Safety in Berlin Public Spaces

By Serita Braxton Several times a month I see women sharing stories and seeking advice about scary incidents that happen to them in Berlin. They detail stories of being verbally harassed and physically intimidated while walking alone or in public transport. Those experiences are terrifying in the moment and leave them shaken up long after.Continue reading “Safety in Berlin Public Spaces”

Solo Summer Activities

The weather in Berlin feels like you’re in the height of summer and there’s so many things you want to do but realize you don’t have anyone to do them with. While Berlin constantly attracts people by the plane full, people also seem to leave just as frequently. Whether you’ve fallen victim to disappearing friendsContinue reading “Solo Summer Activities”

Navigating Healthcare in Berlin

By Serita Braxton When I first arrived in Berlin from the US, I was completely overwhelmed and confused by the German healthcare system. I knew that I was required to be covered but I didn’t know the difference between public or private healthcare or whether I was eligible for either. Growing up, I was privilegedContinue reading “Navigating Healthcare in Berlin”

Men on Dating Apps: The First Date

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read our previous blogs on mastering your dating app photos and crafting your opening line. With those tips and your charming conversational skills you’ve now successfully gotten the lady you’ve been chatting with to agree to a first date. If you’re out of date locations because you always take yourContinue reading “Men on Dating Apps: The First Date”

Shoutout to Berlin

By: Katrin Ziegler Wait, what? I am usually known for my *slightly* critical posts and negative opinion about Berlin (see for example here and here). But it seems like the day has come where I actually have to share some positive thoughts. Because, you know, Berlin is actually pretty amazing. But why? HISTORY GALORE ThereContinue reading “Shoutout to Berlin”

May Day

If you’re not sure why you’re off work on Tuesday, we’re here to help you out. The first of May, or better known as May Day, is the dedicated day to celebrate workers’ rights. Aside from not being able to grocery shop, you may be wondering what else is going on in Berlin on theContinue reading “May Day”

90’s Dinner at Lavanderia Vecchia

The spacious and quirky Italian restaurant Lavanderia Vecchia in Neukölln hosts a series of Special dinners on various nights of the week. As soon as you turn the corner off of Flughafenstraße you’re directed to the entrance by hanging laundry throughout the corridor, hence the name. Once inside you’re greeted by the same cloths draping fromContinue reading “90’s Dinner at Lavanderia Vecchia”

Life After Receiving a Visa

By Serita Braxton If you’ve read the story of how I struggled to become an official Berlinerin then you can probably imagine how extremely excited I was once I had my visa in my hands. It felt like a whole new world had opened up – one full of opportunities, more stability and most importantly, lessContinue reading “Life After Receiving a Visa”

The Disappearing Friends of Berlin

By: Serita Braxton As I scroll through all of the Facebook groups for women in Berlin, the most frequent post I see is of women looking to meet new people in the hopes of making friends. These posts generally get hundreds of likes and dozens of other women with the same goal eager to meetContinue reading “The Disappearing Friends of Berlin”

Men on Dating Apps: Opening Lines

Now that you’ve mastered which photos best reflect who you are on whichever (or all) the dating apps that you chose, here’s where the real work starts. You begin to browse through your matches and swipe left or right. (Don’t be the guy who only swipes right with reckless abandon.) Then you eventually match with aContinue reading “Men on Dating Apps: Opening Lines”