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I cannot NOT write. I think I was born with a pen (okay, today it’s a stylus) in my hand. So, wherever we go (and we travel a LOT), my diary tags along too. So does my tiny #NoFilter Canon SD 1200. And together we create a world from a unique perspective. My perspective. This blog is the world through my eyes, a bit offbeat, sometimes quirky, always different.

This Blog is for my short-attention-span friends out there … less words, more pictures. But if you like what you see, I also have full-on longer-length articles of our wayward travels elsewhere on this website.
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Schloss Charlottenburg & Picasso

Schloss Charlottenburg & Picasso

Posted on: 10th June 2019| By: Marielle

Hard to believe that this grand palatial complex was built as a summer residence for the wife of a 17th-century ruler. It is so lavish and opulent, filled with Rococo-style gilt, mythological ceiling frescoes, tapestries, gorgeous silver and gold objets d’art, statues and cherubs, exquisite painted porcelain from China and Japan, as well as lacquered…
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Reporting from Berlin

Reporting from Berlin

Posted on: 9th June 2019| By: Marielle

I’ve just realised that, by creating a new travel category in my Blog, some of you might not be receiving post notifications. So, if you haven’t already read about our first couple of days in Berlin, please do go back a few posts to catch up! Today’s a gorgeous day and we’re off to visit…
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Berlin : First Impressions

Berlin : First Impressions

Posted on: 9th June 2019| By: Marielle

Having a rest day after all the mini-trauma of getting here … and quietly settling in as things gently right themselves (lightning-destroyed Internet router finally restored, figured out the Metro, U- and S-Bahn transportation systems followed by an amazing dinner in the Schöneberg suburb, we’re starting to like our shabby-chic place, which is at the…
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Berlin, looking for the love

Berlin, looking for the love

Posted on: 8th June 2019| By: Marielle

Berlin’s HauptBahnhof is pretty impressive, with 3 floors, and all the shopping amenites, including supermarkets and clothing stores. We had a rather inauspicious start to our leg to Berlin. At first, all was relatively smooth, from apartment to Metro to Prague’s main train station . . . with much lugging of very weighty suitcases (what…
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Eclectic Prague

Eclectic Prague

Posted on: 7th June 2019| By: Marielle

It’s goodbye Prague and hello Berlin. Which brings on some musing and introspection into our week-long stay in this city. Firstly, the really excellent choice (well done, Hirsh!) of the area we’re staying in, Karlín, just to the right of the Old Town, Staré Mĕsto, and on the south side of the river. Although filled…
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Prague’s Astounding Architecture

Prague’s Astounding Architecture

Posted on: 6th June 2019| By: Marielle

Sun-gilded buildings on the Old Town Square at around 8 p.m. One day left in Prague — we have explored it on foot from top to bottom, taken trams and the metro, and feel we’ve done it justice — but I can’t leave without taking another look at the astounding architecture. Every time you turn…
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Prague : it’s in the details

Prague : it’s in the details

Posted on: 5th June 2019| By: Marielle

Prague’s architecture goes all the way from Gothic and Baroque to Renaissance and Art Nouveau, so the wealth of detailing is astounding. I spend most of my time with a craned neck, looking upwards. A post dedicated to the details … Imagine stepping out onto your balcony and there are these gorgeous sculpted figures. An…
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Prague Castle & Palace Complex

Prague Castle & Palace Complex

Posted on: 4th June 2019| By: Marielle

From Prague’s Vltava River, which divides the city into two, you need only look up the hill to see the huge, sprawling Castle complex. By the time you get there (you can take buses, trams or do a long, winding, uphill walk — which like madmen we did), it’s a bewildering maze of leafy shaded…
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Prague Fun

Prague Fun

Posted on: 3rd June 2019| By: Marielle

It’s interesting being in a country where the language is so foreign you can’t get anywhere close to understanding the street signs, and just getting to say “Good morning” is a major challenge. The weird accents on the letters don’t help with deciphering the language either. The closest we’ve got to understanding any words are…
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Warhol, Dali, Mucha

Warhol, Dali, Mucha

Posted on: 2nd June 2019| By: Marielle

How fortuitous that we chanced upon an exhibition featuring a 3-in-1 … the crazy Spaniard painter Salvador Dalí, American Pop artist Andy Warhol, and Art Nouveau illustrator Alphonse Mucha. Granted, it was mainly posters, illustrations, postcards, calendars and so on, but we were excited nonetheless. Andy Warhol’s silkscreens of famous personalities (where he introduced the…
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