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February 21, 2019

Japan Travel Basics

Japan Travel Basics

I admit that we’ve been to Japan a few times. That hardly makes us experts on the subject. Still, people have kept asking about those trips; so we decided to share what we know.

November 5, 2018

Kaffeemitte

Kaffeemitte

When we came Berlin in the early 2010s, this was the quintessential “hipster” place for us: We’d go and listen to the guy at the next table, boasting how he wasted €200 on drinks last night.

October 17, 2018

Tokyu Hands

Tokyu Hands

In Japan, almost every city has its own unsung wonderland: It’s called Tokyu Hands. To call it a “store” would be an understatement: A typical incarnation will sell everything that isn’t edible, and then some.

October 12, 2018

Manage your travel money

Manage your travel money

Money and payment on the road can be a bit more exiting than at home: Businesses elsewhere have different habits, you house bank is far away and you have to bring funds with you in some way.

October 10, 2018

Zen Shibuya

Zen Shibuya

We’ve first been to Zen when we had an Airbnb in the area and didn’t want to hunt around for a lunch place. We’ve always had a soft spot for udon noodles: Compared to the better known, all-popular ramen they are thicker, more substantial and more “native Japanese”. They come in as many variations as ramen, though.