Author: Felipe Tofani

Musical Mondays: Sepultura in Berlin live at C-Club

It was still cold when we went to C-Club to see Sepultura play their new album The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart. This was the second time we saw them playing here in Berlin and, as always, they showed that there are no signs of slowing down.  The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart was the reason behind this recent tour and I have to say that it’s their best album since Derrick joined the band. You can see the connection between the primitive looking album artwork and the aggression of the music...

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European Capital of Hardcore: Umeå 1989-2000

When we were in Umeå to cover the opening of the city as the European Capital of Europe, there was one exhibition that really caught our eye. Umeå – European Capital of Hardcore 1989-2000 was it and it was really cool to see how everyone seemed to care about the hardcore scene in Northern Sweden. Posters, flyers, demo tapes and a lot of pictures from all the bands that spawned out of Umeå. Umeå is the European Capital of Hardcore In the mid of the 1990’s, Umeå became the hot spot for hardcore in Europe. Most of the bands were strongly associated...

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Cafe Berlin: Two and Two in Neukölln

Two and Two is my favorite cafe in Neukölln and if you walk around Pannierstraße and see how many cafes are there, you will understand how hard it is to decide which one is your favorite. But why Two and Two? Easy. They have the best chocolate cake I ever ate in Berlin, their coffee is great, they have free wi-fi and there are cool japanese stationery all around. If I need to say more, keep reading and looking at all the pictures we took there and you will want to go there as soon as possible. Originally from...

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BBI – Berlin Burger International

If you are looking for the best burger in Berlin, you will find it at BBI – Berlin Burger International. We did the research and every burger we tasted pointed to this tiny burger joint on Pannierstraße. If you don’t believe us, just look at the pictures below, take the bus and go there. Try it and i bet you are going to have one of the best burger experiences of your life. This is not a joke. We were having a discussion while walking to BBI about how did we hear about this place. Maybe one of us...

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Tempelhof: The Mother of All Airports

In the center of Berlin, stands a monument to a darker time in the past and a link to a near future. This place is Tempelhof Freiheit, a vast park surrounded by emerging urban quarters. The airport was originally constructed in 1927 and was occasionally cited as the world’s oldest still operating commercial airport. But, since it is no longer functional, this is not an issue anymore. When we moved to Neukölln in 2012, this was one of the first places we decided to explore. Barbecues on sunny afternoons were mandatory during the summer and we spent lots of...

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Where to Eat in Berlin: Vadi Frühstückshaus

Kumpir is a baked potato in the turkish way. In its most basic form, a Kumpir is made with potatoes that are wrapped with foil and baked in special ovens. The potatoes are cut straight down the middle and the insides are mixed with unsalted butter and puréed with kaşar cheese. However, all kinds of foods can be added to the potato and this is what you are going to eat at Vadi Frühstückshaus in Neukölln. We found Vadi Frühstückshaus while walking on the sidewalks next to the Karl Marx Strasse subway station and we don’t remember why it took us so long to get back...

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A Foursquare page for Fotostrasse

Foursquare can be a really great tool for finding great places around you. The problem is that people have an issue going over check ins and mayorships. My experience analyzing how people around me use the service is always made of useless check ins for no specific reason. Once you go over that, Foursquare becomes a great tool. That is why Fotostrasse has a page there right now. A Foursquare page for Fotostrasse, but why? The idea of creating a Foursquare page came from the experience of visiting Berlin for the first time back in 2011. Since i knew i...

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Burning Snow, A Day of Celebration in Northern Sweden

In the first days of february, we had the pleasure to be in Umeå just to watch the city being launched as the European Capital of Culture. And take pictures of everything we saw there. Burning Snow was the name they chose for the official inauguration ceremony. Burning Snow sounds a little scary on our ears and it got even worse when we realized that everything was supposed to happen on top of a frozen river. Nothing different for the local citizens but really weird for we as brazilians. And even worse for our friend André Motta, who came...

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