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Edinburgh mini: The best place in town

curso24_ctr_edinburgh_mini_coverBefore sunset in Edinburgh you can see a lot of people walking up the hill to the east of the New Town called Calton Hill. Photographers carrying their tripods, couples with cheese and wine, people bemused about when the so called Blue Hour starts, Calton Hill is a good tip from insiders, and probably the best place in town.

The Blue Hour begins when the sun starts setting and the city changes its light from day to night. If you follow Princes Street going east you get straight to the entrance of the Calton Hill public park and there`s no way you can miss it. Then you can choose to take the direct way by climbing just a few steps, or if you`d like to go for a walk you can take the Hume Walk which leads you around the hill and offers very picturesque views in every direction. The panoramic views from Calton Hill have astonished and inspired visitors for centuries. Landmarks of Edinburgh can be seen from a bird’s eye view: Arthur’s Seat with the cliffs behind Holyrood Palace and the Parliament, Leith and the Firth of Forth, Princes Street in its New Town grid and the Royal Mile climbing up towards the Castle. The skyline of the New Town in front of Arthur`s Seat is seen on the left, while on the right side the view swivels to the port and the Firth of Forth.
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CTR Travel Writing Team Edinburgh 2012
Kathrin Lotholz and image by Miriam Steimer

 

 

Berlinsiders: Surviving The Scene

Berlin has one of the best nightlife scenes in Germany, if not Europe. It even competes with New York in being “the city that never sleeps.” Whether it’s the famous techno, mysterious underground or edgy punk scenes you crave, Berlin’s got it all.

The biggest secret to surviving a night in Berlin is to pace yourself. In true laid-back European fashion, there are no laws on the length of a party. No boring sound pollution laws. No silly licensing laws. Nothing. Berlin is one of the few places where they actually listened to the Beastie Boys and gave the people the “Right to Party.” Most clubs won’t bother opening their doors until 11:00 pm and the party doesn’t actually start until two or three in the morning.

I repeat, pace yourself. It is possible to have days where you can stop by Yaam for a cheeky afternoon drink and end up not even making to the club so use your
common sense. Most Berliners pre-drink at bars before hitting the clubs. Bars like Barbie Deinhoff’s (page 106), Yesterday (page 102) and the Weineri Forum (page 102) are all great places to socialize and intoxicate yourselves before proceeding onwards to a club.
You may be thinking that pre-drinking at bars is going to double your costs of a night out but that isn’t necessarily true. Entry is usually free to five Euros, beer is around 2.50-4.00 Euros and spirits and mixers are around 4.50-6.00 Euros.
Bars are not the only way Berliners prepare themselves for a big night out. Many people flock to see live music. Venues such as Lido (page 107) offer live music
every night with a range of acts from indie to heavy punk to Balkan Beats and even comedy shows.
Although not strictly legal, drinking on the street is tolerated by the authorities so you will find that the majority of people on a night out will have some form of drink attached to their hands. Most food joints will sell drinks to go and almost all shops have a handy dandy bottle opener on the counter for your convenience. Be sure to finish your drink before you reach the club as some places have completely random door policies and will single out the drunk or drunk-esque tourists among the crowd.
Berlin’s nightlife is probably most famous for its long list of superb clubs. KaterHolzig, Berghain, Tresor, White Trash and Cookies are just a few clubs rated very highly amongst Berliners. Expect to leave very late and very drunk. Your best chance of hearing about one of Berlin’s notorious underground clubs is leaving a club. Those with enough stamina will have a huge advantage at this point as underground clubs come and go on a daily basis; just because you get invited one night, doesn’t mean you’ll be invited back the next time.
Don’t be under the impression that soaking up the culture is limited to seeing the Berlin Wall, Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie. You are severely mistaken. Berlin’s nightlife is a huge part of its culture. Set aside a day to experience the coolest, hippest bars and dance in some of the most famous and electric clubs in the world. After all, you are on holiday in Berlin.

The perfect night out from Berlinsiders resident party boy, Adam Harris.

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CTR Travel Writing Team Berlin 2012

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Walking down Rose Street at six o’clock in the morning, lis­tening to seagulls flying above your head and watching the streetlights being magically switched off, giving way to the emerging sun, you begin to feel quite homey in this city filled with stories. Make your way to Princes Street and take a deep breath of this fresh air and turn your head to look up to Calton Hill where a new ad­venturous day arises and an unforgettable night finds its way into the cosy cave that is your memory.

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CTR Travel Writing Team Edinburgh 2011
Nightlife by Elisa Henschel

Info Praktikumsprogramm Französisch und Reisejournalismus

http://www.curso24.de/images/curso24_praktikum_reisejournalismus_franzoesisch_lyon_2012.pdfIn den Workshops lernst du die Tipps und Tricks einen Reiseartikel mit Spannung oder Humor zu erzählen. Lyon ist eine tolle Stadt und die Leser sollen die spannendsten Tipps zu Lyon aus erster Hand bekommen!

Die Artikel sollten jeweils nach Absprache mit den französischen Projektmanagern und den leitenden Journalisten zur Korrektur und dem Korrekturlesen (professioneller Proofreader steht zur Verfügung) bereitstehen. Ihr werdet umfassend von den Journalisten, dem Layouter und den Projektmanagern unterstützt.

Nach der Fertigstellung des Magazins bekommen alle am Projekt beteiligten Personen die fertige Version des Reiseführers (Datei-download oder Disc). Das Magazin wird im Internet in Auszügen und von den PraktikanntInnen unter Anleitung in Gänze als e-book veröffentlicht. Das Material wird Universitäten und Tourist Boards kostenlos und in Auszügen zur Verfügung gestellt.

Es gibt Exkursionen, projektbezogene Besuche und Gelegenheit zu Interviews mit Menschen aus Wirtschaft und Kultur. Wir bringen euch die Kultur und Menschen Lyons näher; das Programm ist die Gelegenheit Lyon nicht nur aus touristischer sondern aus Sicht des Reisejournalisten zu erleben. Nach Abschluss des Projektes bekommst du ein Zeugnis über die reisejournalistische Tätigkeit und ein Zertifikat über die Teilnahme am Französisch-Sprachkurs.

Weitere Infos zu den Projekten in Lyon findest du bei http://www.curso24.de/praktikum-franzoesisch-reisejournalismus-frankreich.do
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