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Berlin’s Buddy Bears: Beyond the Cute Factor

One of the first things we noticed upon arriving in Berlin was the abundance of bear statues throughout the city. The city does have a bear on its flag but these adorable depictions of the animal seem to be something else – less ferocious and quite adorable. Almost every establishment has one of these two-metre tall bears standing on its hind legs. I was later told that they were called Buddy Bears.

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Visiting the Jewish Museum Berlin
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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.

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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?

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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.**

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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.

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What to Eat and Drink at Kulturbrauerei’s Street Food Sundays

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

Warm Sundays in Berlin are mostly spent outside, soaking up the sun and taking advantage of the rarity that is warm weather. However, we recently discovered that there’s a way to get some of that much needed Vitamin D while binge-ing on some amazing street food. All you have to do is hop on a train or bike to Kulturbrauerei on a Sunday. There, you’ll find some of the city’s best food trucks all parked in one spot.

Built in the 1800’s, this complex used to be the Schultheiss Brewery. These days, it’s a place fit for East Berlin’s cool crowd. With hip offices, a cinema, and being the ever Instagrammable event space, Kulturbrauerei has become a must-visit destination in Prenzlauer Berg.

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