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What Netflix, Hulu and Other Sites Say in Countries Outside the U.S.

While abroad and after a long day of sightseeing, don’t expect to get caught up on Orange is the New Black or rock out to Phish radio. Licensing and copyright constraints keep big hitters of online entertainment—like Pandora, Hulu and Netflix—off international IP addresses. While most YouTube videos work, some [...]

June 6, 2014 admin Business, Tech, Travel & Culture 0

Berlin Hostel Review: Amstel House Is a Sleep-Deprived Soiree

Amstel House, located slightly northwest of the heart of Berlin, offers a variety of room types, from dorms with several bunk beds and shared bathrooms to single bedrooms with a private bathroom. This being Hannah and I’s first true hostel experience and not really caring about the sleeping privacy, I [...]

June 4, 2014 admin Travel & Culture 0

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, a Killer of 42,000, Shows Darkest Side of Nazi Germany

It goes without saying that the most discomforting and inhumanely gloomy place a person can visit is a concentration camp. Today, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp north of Berlin, an initial glance likely won’t trigger images of the horrors once carried out there by the Nazi regime. The entrance building is nicely manicured and looks somewhat [...]

June 3, 2014 admin Travel & Culture 1

Class Is Over, So Now What Do I Do in Europe?

Well my photo class here in Berlin flew by. We had our last group dinner atop the mighty TV Tower Wednesday, and everyone headed back to the U.S. or out to do their own European thing Thursday. But Hannah came in right after, and we’ll be here until the end of [...]

May 31, 2014 admin Travel & Culture 0

‘New Yorker’ Artist Christoph Niemann Gives the Inside Scoop to Process, Time Management

From his Berlin workspace, artist and designer Christoph Niemann talked with our class about the artistic process as well as wowed us with some of his work. (If you’re bored, let it fascinate you, too.) Among Niemann’s many claims to fame are several New Yorker covers, an interactive children’s app [...]

May 29, 2014 admin Travel & Culture 0

VIDEO: Berlin Guide Explains Nazi, Concentration Camp Allure

(Watch in 1080p HD for best quality.) I spent a couple days hanging out with Darren, a Nazi research and Berlin tour guide, for the final project in our photo class. In the above video, he describes why he came to the city and why others are drawn to its dark [...]

May 27, 2014 admin Travel & Culture 0