Category Archives: Berlin

El Bocho – Best of the best among Street Artist, Current Exhibition in Berlin

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Raab Galerie Berlin exhibits my favourite street artist, the incredible talented and world famous yet super mysterious   El Bocho, between Jan 15 to Feb 23rd. In other words, it opens today!  Don’t miss it if you’re in Berlin! A painting by El Bocho are sold at the galery  from 5000 EUR and up. His work is a tribute to his beloved home town Berlin.

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For more information, opening hours and directions on how to get there check the official Raab Galerie Berlin website, which is in both english and german.

Raab Gallery Berlin is located on  Fasanenstraße 72 neatr Savignyplatz.

Pics courtesy of Raab Galerie Berlin / Copyright El Bocho

Awesome Artwork at United Loneliness by multi-talented Andras Bartos

One of my favourite pop-art artists is the talented and creative Berlin-based Andras Bartos. He also works as an art and set director for  theatre, TV and Movies in Germany, Hungary and France. And he creates fantasticly and oddly cute sculptures too! In 2006 he opened a shop United Loneliness in Scheunenviertel in Berlin,  where you can buy canvas prints, cards and originals of his work.

Check out his work at his [official website] or the [webshop] for United Loneliness store where you can buy some of his canvas prints. In the real shop i Berlin they carry a much bigger assortment. The shop is located on Oranienburger Strasse 27 in the Scheunenviertel in Berlin Mitte. S-bahn stop S-Bahn Oranienburger Str. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in Berlin.

Summer Plans

Next year me and a friend will  travel around Europe on train  for 4 weeks. I was going to say backpacking but I don’t think that is a correct description, at least not how I interpet the word. We will stay at pretty comfortable hotels and not sleep at trainstations, campings nor on the trains. Hell, sleeping on  a train  can sometimes cost 120 EUR which is what a average  room at a 4 star hotel cost.  Anyway, train-hiking around in Europe is something I always wanted to do when I was younger but for some reason never did.

We will spend the first two weeks in Germany. My friend has never been in Berlin or Hamburg and I am dying to show both of those cities to her. I’ve been to Hamburg four times this year already, but haven’t been in Berlin since 2009. My longing to go there can be almost overpowering sometimes. I had planned to revisit two months ago but changed plans midthrough the trip and ended up elsewhere instead. Sometimes I think I must be the queen of improvising. 😉

When we are in Hamburg we will stay at Radisson Blu downtown,where I almost always stay when I am in Hamburg. They have such friendly staff, very nice stylish and modern design to all rooms and public areas (they extensively renovated the whole hotel 2009) and  it only takes 5 minutes to walkdown to Jungferstieg (central shopping street in Hamburg).  They also  have two great restaurants; Felinis, which is italian, and Trader’s Vic which is French-Polynesian, and where I once spent one of my most pleasant evenings at a restaurant. Ever.   There’s also a bar on the ground floor of the hotel and they make fantastic drinks there.

Apparently there is also a very famous bar on the 26th floor, but I haven’t been there which is embarrassing considering I’ve stayed at the hotel 6 times and didn’t even know about the bar’s existance until a months ago when I read about it in a city guide. And now I seem to read about it as soon as I open any article, website or book on Hamburg. Go figure.


The lobby,  view from the room, and the room. Photos from  one of my most recent stays at Radisson Blu in Hamburg.