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
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?
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?