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Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh

August is here and so is the festival season in Edinburgh. Where London is buzzing with people all year around, Edinburgh definitely hits its peak visitor numbers in August, with hostel prices (and prices of everything, really) hitting their high during this month. But who can blame them because there is just so much going on all over the city. So if you are heading to Edinburgh this August, be sure to see some of these top 10 things before going on the festival circuit. But be assured, even if you can’t go in August, Edinburgh is always well worth a...

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Top 10 things to do in Ireland

When you think of Ireland, the things that come to mind are Guinness, sheep, green hills and Irish dancing. But the small island certainly has a lot more to offer than just Guinness and sheep. Let me show you 10 places and experiences that have made it onto my list of the must dos on a visit to Ireland. I had heard so much about Dublin and Ireland that I decided I had to finally see it for myself. So over a long weekend two weeks ago, I finally headed over to the green isle and I squished as many experiences...

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Throwback Thursday: A tour through the Houses of Parliament

Due to popular demand: the Big Ben Selfie! Taken after my own personal tour through the Houses of Parliament A photo posted by Ulrike (@travelreadexplore) on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:22pm PDT There hasn’t been a Throwback Thursday in a while but I have the week off my rent-paying job and so I’ve been up to my ears in writing blogposts (read: yay!!). This photo was taken at the end of July after a long festival weekend in London. I had met up with a friend who works at the Houses of Parliament and he gave me my own personal tour through the building. I had seen it so often on TV but seeing it in real life and without the obligatory history lesson was quite something. My friend still gave me a bit of a history lesson but with a Scottish twist to...

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Forgotten Places: Teufelsberg Field Station Berlin

There is beauty in rolling fields and sandy beaches, yes, but I have always felt that there is a lot of beauty in steel and concrete as well. Okay, maybe not beauty exactly but definitely some intriguing quality that draws you in and makes you fall in love. Like the eyes of a stranger on a train. You don’t know them but something makes you forget time and space just for a moment. And so I jumped at the chance to go up to the derelict Teufelsberg Field Station in Berlin. The Teufelsberg is a direct result of the...

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Discovering street art in Berlin Kreuzberg

Having  just come back from a long weekend in London, I was still very much in the exploring and seeing new and exiting things in familiar places mood when I found myself walking along familiar streets in Berlin again. And so, on Friday, I found myself crouching in weird corners and taking photos of houses that I had walked passed many times before. Even when street art is quite simple, like the two examples below, the effect can be striking and transform even the most mundane street scene. I cannot even remember how often I have walked passed this house...

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