Finally, a guaranteed second life for all of our old two-wheeled companions. We get many requests to test stuff out, to write reviews and to promote businesses. We rarely do it. But, when Yeply.de contacted us, we immediately jumped on the offer. Their business claim: get your bike fully repaired for a fixed, transparent price, … Read more Yeply.de Bicycle Repair Leaves No Bike Behind
Through Corona social distancing, I found a concrete swimming oasis. Berlin summer outdoor swimming is something I always look forward to. But, in these end times, flip-flopping up for a watery work out has seemed almost out of the question. Berliner Bäder Betrieb’s pandemic-friendly safety measures, including booking time slots and closing shower/changing facilities, are … Read more Kombibad Gropiusstadt: A Bauhaus Swimming Oasis
You’re either really excited by this, or you don’t know what you’re missing. It all started when I saw a Facebook photo of a bottle of Thatcher’s Katy cider and the caption: “Well well well, what have we got here… A huge selection of British ciders and beers”. My life over the past few years … Read more Finally! British Products Find a Home in Berlin
Think you know Berlin’s best Döner kebab? Meet the person reviewing them all. There’s a breathtaking, ever-growing number of Dönerläden in Berlin. Feeling overwhelmed by it all, it’s easy to give up the hunt to find ‘Berlin’s best’ and settle for ‘Berlin’s nearest’. Attempting to test, catalogue and rate them all? Madness. This daunting and … Read more Finding Berlin’s Best Döner Kebab With Dönerstag
PEOPLE is a social fashion project. But the individuals involved don’t just make clothes and jewelry. They find their creative voices in a society that so often ignores them. The project is made up of people from ages 13 to 27–sometimes homeless or drug-addicted, from various walks of life and post-different bumps in the road. … Read more Berlin’s At-Risk Youth Make Fashion for PEOPLE
Top tips to flirt, make friends, show-off, and occupy yourself when you’re bored AF at home. You haven’t washed your hair since before Boris Johnson tested positive, your tooth-brushing is shockingly far from the recommended twice per day (a very low bar) and you waved goodbye to camaraderie with your roommates long ago. (Did you? … Read more How to Make Friends and Influence People During Quarantine
Restaurateurs tell us how Berlin’s gastro scene is really coping. As the world began locking down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and my beloved Berliner bars and restaurants began shutting their doors, one of my first questions was ‘how on earth are they going to survive this?’ Rent, wages, health insurance, kitchens stuffed with … Read more Will Berlin Restaurants Survive COVID-19?
How to cook like a Sternekoch using only your local Spätkauf. As supermarkets become hotbeds of paranoia and empty toilet roll shelves, and people all over Berlin are realising that pesto and pasta is boring as fuck, Berlin Loves You comes to the rescue. With a little imagination, Spätkaufs sell all you need to create … Read more 5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine
Greetings from the closing-in walls of my quarantine bedroom. Here we are, together but apart—in the greatest city in the world, a wide metropolis of closed bars, once-great clubs, shuttered cafes, and fenced-off parks. What a bummer, hey? To begin this article, I suppose we have to dip into the reason we liked Berlin in … Read more What’s to Like About Berlin in Quarantine?
They say laughter is the best medicine. It’s not, a vaccine is. If these four walls could talk… well, they probably wouldn’t have much to say right now. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 15 survival guidelines to get us through this period of collective locked-in syndrome. 1. Chairs provide an excellent mid-point … Read more 15 Berlin Bedroom Self-Isolation Survival Guidelines