Going For an Early Morning Run in Berlin

Going for a run in Berlin is quite a different experience than going for a run in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In Eindhoven you wouldn't really encounter anything of visual significance, the oldest buildings are maybe just over a hundred years old and not really awe-inspiring, but running in Berlin and playing hide and seek with… Continue reading Going For an Early Morning Run in Berlin


Breaking a Habit: One Month Without Music

iPod Out Of Order

"You cannot understand a system until you try to change it" For the next four weeks I will not put on any music whatsoever as a kind of personal challenge. However, it's not just about challenging myself, it is about breaking a habit and learning from it. The German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin once said "You… Continue reading Breaking a Habit: One Month Without Music

Ich habe ein Zimmer gefunden!

Mein neues zimmer is that way

Although it's only for six weeks, I'm super excited that I have a place of my own in Berlin. And not just anywhere in Berlin, but in the very heart of Berlin! I can practically walk to my work! On the 22nd I can move in with my three soon-to-be flatmates and from then on I… Continue reading Ich habe ein Zimmer gefunden!

Eat Vietnamese, Practise German

Last year I was a regular customer at a nearby Chinese restaurant in the Landsberger Allee. Their food was cheap, tasty, well-portioned and healthier than the kebab of next door. Unfortunately, to my surprise, I found out that that Chinese restaurant is no longer there. Therefore, I was relieved to find a Vietnamese restaurant two blocks down… Continue reading Eat Vietnamese, Practise German

New City, New Coffee Place

Moving to a new, completely unknown city can be a hazardous undertaking. For starters, you have no clue where to buy your food, what's cheap and what's any good. Therefore, it is a top priority to discover where to buy breakfast, lunch, supper and, of course, coffee. The latter is especially important as the places… Continue reading New City, New Coffee Place