In Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland (one hour away from Dublin), you’ll find KILKEA CASTLE. It’s a majestic 12th century castle that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel. We celebrated Rache’s birthday in this beautiful place–befitting of my queen and love of my life–on our first-ever trip to Ireland. It was really magical and definitely one of the … Continue reading KILKEA CASTLE: A Castle Birthday for My Queen (and our First Impressions of Ireland)! @KilkeaCastle
Here’s a wrap-up of the Berlin Series in OAP: 10 Most Awesome Experiences for First Timers in Berlin!
You would need to start your German Schengen Visa application at least one month or as early as 3 months before your scheduled travel. Here’s how to apply for Schengen Visa in the German Embassy in Manila…
We stayed in MOTEL ONE, a leading low budget designer motel brand in Europe, located in Alexanderplatz, the heart of the transportation hub in Berlin. Here’s our Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz experience… Motel One Berlin-AlexanderplatzDircksenstrasse 36, Mitte, Berlin, Germany Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz (aff link)
The Berlin Wall or Berliner Mauer is a barrier built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) that separated East Germany from West Germany from August 13, 1961 until its fall on November 9, 1990. It prevented the defection of the people from East to West and instantly separated the families upon its erection. It’s amazing to see Berlin … Continue reading BERLIN: The Fall of the Berlin Wall–25th Year Anniversary! @VisitBerlin
TIM RAUE is a two-star Michelin Chef and is considered as one of the best Chefs in Berlin. He opened his flagship store, Tim Raue, together with his wife Marie-Anne last July 2010, serving Asian-inspired cuisine. It is the top 78 restaurant in the San Pellegrino list. Tim also opened two new restaurants in 2013 in Berlin–Sra … Continue reading BERLIN: The TIM RAUE Experience – Best Chef in Berlin? (A Review)
What can you expect from a restaurant named “White Trash Fast Food“? While the place sounds very touristy and kitschy, their marketing is irresistible. I first saw the cool ad for WTFF when I landed at Berlin airport and I was immediately interested to check it out. Our guide, Matthias, highly recommended it as a first timer’s taste of … Continue reading BERLIN: White Trash Fast Food – “Exotic food just like Mama used to make!”
Markthalle Neun (Market Hall 9) is a popular street food and weekend market in Berlin, located at the gentrified Kreuzberg railway market hall–built on October 1, 1891. Street Food Market Thursdays is a must-see for all foodies visiting Berlin if they want to get a taste of the emerging culinary landscape in the capital. Here’s a … Continue reading BERLIN: Markthalle Neun Street Food Market Thursdays @BerlinFood
I must admit, when I saw Teufelsberg in the itinerary as the culminating activity for our last day in Berlin, I expected it to be boring. But the charm of visiting the once abandoned building that has been turned into one of the largest outdoor gallery parks grows on you, then you start to appreciate how different Berlin is. (Read “How Berlin has … Continue reading BERLIN: TEUFELSBERG–Abandoned Cold War-era Spy Station on top of Devil’s Mountain!
We had the privilege of meeting with the best bloggers in Berlin and dining with them at Max und Moritz Old Berlin Tavern. I’d like to share with you what I learned about the blogosphere and lifesytle culture in the German Capital. Thank you to our blogger friends from Berlin for an awesome meet-up. 🙂