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Paris is an all-time top destination for travelers, and it’s easy to see the allure: the experiences—dining, shopping, museum-going, neighborhood strolling—are all legendary. This stunning full-color Fodor’s guide captures the best of the City of Light, from the masterful cuisine to the sweeping romance of the Eiffel Tower.
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Head towards Checkpoint Charlie, the top tourist destination in Berlin – then keep walking straight past it, dodging the tourist’s selfie sticks and hen parties’ feather boas. You are going beyond all this to somewhere far more photogenic: Westberlin, “coffeebar & mediashop”.
Westberlin is totally at odds with its surroundings: sandwiched between a kitsch baroque furniture store and a 1€ store, and opposite a job centre and casino. Owned by an architect, Westberlin is bright, the furniture a mix of new Danish and classic vintage, with colourful hand-blown glass pendant lights – a refreshing change from the usual industrial/rustic/hipster coffee shops of today.
This area of Berlin was formerly the media centre, so Westberlin carries all manner of coveted fashion, art and design magazines for your perusal and purchase, both German and international. The coffee is from Berlin’s own Five Elephant and Stockholm’s Drop Coffee, though the fantastic hot chocolate and Anzac cookies also deserve a special mention.
Friedrichstraße 215, 10969 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25922745
|Nina is Melting Butter’s vivacious London correspondent who has been tasked with curating the best hotspots London has to offer. Being based in Brixton, South London’s notoriously vibrant cultural mecca, makes Nina’s quest for the newest, most fashionable, design-centric hotspots a total breeze. Head to her blog Have You Heard Of It?, a jackpot for fellow neophiles looking for fresh reviews on London’s restaurants, bars, things to do and see. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest too.|
(Images courtesy of Westberlin Berlin)
This 1921 map of Europe shows the countries established by the Peace Conference of Paris.
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Founded in 1915 as the Cartographic Group, the first division of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps has been responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking.Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, recreation maps, atlases, and globes which inspire people to care about and explore their world. All proceeds from the sale of National Geographic maps go to support the Society’s non-profit mission to increase global understanding and promote conservation of our planet through exploration, research, and education.
March 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of National Geographic’s cartographic division—which has created maps, globes, and atlases of the ocean floor, the night sky, and everywhere in between.
Tool of War: Our 1944 map of Germany served as Winston Churchill’s personal briefing map, which history buffs can view at his Cabinet War Rooms in London.
Visual Aid: Maps made at the Society focus on more than just land mass: They’ve measured meat consumption, opium production, and radioactivity in Chernobyl.
Escape Route: With a 1971 National Geographic map as his guide, Nguyen Van Canh led 49 refugees out of communist Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War.
VIP Swag: Incoming United States presidents receive a personalized map set from the Society—President Obama’s detailed Hawaii, Kenya, and Indonesia.
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