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The Concerned Expat


How You Can Support the City You Love

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Is there more to expat life than walking up and down Weserstraße drinking Club-Mate while tweeting your daily outfit? Actually, yes. You could give something back to Berlin, and support the city you first fell in love with.

Berlin is rapidly changing, not only to the better. Fellow expats Ami and Anders has given birth to “The Berlin Expat Integration Project”, an initiative that aims to support Berliners that can’t afford top-notch education for their kids, homeless people and others far away from living la dolce vita in gentrified neighborhoods.

In her blog Ami gives a few examples on what you could contribute with.

• Music/dj/art/dance/programming/whatever school for kids or teens
• Extra German/English/French/Spanish lessons
• Mentoring kids about work and career possibilities (read: be yourself)
• Helping out in a soup kitchen for homeless people
• Play cards, chatting about life and hanging out with people who are most of the time bullied and very seldom taken seriously
• Whatever you can come up with

Head over to the blog post (link below) to find out how you can participate.

Via Berlin – En kärlekshistoria


Twist: Berlin vs London


Update: The event is postponed – read more below

Twist Berlin #2

Montage: Berlinow. Photo: Berlinow (Fernsehturm) & Simone Graziano Panetto/Flickr (Big Ben).[source]CC BY 2.0

In just a week Berlin and London will battle out which city is the king of the European startup scene. Three London startups will compete against three companies from Berlin.

Jason Calacanis, co-founder of the ThisWeekIn network, and his sidekick Tyler Crowley will pick the show’s best three pitches. The Berlin startups will pitch from Ahoy! Berlin co-working space, with a live stream between Berlin, London, and the hosts in Los Angeles.

Before the actual battle, there will be a pre-competition where a jury will select Berlin’s top three startups for the event. After the show there will be a big party to celebrate the winners.

Here’s the schedule for June 8th
19:00–21:00: Pre-competition
21:00–22:00: Live show
22:00–open end: Aftershow party

Update: The Berlin vs London Twist event is postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Read more here.

Restaurant Veggie
Restaurant Veggie in Berlin. Photo: Berlinow

Vegetarian Chinese Delicacies

A Chinese restaurant in Charlottenburg, what is special about that? Well, a lot. This restaurant serves only vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our favorite is “Aubergine nach Szechuan Art”. Start with one of their Chinese specialty teas. Veggie serves both lunch and dinner. – Berlinow

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Flat white from Antipodes in Berlin. Photo: Berlinow

Finally a Decent Flat White

Been looking all over Berlin for a decent flat white? At Antipodes, you’re in for treat. Their flat white is strong enough to keep you going all day. The coffee beans are organic, roasted by Kings & Queens in Berlin. Hungry? Grilled sandwiches and soup is on the menu, as well as some delicious cookies. – Berlinow

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