Berlin has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin Modernism Housing Estates, and the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin. Even though much of the city was reduced to rubble during World War II, many of the structures have been reconstructed and restored to their original
This wouldn’t have been my first time in Berlin. When we were backpacking across Europe, our initial plan was to stop in Berlin for a week. But because of limited budget and time, something had got to give. We decided to skip Berlin and spend most of our time in
There are 43 types of German sausages listed in Wikipedia, and Berlin is a great place to sample some of them. Berlin also has a booming vegetarian cuisine. It’s Europe’s #1 vegan food city with over 200 vegan or vegetarian restaurants and cafes. Döners are also best sellers in Berlin.
Hi! My name is Vins. And I’m an addict. Addicted to sweets! LOL. It’s probably my only vice. I don’t do drugs. I’m not fond of alcohol. And I have never touched a cigarette in my life. But I am too weak to resist the call of a sugar rush.
When we walked past the Duomo on our last night, the air carried a familiar classical tune coming from a string quartet positioned along an adjacent alley. The drizzling had stopped and a small crowd had gathered around them. Suddenly, a little boy took his mother’s hand and together they
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-gō is one of the most picturesque destinations in Japan. Cradled in Gifu Region, often nicknamed the Heartland of Japan, this small, rustic village offers a break from the crazy, busy life in major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
If it isn’t too obvious yet, Japan is The Poor Traveler‘s most-loved destination. Between Yoshke and myself, we have been to the Land of the Rising Sun a total of 14 times over the past 4 years. Sometimes, it can be easy for us to think that we’ve experienced the
As soon as we walked into our room in Munich, I had to say it. “I hate to admit this,” I told my blogging partner Yoshke, who was in charge of booking our accommodations, “But you did great finding these hotels.” “Of course,” he answered. The smug look on his
There are three things that I always make sure I experience when I’m on an island getaway, and they all start with S: the sea, the sunset, and loud, scandalous sss.., uhm, singing. Yep. sea, sunsets, and singing. For real. When it comes to the sea and sunsets, the famed
You know what they say: The best things in life stink. Yes, they say that. Oh there’s no such saying? Well then, let’s make it a thing. Because if our trip to the Ijen Crater is any indication — I’ll say it again — the best things in life stink.