Citystay Hostel Travel Tips: Another Country Bookstore

Photograph by Lola Abrera ( Part bookshop, part library, this eclectic, brainy hub is a “country” of its own. Photograph via Another Country’s Facebook Page The “cult” leader of “Another Country” is Alan Raphaeline, who would be more than happy challenge anyone and everyone in extemporaneous discussions/debates about almost any topic (except for Harry Potter). This cool, little hole-in-the-wall shop has a myriad of events, such as: Tuesday film nights, read more…


Buroughs of Berlin

In a city of 3.4 million inhabitants and 12 buroughs (bezirke), where you live is a good indicator of your social identity, alignments and affiliations. Photograph by Seb via Flickr Creative Commons   The popular districts of Charlottenberg, Wilmersdorf, and Tiergarten are mostly comprised of the crème de la crème of the Berlin society, including business bigwigs, city celebrities, and international V.I.P.’s.   Photograph by Olly via Flickr Creative Commons read more…


A Guide to the Perfect Day in Berlin

Want to just chillllllaaaaaaxxxx in Berlin? Then check out these quaint, easygoing spots that will make you feel like a local without wearing you out.   FREILUFTKINO KREUZBERGIm Hof des Kunstlerhauses Bethanien am MariennenplatzZugang gegenuber AdalberstraBe 73 U8 Kottbusser Tor Photograph by Noema Perez via Flickr Creative Commons To truly take in the local European experience, an evening with a movie under the stars is a must. The Freiluftkino in read more…


Berlin’s Best Graffiti Sights

“Berlinermauer” by Noir at the German language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Berlin has a plethora of historic and awe-inspiring must-see sights like the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, the TV Tower, and the Brandenburg Gate. But one thing that travelers and even locals shouldn’t miss–and what Berlin is also most famous for–are its insanely awesome graffiti pieces. The city’s graffiti scene is one of the best read more…