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World’s Largest Model Airport Costs Almost As Much As Real One

World’s Largest Model Airport Costs Almost As Much As Real One May 12, 2011 | Europe, Germany, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Do you have €3.5 million (or about $5 million) lying around somewhere? Perhaps in a Swiss bank or maybe an tax-exempt offshore account in the Caribbean? If the answer is yes, why not splurge and recreate your favorite scale model? That’s about how much it cost to build the world’s largest...

Invisible Ink Recipe Revealed: National Security in Jeopardy, Love Letters Get More Romantic

Invisible Ink Recipe Revealed: National Security in Jeopardy, Love Letters Get More Romantic May 9, 2011 | Europe, France, Germany, Romantic, Travel News | Read More
In Australia, the Central Intelligence Agency recently declassified six World War I documents, the oldest held by the agency. Their contents? The ingredients used to create invisible ink. The ingredients, it seems, are a little more complicated than the ones used in the (seemingly) awesome toys we played...

Drive-In ‘Sex-Boxes’ May Spread To Zurich

Drive-In ‘Sex-Boxes’ May Spread To Zurich September 7, 2010 | Germany, Netherlands, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Zurich‘s new police chief has received “thousands of complaints” from residents about the city’s thriving red light district.  So he’s planning a police trip to Germany to check out a possible solution: ‘sex-boxen’, or drive-in boxes where prostitutes can do...

Lufthansa Offers Loser of iPhone Free Flight To Munich

Lufthansa Offers Loser of iPhone Free Flight To Munich April 23, 2010 | Germany, Travel News | Read More
Apple software engineer Gray Powell may not be chomping at the bit to return to Munich, but Lufthansa has sent him an open letter offering him a free business class ticket.  This sordid tale of mega-corporations, marketing and beer gardens began the night of March 18 when Powell was celebrating his...

Berlin to Ibiza: Ring in the New Year Like a Celebrity

Berlin to Ibiza: Ring in the New Year Like a Celebrity December 22, 2009 | Berlin, Celebrity Travel, Las Vegas, New York | Read More
While many of the winter holidays focus on eating and family, New Year’s festivities often involve a combination of self-perceived awesomeness, stupidly overpriced cover charges, and a suitcase full of regret the next day. If you’re hoping to do New Year’s right this year, emulate those individuals...

Photo Friday: From Border to Sunset

Photo Friday: From Border to Sunset November 13, 2009 | Berlin, Photo Friday | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 11/16: The photo was take in Berlin at Mauerpark. Located in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, Mauerpark, which translates to “Wall Park,” runs alongside the former Berlin Wall border and Death Strip. On Sundays, a weekly...

Photo Friday: Skyline Sunset

Photo Friday: Skyline Sunset February 20, 2009 | Berlin, Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 2/23: The photo was taken in Berlin. The television tower in the right of the photo, known as Fernsehturm, boasts spectacular views of the city and is not far from Alexanderplatz, a large public square considered by some to be the center of Berlin. (See...
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