While jogging in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park last year, I met Tom Hanks out of the blue. ☺️I stopped, wandering if my imagination had gone wild. But it was him indeed. I said “Hello”, he replied very politely and continued his stroll. He was in the city for Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece “Bridge of Spies”, which was of course filmed in Berlin. Metro.co.uk discovered all of the places that you can visit from the film just like Tom’s character did. See the story on Metro.co.uk.
Lovely post by lauraslittleletters.com Reading this made me fall in love with my city again and again. Visit their website for more personal travel stories from around the world or as Laura puts it, about LIVING, LEARNING, LOVING😊
We first went to Berlin in 2011, mainly for the Christmas markets. After visiting various other markets in different countries we just couldn’t quite compare them to Berlin. We were so taken with the atmosphere, the people and the places that we decided to return again this year.
I don’t like cliché holiday spots. What about you? The ITB in Berlin is the biggest tourism fair in the world. And boy, do they have offers! Here are a few ideas for you to grab and put on your bucket list. Book a flight, pack your bags and let’s go discover the world! 😉
(And dear friends, I want to stress the fact that none of the companies listed below paid or offered me any services in order to be included in this post.)
The Nunavut region in Canada
If you’re fed up with tourist-studded hot spots, chain hotels and loud cities, get your arctic experience in the amazing Nunavut area in Northern Canada. Live with the locals, explore the amazing wildlife, hike, breathe and let yourself guided by pure freedom.
There are no roads to Nunavut. The area, as big as Western Europe, is not connected by road or rail to any other Canadian cities further south. So you’ll only get there by plane or boat. These airlines fly to Nunavut from South Canada: First Air, Canadian North and Calm Air.
It’s best to book your trip and get all necessary information via Parks Canada, pc.gc.ca
The Secret Lagoon in Iceland
Iceland is definitely one of nature’s wonders. It always reminds me of the scenery from Lord of the Rings. If you want uniqueness, this is the place to be! And if you’re looking for something “hidden”, go to the Secret Lagoon, one of the oldest natural geothermal pools in Iceland. You can book a daily tour with sternatravel.com for 8.700 ISK.
Home stay in Nepal
Some say that the best trip you can ever take is inside yourself. Find your centre while discovering Nepal. As Lonely Planet describes it, “Nepal is one of the best countries for adventure destination in the world”. You can choose out of endless trekking routes around the Himalayas but the best is that you can get authentic bed & breakfast while living with the locals. If you want to become a Nepalese for a while, book your stay 27 km from Kathmandu in a green village environment. aroundthehimalayas.com
Let’s get hotter! The Maldives
Travmaldives.com is one of Maldives’ luxury travel specialist. Should you want to dig deeper into your pockets, get a very personal service here and eventually the vacation of your life. My favourite spot is Niyaama Maldives, located 140 km from Male, in Dhaalu Atoll. I wouldn’t mind waking up in one of those water bungalows and being served breakfast in front of those amazing blue colours. You can get here by speedboat from Male.
European beauty – Croatia
I couldn’t name the most beautiful spot in Croatia. This is simply because the whole country is stunning. The good news is that it’s fairly small, which means that two-three weeks would be quite enough for you to explore its fantastic scenery. Unless you decide to stay for good. Since most of the tourists prefer to head straight to Dalmatia and its famous Dubrovnik and Split, I suggest you to try the North-Western region of Istria and its beautiful surrounding islands. Walk on Roman cobble streets in the picturesque town of Rovinj, eat fantastic Croatian dishes and watch the sun sinking into the Adriatic, while sipping a cocktail in the old town. Once in the area, you shouldn’t miss the island of Rab, which you can easily reach by ferryboat from Rijeka. Rab is Croatia’s greenest island and one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. To get to Istria, you can fly to Pula or to Rijeka. Get more info on Visitcroatia.com
And of course, there will always be Berlin 😀
ITB, world’s largest travel trade show starts in Berlin on March 9th. This event is a mini-trip around the world, a collage of cultures, a preview of marvelous places one hasn’t seen yet. Read here why the ITB is like a Bermuda Triangle for Vacation Freaks.
Shall we look something up for you? Please tell us where you intend to spend your next holiday and we’ll gather information for you and also send you relevant catalogues/ flyers.
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