Author: Felipe Tofani

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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Closed Supermarket on Karl Marx Strasse

This past sunday, we decided to take a walk on Karl Marx Strasse and have breakfast in a place that we don’t go that often. This place is Vadi Frühstückshaus and we mentioned it fast on our foursquare page. But this post is not about the breakfast we had. On our way back home, we saw what used to be one of our favorite turkish markets in the area. But it was gone. Right there, we started remembering the great garlic dip they used to have and the amazing hummus we got there a few months ago. But now it...

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Berlin Street Art Meeting – Winter Edition

This saturday we decided to see what was happening at the Berlin Street Art Meeting at the Urban Spree. Since we moved to Berlin, we have been more in love with street art and this felt like a great place to see what is happening in the city. And we were right about it. At the Berlin Street Art Meeting we realized that we love El Bocho and Klub 7 even more than before. Now we need to buy some frames for all the postcards we got it there. See the pictures below and you will see what we are talking...

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Shit Expat Berliners Say: Exposing the truth about expats in Berlin

We found this video about Shit Expat Berliners Say as soon as we moved to Berlin, almost two years ago. It took us a while to post it here. And it is strange to see how we identify around us so many things similar to this video. After all this time, it is weird to see how much of that is still true. The things we agree the most with the video are those below. Yes, beer is cheaper than soda in Berlin. Sometimes, even cheaper than water but those beers are kind of weird. I really need to learn to...

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Make Me a German – A Funny Series from BBC

You have to see Make Me a German below as a British joke on Germany. If you don’t see it like that, I don’t think you will enjoy it as much as I did. If you do, maybe, it will help you with some things that tricked me for a while. Like how productive Germans can be, how much do they love beer and potatoes and, of course, how they take care of children. After being here in Berlin for a while, I find it somewhat funny to see the reactions people have to things that I, now, take...

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Christopher John Dewitt in Berlin

Christopher John Dewitt has a tumblr blog filled with Berlin nostalgia from the 70’s and 80’s. You have to take a look at the blog because, choosing the pictures shown here was a hard job and there are lots of cool pictures on his blog. Click on the link below and go through his archive and you will be more than glad you went there. Exploring Berlin through the lens of Christopher John Dewitt in the 70’s and 80’s Christopher John Dewitt in Berlin was last modified: January 15th, 2017 by Felipe...

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Berlin – A City Scarred

Berlin was the largest and most important city in Germany when the Second World War started in 1939. And this city payed the price for being the Reich’s Capital and, in a lot of ways, it still remembers what happened in 1945 in its streets and buildings. When we moved to Berlin back in 2012, we did not think we’d see so many scars of a war that happened so many years ago. Now i know how wrong we were. It is not hard to see buildings with bullet holes from a war that happened over 70 years ago....

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