Kat Loughrey

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Walking the Cobblestones of My Great-Grandparents' Berlin

I am 35 years old, but until recently, all I knew about my great-grandparents, Carl and Paula Brenner, was one vague, frightening sentence: They …

These photos prove you should have spent summer in Berlin

<i>Now that summer is officially over, we asked some of our favourite photographers to share their visual diaries with us. See more here</i><p>Dazed photographer Fumi Nagasaka’s favourite place to spend summer is Berlin. She’s been tripping back and forth from her home in New York to the German capital for …

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Berlin's Green Party

In Germany's meat-loving capital, vegetables have surprisingly captured the culinary imagination<p>Good Taste Award Winner 2015: Berlin, The New …

Berlin's Increasingly Unhappy Relationship With Marijuana

The discovery of 700 marijuana plants is just the latest in an ongoing saga in and around Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park.<p>There’s something special about the illegal Berlin cannabis plantation uncovered Monday. The 700 plants the city’s police just discovered were not hidden away in some attic, but …

Technicolor Footage of Berlin, Two Months After the End of World War II

On the 70th anniversary of VE Day, a remarkable film shows Berliners cleaning up a city in ruin.<p>These days, Berlin is a nexus of 21st-century cool. <i>New York</i> magazine recently called it the “post-tourist capital of Europe,” capturing the trend of younger visitors coming for multi-month stays, drawn …

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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving Halfway Around the World

Last year, my husband and I quit our jobs, sold everything we owned, and moved our family halfway around the world. We wanted to hit "reset." At …

10 of the best pubs and bars in Amsterdam

Café Belgique<p>One of the smallest bars in Amsterdam, Belgique still finds space for eight Belgian draught beers and more than 30 bottled varieties. Situated among tacky tourist traps in an alleyway just off Dam Square, Belgique has been able to preserve a sense of charm and credibility, partly …

10 of the best cafes and budget restaurants in Amsterdam

Getto<p>Getto is a burger bar with a difference: each burger is named after a drag queen who performs there – keep an eye on the website if you're keen to catch an act. It describes itself as "an attitude-free zone, for gays, lesbians, bi, queers and straights". Relaxed and friendly, the bar staff mix …