A casual cruise through Germany's port city, Hamburg. With the perfect balance between land and sea, this open minded and urban city is definitely one to see (plus they've got amazing coffee, craft beers & of course, cruise ships)
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trivago on tour, just another reason to wake up and love going to work each and every morning.
This past week I had the pleasure of traveling from Dusseldorf to the beautiful city of Hamburg for the Social Travel Summit with trivago. For those who are not familiar, the Social Travel Summit is a conversation style conference where some of the world's leading industry representatives, bloggers and destinations gather to develop "best practices and collaborative success in travel marketing and publishing."
I found myself on a flight to Berlin on a Wednesday after a long day of work, I stayed up all night and got on the same flight back to work at 630am the very next day.
We went straight from TXL airport to the House of Weekend rooftop garden - a very cool summer location to watch the sunset in Berlin. It is a place filled with stylish berliners, 'gourmet' bar food, tasty drinks & the perfect lounge music to end the workday or start the evening off right.
Sometimes you just have to do and not think. That's what being young is all about, right? (Plus who doesn't love a sunset and a sunrise on an airplane)
Location: Woyton coffee shop.
The order: Iced cafe latte avec homemade granola and plain yogurt
I greatly appreciate a strong cup of coffee (preferably iced) and a cup of homemade granola in the morning. I often find myself riding my bike along the Rhein 8 min. in the opposite direction of my office just to taste the cold brew "classic on the rocks" Woyton has to offer in düsseldorf.
Café culture isn't about the caffeine kick or the mason jars that it's served in. The ideal coffee shop makes one feel like they are snuggled up on their couch on a gloomy Sunday morning (you all know the feeling). The aromas and sounds remind me of hearing my father grind and brew fresh coffee beans each and every morning before school. Not to mention, sitting and sipping a cup of coffee is the perfect excuse to people watch.
There is something intimate about coffee shops. Perhaps it's the smells, sounds, memories and stories behind each space. Or rather it is because people often find that their cup of coffee, cappuchino, or cafe au lait is a little "pick me up" on any given good, bad or mediocre morning. Simply put, That cup of coffee will never let you down.
Life is too short to sleep, enjoy a cup of coffee and keep on keeping on.
Hidden within a side street of Altstadt in Düsseldorf lies a small boutique called Galerie Pearls filled with trinkets and treasures straight out of a little girls imagination. Actually any person from any age with an affinity for the most spectacular and dreamlike tea party would appreciate this space. It is filled with fine china, vintage accessories, decadent cakes with gold icing, crystal chandeliers and monogrammed luggage. Owned by Karin Van Noort, both her buying and personal style is clean, omniscient, and cohesive creating a luxury space for those looking for the perfect table or wall decoration for any room.
Location: Flinger Straße 9 40213 Düsseldorf