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Mar '11

Cuddling with Europe’s most notorious liar

Tweet SUBMITTED BY: Mariel Backman    LOCATION: Berlin, Germany (2011) Early on in a dating relationship, how important is honesty in your man or boy toy? (Travel buff Mariel Backman recently had fun “Crashing the Cold War” at the Berlin Wall).

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Nov '10

Oktoberfest Bunnies & Cows

SUBMITTED BY: Kerry Byrne    LOCATION: Munich, Germany (2010) Only a few hours into Oktoberfest, the entire city of Munich becomes a giant Facebook page filled with alcohol-induced photo-ops. We have no idea what possesses grown men to dress in pink bunny pajamas and cows with exposed udders when there are no costume parties at any […]

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Oct '10

Crashing the Cold War

SUBMITTED BY: Mariel Backman     LOCATION: Berlin, Germany (2010) People used to run away from the Berlin Wall out of fear of getting shot. Now every last chunk of concrete is a coffee shop prop. The 1989 license plate date, of course, is when the Wall came down, making it safe for hipster artists […]

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Oct '10

Oktoberfest: Do these drinks come in kiddie sizes?

SUBMITTED BY: Kerry Byrne   LOCATION: Freising, Germany (2010) You know what it takes to stay in business for a THOUSAND YEARS? Not being chintzy on the serving sizes. At the historic Weihenstephan Brewery, founded in 1040, there is no such thing as a small! (Kerry Byrne, aka “The Beer Traveler,” is visiting the World’s […]

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Aug '10

Fight the Power (from a distance)!

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Berlin via Washington DC (2010) This kind of aggressive posturing at the Berlin Wall once might have attracted gunfire from the East Side. But in Washington’s flashy Newseum — the mainstream media’s shrine to itself — it is quite safe to be a rabblerouser. The Newseum also has an authentic […]

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Aug '09

Cold War meets Star Wars: Lonely Stormtrooper guards East Berlin

SUBMITTED BY: Dave Pryke   LOCATION: East Berlin, Germany (2009) When President Ronald Reagan dreamed of his Star Wars defense plan, this is not exactly what he had in mind. Filmmaker Dave Pryke encountered a lone Stormtrooper from Darth Vader’s legendary 501st Legion guarding the Brandenburg Gate, which stands just outside the site of the demolished […]