Best Berlin Day Trips

The capital of its country, one of the most historic, advanced, and well known countries in the world, Berlin is a very important city. There’s tons to see throughout Berlin, from the beautiful Brandenburg Gate to marvellous Museum Island, making it a very popular tourist destination. Berlin is the perfect home base for travellers looking to explore the rest of its country, with many huge metropolises and hidden gems of towns located around the city. So in this post, I’ll be going back to my Berlin series – specifically writing about three of the best day trip destinations from the city, including cultural Dresden, growing Leipzig, and humble Dessau!

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Neighbourhood Guide: Toronto’s Chinatown

One of the largest of its kind outside of Asia, Toronto’s Chinatown is a vibrant neighbourhood consisting of dozens of Chinese and East Asian restaurants and businesses. From delicious Peking duck to beautiful Coconut buns, there’s tons to be discovered in this neighbourhood. The city’s main Chinatown, the one this post is focused on, is centred around Spadina and Dundas, though throughout the rest of Toronto and the GTA there are many other large East Asian communities. As I’m half Chinese, Chinatown is one of my favourite spots in the city as well as a place I’m often at, so I thought it’d be fun to write a neighbourhood guide about it, which is what this post is!

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Best Skyline Views in Toronto

The most popular photo of virtually any city is one of its skyline, and it’s easy to see why. With stunning skyscrapers creating dimension within the shot, dozens of different shades of colour making for interesting details, and the stories behind each and every building showing the character of the metropolis, there are many reasons why this is true. Whether I’m in a city I’ve visited many time before, or if I’m in a completely new city I’ve never been, I always most enjoy photographing that city’s skyline. So, I decided to start a new series here on my blog, where I show you the best places to go in a certain city to get those perfect skyline shots. To start off my series I thought I’d first write about Toronto, a city I know very well. I used to live just outside of Toronto, I plan to live there after I finish high school, and I go back to visit quite often (hence why I have so many posts here on my blog about the city!), so this post was practically written by a local!

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Best Summer Travel Destinations

Unsurprisingly, summer is without a doubt the most popular time of the year to travel for almost everyone. From the (generally) good weather to long breaks, there are many reasons why most people plan their trips during the summertime! Choosing a destination for summer trips though can be quite difficult, as you must consider weather, activities, and busyness of any potential place you’d like to visit. So, to help you all out with choosing your perfect summer destination, in this post I’ll be listing seven spots throughout the world that I think would make for the perfect summer getaway.

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A Guide to Cold War Era Berlin

The Cold War, a political affair that took place between the US and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1999, put the city of Berlin in a very unique situation. After World War II, Berlin was separated into both east (communist) and west (free), as well as British, French, American and Soviet sectors. In 1961, after much East German immigration to the West, the Soviets built the infamous Berlin Wall. This iconic yet inhumane wall stood as a barrier between the communist East and free West for nearly 30 years after its construction, separating families and ruining lives. Berlin was basically at the centre of the conflict between the west and east, and many of the most important events of the Cold War occurred in the city. Therefore, the Berlin of today is home to many Cold War Era related sites – three of which I’ll be writing about in this guide.

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