Sunday, 19 April 2015

Seeing the sights of Berlin

 Reichstag & Government Quarter

The roof top terrace and dome within the Reichstag Building allows it's visitors to witness of once in a life time view of Berlin's parliamentary and government quarter  which can be either seen during the day or night. Whilst overlooking the grounds through the dazzling glass cupola you're also able to see some of the cities other incredible landmarks.


Holocaust Memorial 

The memorials  maze layout gives you the opportunity to slowly walk through the paths take in it's powerful feeling of a cemetery. Stepping in between the concrete blocks truly makes you reflect on what happened to the victims of the mass murder and how architect Peter Eisenman wanted visitors to be able to pay their respects to those who had been killed.


Berliner Dom

Even though its exterior is covered in dark patches caused by the damage it suffered since its construction in 1905 . The Dom's turquoise roof top and  gold decorations makes this cathedral truly stand out whilst walking around in Berlin.

The Fernsehturn Tower

Near Alexanderplatz you'll find the humongous Fernsehturn television tower . The 368 meter high structure allows travelers to experience viewing the city from the tallest building in Germany. Architecturally the building itself resembles to other well known international skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.


Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

This famous church known as the "The Hollow Tooth" in Kurf├╝rstendamm was damamged  during a bomb raid in 1943 however it's imperfect features such as is missing spike makes this church a unique sight to see within western Berlin. You can find some of it's remaining artifacts and missing architecture in the foyer next to the within standing tower.


The Berlin Wall - Eastside Gallery.

Eastside Gallery is known to be an international memorial for freedom. Whilst walking down the 1.3km long path you'll be able to see the creative and symbolic art work displayed on each slab of the Berlin  Wall which reflects on the walls history through its powerful messages.


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Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Carry On Bag.


                             Hand Luggage Bag, Purse & Hand luggage tag - ASOS ,  Ipad mini, Camera - Panasonic Lumix GF3,     Phone & Ipod - eBay ,  -ASOS , Mints- Peppersmith * , Aztec Wallet & Floral iphone 5 flip case -  Accessorize, Make up -  Small contor kit - Sleek , Mini Roller Lash mascara -Benefit , Lipstick - L'Oreal , long lasting perfection concealer - Collection, Cleansing wipes - Simple.

When traveling abroad it's important to find cabin friendly bag that will contain all the vital documents and electrical goods which will keep you entertained on your journey .  However amongst the holiday excitement it's quiet easy to slip up and forget some of the key items that you may need to pack on your trip abroad. Taking the time out beforehand to create  a simple quick and easy check list will help you get your hand luggage packed and ready to go without any traveler stress.

Invest in protection cases for your ID - Keeping your Passport and other forms of identification that you may need to take abroad in a protection case as this will help prevent you from losing your passport , driving licence etc as they printed or colourful cases will be easy to spot.

Zip up the travel documents in a small bag - Even though the majority of airplane companies follow the process of online check in it’s still important to carry hard copy documents to help keep note of your trip - Highlight /circle/underline on the print out which highlights the information that you need to know – Flight time /hotel location etc.

Separate the cash – Separating out the cash into different compartments will help give a security blanket in case you lose your purse or wallet. As well spacing it out will is a great option for you if you're on a budget as it will stop you from over spending.

Camera & Cables – It's important to separate your electrical goods as this will help those of you who carry a fair few gadgets or cameras to have a lighter load on your shoulders and back.  An easy tip is to keep your main plugs in your suit case and purchase a small portable charger  as it will re-boost your iPhone or iPod whilst on the plane and take up less space in your bag.  Camera wise depending on the style camera you have ensure you check the make of the battery as due to hand luggage regulations you may not be allow to carry it in your carry on bag.

Headphones - This plug in is ideal for those who are nervous flyers or suffer from anxiety as various apps can help calm down your mood . However if therapeutic rituals aren't your cup of tea instead opt another soothing experience by just playing your favourite tracks on your ipod and relax.

Stay minty fresh – Keeping a pack of refreshing mints or chewing gum  in your bag will not only help battle against those annoying inflight clogs but it will keep your breath nice and fresh after snacking on some tasty treats.  The invigorating gum and mini mints from Peppersmith are perfect for those of you who are looking are for dental approved  mints which scientifically aims to improve your oral hygiene whilst on the go.

Antibacterial gel – A small hand sanitizer is vital product to keep in your hand luggage as alcohol based gel will kill of germs and prevent you  from catching any unwanted  bugs on your journey.

Give your complexion a refresh – All that confined space on the plane isn’t good for your skin especially when you’re covered in makeup . Allow your pores to breathe by giving your face a wipe down with some cleansing wipes and remoisturize your skin with some of your favourite skin products which are travel sized.

Protect yourself from UV rays  - If you've forgotten to purchase a travel size SPF make sure your keep yourself covered from UV rays by protecting your eyes by wearing sunglasses or by wearing  fashion forward fedora or snap back.



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