Slowing Down?

Race To Dubai Slowing Down?
More signs of the times point to an ominous future for professional golf tours around the world in 2009 This past week, Honda announced its withdrawal from Formula One auto racing. The company's team budget ran at more than 290 million dollars per season Honda simply can't afford to continue spending that money when its car sales are being slammed around the world Other car makers with F1 teams can't be far behind; in........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/24/2008 6:20:47 PM)


Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park
A reflection, for a day of reflection and remembrance.........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 11/23/2008 4:33:24 PM)


Is Your Life Awesome?

Is Your Life Awesome?
How awesome is your life Photo courtesy of iStockphoto, Rich Leg The Zen Habits blog has a listing of 11 refreshing ways in order to make your life more awesome. Especially for those of us who are at the beginning stages of starting a business, often times you get so caught up in trying to build your business you forget the other important aspects of your life. If you add your time with networking groups and other attempts to........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/6/2008 9:16:22 PM)


Egyptology Online

Egyptology Online
The Egyptian civilisation was one of the greatest and longest lived in the ancient world, lasting for over three thousand years. Now, thousands of years later, this civilisation still continues to fascinate and captivate the imagination, and the popular images of the pyramids, the sphinx, the great temples and the Nile are familiar the world over.Egyptology Online provides news, study aids, recommended book lists, and a wealth of interesting........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/25/2008 7:57:38 PM)


 

Winter Wonderland of New York

Winter Wonderland of New York
New York City could be one of the most beautiful places to visit during the wintertime. With so many tourist attractions, seasonal events and landmarks, spending the winter in this city will prove to be rewarding. Whether you want to enjoy the time outdoors skating at Central Park or looking at amazing window displays, or enjoying the indoor festivities at Radio City Music Hall, there is never a shortage of things to do during the wintertime in........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 2/27/2011 8:49:13 PM)


Top 5 Reasons to Visit Goa

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Goa
Goa, India is one of the top destinations in the world, but people will travel here for different reasons. The area is most known for its beaches, but there are many exciting and interesting things to do while on a vacation to Goa. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor activity, you will find many options on your trip. Goa is full of history and culture and there is always something to do that will amuse the entire family. One of........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 2/27/2011 8:28:07 PM)


Cathedral Provincial Park

Cathedral Provincial Park
Last week, I visited British Columbia"s Cathedral Provincial Park for hiking, photography, and botanizing. Though I"ve yet to identify anything rare in what I photographed, it was a pleasure to visit the area for both the scenery and the sheer diversity of flora and fauna. I"m estimating, but I"d guess at least a hundred different plant species were in bloom, including mass displays of Lupinus, Valeriana & Arnica in the subalpine and, only........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/27/2010 11:08:35 PM)


Keep the Boom from the Room

Keep the Boom from the Room
With summer travel season hard upon us, specialists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have helped create two new standards* designed to increase safety as we rush from gate to gate in crowded mass transit centers. Their efforts will help to fortify against potential bomb threats in the nation's transportation centers. Whether you travel by plane, train or bus, you're bound to pass a familiar container that makes........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/24/2010 11:23:55 PM)


Understanding the Menu in Japan

Understanding the Menu in Japan
© avlxy I can across a site recently that brings some sanity to the task of choosing what to eat from a Japanese menu. It reminded me of just how difficult getting past the language barrier can be when you order food overseas.... I remember sitting in a little restaurant in Penang, Malaysia. I'd studied Malay. But euphemisms are still tricky for any non-native speaker. The menu said padi ayam. I knew that padi was rice - though........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/17/2010 10:36:52 PM)


Will this trip be exciting?

Will this trip be exciting?
Most of us won't respond to the call of adventure while soaking in a relaxing bath. As per a newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research, we're more likely to book a weekend at a spa. "Imagine you are sitting in a bathtub, listening to calm music with gentle candlelight. Add lavender aroma. Then as you flip through a magazine, you come across an advertisement from an amusement park, promising you an exciting place full of........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/14/2009 7:20:36 AM)


Trolley Bus

Trolley Bus
If there are nearly 340 trolley buses still operating worldwide from one continent to another, it means that as a silent transportation system, it is still efficient and cost effective public and government. For busy city streets, it seems to be a smooth ride, despite ugly overhead wires which interrupt the view of the unlimited sky. Well, you can't have your cake and eat it too! In the past there were over 500 trolley bus systems working up........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 10/12/2009 10:31:01 PM)


Living Cheap in Shanghai

Living Cheap in Shanghai
Shanghai is trying hard to sell itself as the luxury capital of Asia, but it's still possible to see Shanghai on the cheap, according the USA Today Accommodation is a good example of the savings available. How much would you expect to pay to sleep in Shanghai?How low do you want to go? The youth hostels that generally serve backpackers and students can be a good option, costing a minimum of 45 yuan (under $7) per night. Shanghai has........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/27/2009 3:38:07 PM)


Rooftopping Toronto: Rising Above Brutalism At City Hall

Rooftopping Toronto: Rising Above Brutalism At City Hall
At the peak of the concrete behemoth in the middle of downtown Toronto we all know as Toronto City Hall lies a spectacular view. The love/hate brutalist design of the building itself hides its grace at its very pinnacle, it would seem. It is disconcerting that this vantage point is hidden away from so many, for so much of the year. That being said, whenever I snatch a chance to rise above the sterile eye-shaped structure, I make sure to take my........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 9/1/2009 10:54:17 PM)


Planning Your Travel with No-Image

Planning Your Travel with No-Image
You have a vacation coming. Where do you go? A new travel wiki, No-Image, may help you answer that question.... No-Image provides information about different travel destinations - like Dubai and Madrid. Looking for something a little closer to home? How about San Antonio? The wiki's entries give you an overview of the destination, some pre-surfed links to explore, and a list of specific attractions you'd want to visit if you........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/26/2009 11:21:35 PM)


Information on Car Rental Maui

Information on Car Rental Maui
Maui Car Rentals: Are you planning a vacation to Maui this year? Are you bothered about renting a car in Maui? Then you should quit pondering over this issue and know how uncomplicated car rental is in Maui Island. Maui is an exotic island with a fantastic and inviting weather for tourists. It also offers number of sight-seeing options and recreational activities to tourists to keep them busy throughout the day. A long drive along the winding........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/11/2009 8:39:32 AM)


Truckin' and Eatin'

Truckin' and Eatin'
Would you buy a taco from this man?  Yeah, so would I In American cities such as LA, New York and many points in between, the grungy coffee truck has been reinvented as a hip and happening way to deliver quality food experiences to busy people Celebrated vendors like the Treats Truck roam Manhattan streets making bakery deliveries and selling their sugary wares (such as raspberry brownies and cran-almond rice crispy bars) to passersby ........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/4/2009 8:57:29 PM)


Summer Golf Deals

Summer Golf Deals
Golf in Niagara Fall Summer is just about upon us in the northern hemisphere - hard to believe But there you have it, so it might be time to start thinking about a golf holiday - you know, take a break from the stress and worry of the Great Recession, etc If you live close to the greatest undefended border in the world - the Canada/U.S. border - there might be something here for you I'm talking specifically of the border........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 6/1/2009 5:44:30 PM)


Traveling Light and Sleeping Rough

Traveling Light and Sleeping Rough
Rolf Potts at Vagabonding took a look early this month at the ultralight backpacking craze. And the truth is that you can get by these days with very little weight.Ultralighters have refined their gear until a tent can weight 2 pounds, a backpack 4lbs, and a stove only 12 ounces. The true gearheads quibble over remaining ounces and keep their outfit as streamlined as possible.At 48 (and a little out of shape), sleeping on the ground doesn't........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 4/1/2009 9:54:49 PM)


Habitats: Grange Park

Habitats: Grange Park
"Catherine Runchey, rooming house operator extraordinaire," says Trish fondly, looking at the plaque on her house. "We don"t know much about her, except that she lived here." Along with other of the Robert Brown row houses near the revamped AGO, the house is on its way to being listed as a Heritage building. The house dates from the transitional period between the Grange"s aristocratic heyday in the mid-1800s and its population shift in the........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:25:40 PM)


The Fantastic Floating Islands Of Titicaca

The Fantastic Floating Islands Of Titicaca
The Uros people of Lake Titicaca have a unique way of life - they build their own islands, float them on the lake and then proceed to live on them.Here is a glimpse of their world, where their home made "islands" are truly "in the stream."(via Robert-John)........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/28/2009 7:06:39 PM)


The Best Ethiopian Restaurants in Toronto

The Best Ethiopian Restaurants in Toronto
Toronto may not be known for its Ethiopian restaurants, but few meals delight like the sharable injera, tibs and kifto served on Bloor, Queen and Danforth. Everything served here is undeniably authentic. Just don"t forget to wash your hands "cause you"re not getting forks or chopsticks.Don"t expect much menu variation, although M&B Yummy is a notable exception. Most restaurants win points for location, service or atmosphere. All are vegetarian........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/10/2009 1:58:16 PM)


Morning Brew

Morning Brew
Photo: "Toronto in wide angles 3" by gingerbugjones, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.What"s happening in the GTA (and sometimes beyond):And so it begins. As the clock struck 12 and we rang in 2009 the homicide counts in the region mercifully reset. But in Peel, it didn"t stay at zero for long as a woman was found dead, possibly stabbed to death, near the airport. Not to be outdone, Toronto featured two people shot on the Danforth following a........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 1/6/2009 9:33:57 PM)


Booking Hotels on a Budget

Booking Hotels on a Budget
Few things feel better than staying in a four star hotel at a two star price AP Travel Editor Beth J. Harpaz has a good piece online on how to book hotels on a budget. Some of her tips are obvious - but easy to forget when you start planning a few days away from home. For example It's generally cheaper to stay in major cities on weekends because the business travellers have all gone home.It a lot cheaper to visit popular spots (she........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/24/2008 6:20:56 PM)


Fountain Bridge

Fountain Bridge
Fountain Bridge.Banpo bridge has been remodeled into a huge and beautiful fountain. 380 nozzles on both sides of the bridge pump out 60 tons of water 20 meters down to the river per minute. The water fountain extends a combined length of 1.2 kilometers along the sides of the bridge. The water for the fountain is pumped up from the river below which is again returned to the river. This is one unique fountain which pumps water down and not up;........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 12/6/2008 2:33:19 PM)


Most Spectacular Train Journeys in the World

Most Spectacular Train Journeys in the World
Taking almost eight hours to complete its journey, the Glacier Express has a reputation for being the slowest 'express' in the world - but it's also one of the most beautiful. Linking the two mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, the journey covers 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. At its highest point, the Glacier Express reaches 2,033 meters (6,670 feet) in altitude at the Oberalp Pass as it travel through some of the........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 11/23/2008 7:42:28 AM)


Round rocks in focus

Round rocks in focus
Yawn! So many round rocks Actually, I never tire of them. I love looking for them when we’re on our walks in the woods, and I delight when I can unearth an especially flawless one. If it’s a keeper, it goes in my pack to be carried with me wherever we are going until I can get back to the shelter to add it to my collection I’ve taken quite a few photos like the one above, but most of them don’t turn out. Most are........Go to the Travel-blog (Added on 8/21/2008 6:35:50 PM)




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