Hotel i31 Berlin: Slight hiccups here and there, but in general a pleasant stay.

The location of Hotel i31 is great. Located between the Naturkundemuseum (U-bahn + tram) and Nordbahnhof (S-bahn) both stations are about 5 minutes away and very convenient. Round the corner of Eichendorffstrasse is a small cafe called Oslo Kaffebar where they serve decent coffee, and round the corner to the north on Chausseestrasse is a… Continue reading

Cafe Ürsus: decent coffee shop in Kowloon City

Cafe Ürsus has, before anything, an interesting name. My two-minute effort on Google yielded no interesting results, but Google translate suggested that it may be Estonian. My suspicion however, is that the intention was to make a smiling face out of the U. Which makes this a happy place and that goes pretty well with… Continue reading

Marriott Hotel City Centre (Shanghai): Very convenient location, decent restaurants

Again I should begin with the location. Marriott Hotel City Centre is located very close to the west end of the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, a key shopping area in Shanghai. The location was very convenient but the hotel itself is relatively difficult to find, especially if you’re here for the first time. There is… Continue reading