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A Guide to Berlinerisch

Ian Farrell explores the origins and development of Berlinerisch – and shows us how to speak ‘like a local’… This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Slow Travel Berlin. The full version can be found here. Moving … Continue reading

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Books to travel with

So, this blog has been dormant for a little while, and I’m sorry about that. But there’s a good reason (or two). Firstly, the world cup has been on, so I’ve been spending a lot of time watching football and … Continue reading

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Discovering worlds outside our own – the importance of reading and imagination to both adults and children

We are all encouraged to read from an early age. Even before we really know what they mean, we sit in our parents’ laps and try to follow the words they recite to us from our brightly illustrated books. Reading … Continue reading

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Published on the BBC! OK, so it’s not an article I wrote myself, but my editor at Slow Travel Berlin, Paul Sullivan, was kind enough to publish my opinions on one of my favourite local bars in Berlin. On BBC … Continue reading

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Don’t be so homely!

Just a short one today – Real Life has been getting in the way again of late, but I’d like to share with you a wonderful piece of wordage I heard this week. As those of you who’ve been following … Continue reading

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A message from the dawn of history

This is a book review. At least, I think it is. It’s the first one I’ve done since primary school, when we had to write up the books we read so the teachers could see how we were progressing. So … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Market Halls – a hidden history I’ve been at it again – over at Slow Travel Berlin, you can find my latest article on the history – and recent revival – of Berlin’s grand nineteenth century market halls. It … Continue reading

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