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Here you can find a list of all the useful travel tips I have gathered along my travels including what to bring, the backpacking essentials and great apps.

Portable charger

Cell phones are tricky and always run out of battery at the most inopportune moments. If that is not the case for you, then you are one fortunate soul, although I still suggest investing in one when you know you will be out visiting all day. There weren't many places where I could charge my phone while on the road and I ended up stressing about my battery (especially since I used my phone for directions and to take pictures). 


You may think this obvious but forgetting my sunglasses is a mistake I have been guilty of making many times.

I am not someone who usually wears sunglasses, but those hot bright days in Dusseldorf made me wish I had my shades on. If you don't want to carry them on your head all day, just invest in a case which you can attach to your bag!


Selfie stick

Absolute best thing I brought with me on the trip! The pics look great (even so that my friend exclaimed "wow you found so many people to take pictures of you").

It is convenient and small so it can easily be carried around in your pocket. Plus, it provides the opportunity to have your photo taken without having to ask all the passers-by to stop and take a picture of you.

So what are you waiting for? Grab that fab selfie stick of yours and go out show mom "here, look, this is where I have been!"

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The essentials

Here is what to bring when you venture into the city. I suggest you bring a small backpack for comfort.

Free Berlin tours

0$ Original Berlin tours provide a set of tours throughout the city. While on this 3h tour, you get to visit the historic parts of the city and learn about the culture from a local guide. This is the one I took while in Berlin.

Best of Berlin

25 $ A 6 hours trip through Berlin. Learn about the city's rich history on a guided discovery tour while visiting places such as the Berlin Wall, Reichstag, and Potsdamer Platz.

Visit and select a country to view their wide selection of city tours.

Free tour Dresden

0$ Visit the old town while you fill up with knowledge on Dresden's great history, in this 2h tour.

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(Free) tours

Here are some of the free tours I went on (and links to sites where to book them). 


 “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work... Remember that our sons and our grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. - Daniel Burnham

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Fortune sides with him who dares - Virgil

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."-David Bowie

"We only have what we give"

                               Isabel Allende

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