Berlin is one of my favorite cities, although I only go here in the warmer months. During the winter, in the run up to Christmas it is home to some of the biggest Christmas markets. Berlin is one of the cheapest cities I have been to in Europe, eating a main meal can cost as little as 4 Euros and beer is also reasonable. You can spend a whole weekend here without breaking your budget. I already wrote about a hostel I recommend staying and a few other cheap things to do in a former post. I have since discovered more as you read below:
This was a short walk from my hotel room and is square in the center of the Mitte district of Berlin. It is home to the Fernsehutum (TV Tower) and since the German reunification many of the other buildings have been renovated with a big shopping mall as well as other restaurants and bars. Alexanderplatz is also where you can catch the S-Bahn and U-Bahn as well as many buses, making it a very busy transport hub
I went to Budapest for a wedding in the summer and it was great. I had been here before but was on my own so had a very different experience. Budapest is a relatively cheap place to visit for the weekend. I would recommend taking 400 – 500 Euros for 4 days as a couple or 200 Euros as a single person.
June 24th is a day that will go down in history forever – the day the UK voted to leave the EU. It was very close and it was a surprise to many that the Leave Campaign won.
I love to travel and I appreciate the freedom of movement, so I did not want to leave the EU. I wanted to put together a post to show what may happen to those like myself, now we face a time of uncertainty.
I spent many years living near Washington DC and I used to go back every summer. I would recommend at least a long weekend here if you are heading over to the east coast. There is so much to see and it doesn’t have to break your budget.
The best way to see Washington Dc is to walk down the mall. The National Museum of Natural History is down the Mall and is popular for locals with families as well as tourists. It is home to the insect zoo where we used to watch the feeding of the tarantula, there is also a IMAX cinema and a hall of dinosaurs. This is a great place to take the kids and even older members of the family.