Category

Berlin

Visiting the Jewish Museum Berlin
in Berlin, Berlin Travel, Berlin What to Do, Europe, Expat Life, Germany, Travel

Visiting the Jewish Museum Berlin

If there’s any award for having the most backlog, I’m pretty sure I’ll win it. So, here I am today trying to lessen my load. One article at a time. Today, I’ll be sharing about my visit to the Jewish Museum Berlin. My husband Alvin and I have been saving the museums for winter. We wanted to savour the sun all throughout summer (and what’s left of it in autumn) by exploring the city. However, when my friend Armi visited in August and said she wanted to see this museum in particular, I knew I had to go with her.

Continue reading

in Berlin, Berlin What to Do, Expat Life

The First Reel: The Philippine Film Festival in Berlin 2017 Lineup

Hey Berliners. How are you planning to spend this coming weekend? How about the next one? Well, here’s something fun, different, and so educational, it will widen your perspective. The Philippine Film Festival is happening this month! It’s starting tonight, actually.

It runs from the 3rd till the 5th and on the 8th till the 12th of November. That’s two weekends plus a hump day. Why not spend it with our community and get to know more about our vibrant  film industry?

Continue reading

Almost Diplomatic - Schloss Bellevue - Bellvue Palace - Berlin - Diplomat's Wife - Blog - Germany - 607
in Berlin Travel, Berlin Where to Go, Europe, Germany, Travel

Visiting the Schloss Bellevue with Wilkommen in Berlin

I recently wrote about the first event I attended organised by Wilkommen in Berlin (WIB). After that, I was able to attend a couple more before the diplomatic spouse club went on a break for the summer. The break is over and I’m still not done writing about the events before it. No surprise there. As per usual, my plate has become pretty full. One of the said events was a tour of the Schloss Bellevue – the seat of the German president.

When I told my husband about us getting to visit this particular schloss, he pounced on it as another awesome thing about being the diplo-spouse rather than the diplomat. “You get to do the fun stuff while I deal with the stressful bits,” he laughed. Come to think  of it, I get to go on a tour of the palace before he does. Also when he goes, it’s going to be work. But I do the cooking and the laundry at home so I guess we’re even. 😛

Continue reading

in Berlin, Berlin What to Do, Expat Life

Liquidrom and Getting Naked in Berlin (A Guide for European Sauna First-Timers)

Five months into living in Berlin, I haven’t been inside a European sauna. Not that it’s a requirement for people who move here but I do believe in really getting to know the country where we are posted. That, of course, entails trying out things that are unique in that area.

**Before you proceed: I did not take photos inside Liquidrom for obvious reasons. What you’re about to read focuses on the experience of this half-Asian girl and can be used as a guide for people who want to try it out too.**

Continue reading

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
in Berlin, Berlin Travel, Berlin What to Do, Berlin Where to Go, Europe, Germany, Travel

Photo Diary: A Visit to the Schloss Charlottenburg

On good, sunny days, we are often out and about enjoying some rare warmth here in Berlin. Those days are running out now. Most of the time, especially now and back in April when we first arrived, it could be quite nippy. On such days, indoor attractions and activities are on the agenda. Schloss Charlottenburg was one of the first on our list so one weekend, we took a short train ride over to this palace just within Berlin.

Continue reading

Almost Diplomatic - The-Binge-Mustafas-Gemüse-Kebap-Döner-Berlin-Germany-98
in Berlin, Berlin Food, Expat Life

The Anatomy of Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap Döner

This piece first appeared on The-Binge.com and is published with permission.

For quite a while now, Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap has been a cult favourite in Berlin. Almost every traveller or foodie who stops by this city adds it to their list of must-tries.

This, despite the 20 minute line. And that’s a positive estimate, by the way. We tried the popular döner ourselves to see what the fuss is all about, and to tell you whether it’s worth lining up for.

Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap - Döner - The Binge - Review - Berlin - Germany

The famous döner stand is right by the U-bahn station, Mehringdamm‘s exit. As soon as you emerge from the underground, you’ll be greeted by the smell of spiced meat, followed by a line of waiting customers.

It’s not the only thing this stall is selling, but people are lining up for the Hähnchen Döner mit Gemüse (Chicken Döner with Vegetables). When you finally arrive at the counter, take a moment to congratulate yourself for having the patience to wait. Then, marvel at the colourful salad selection and the sauces as your mouth waters, and one of the guys asks you what you want.

Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap - Döner - The Binge - Review - Berlin - Germany

Kräuter (herb), Knoblauch (garlic), and Scharf (a little spicy) are the choice for sauces. We suggest you ask for all three and let them go wild piling your crispy on-the-outside, soft-and-warm-on the-inside pita bread with all the veggies they have.

The usual salad mix with tomatoes and onions gets an added oomph. This, through a couple of grilled potato wedges, and some other veggies like paprika and carrots.

Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap - Döner - The Binge - Review - Berlin - Germany

Mustafa’s prides itself on a mystery sauce that some say is the secret to their döner’s success. However, there are also a couple of extra things that, when added to this sauce, make it a little more special than the average Berlin döner. A bit of lemon juice is freshly squeezed onto the döner right in front of you. You also get a sprinkle of crumbly, feta cheese.

———————————————- Read the rest over at The-Binge.com —————————————

Close