June 15, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

3 top film location holiday ideas

Ever wanted to see where your favourite films were filmed? We’ve found 3 cool movie locations in Paris (Amélie), Madrid (Talk to Her) and the Caribbean (guess), that also make great holiday locations…

(photo: Glen Edelson, Flickr)

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May 8, 2012

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Go green in Lapland

Our hosts never fail to surprise and delight us. We sent a little email to Joachim in Lapland, Sweden to ask if we could feature his amazing environmentally friendly log cabin in our ‘eco-living’ newsletter. Not only did he say yes, he also told us more great things about his place.

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February 17, 2012

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9trips visits Hamburg

Hamburg is famous for its harbour, abundant fresh fish and seedy Reeperbahan. A little-known secret is that this north German city has a fantastic art scene. On the latest 9trips stop, our travel reporters Caroline and Louise discovered small designer boutiques, the best cheesecake in Hamburg…

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February 6, 2012

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Naples: Pizza & Pompei

Naples, Napoli in Italian, is the third most-populated city in Italy. Its close proximity to many interesting sites, such as Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, makes it a good base for exploring the area. Naples is full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures and narrow, winding streets with small shops, making it worth at least a few days visit (and if you want to get out of town, Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast all lie within striking distance).

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January 27, 2012

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Madeira: Portuguese paradise

Looking for some winter sun? Our 9trips travel experts Luise and Karo escaped the grey and cold January weather and flew directly to Paradise: Madeira. The magical Portuguese Island is situated in the Atlantic, approximately 450 miles off the coast of Morocco.

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December 28, 2011

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Up-and-coming Wroclaw

Located in south-western Poland and being one of the host cities for the 2012 European Football Championship, Wroclaw is slowly but surely becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland – with its modern airport and good road and train connections from Berlin and Prague it is turning into a local hub for […]

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December 18, 2011

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Winter getaways: 3 places to hit the slopes

We find three of the finest winter sports escapes, from budget to luxury.

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December 12, 2011

9flats news

The ultimate Christmas present

Christmas is coming closer, and you still haven’t found the perfect Christmas present yet for your friends and family? You are looking for something truly special, but you can’t be bothered to spend hours in crowded shopping malls? Well, we have the ultimate present for you: The 9flats Xmas Voucher! How about a shopping trip to […]

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December 7, 2011

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Arabian nights in Marrakech

Already tired of the grey and cold winter weather? Looking for the ultimate change of scenery? Well, we have the perfect recipe for a truly unique travel experience for you: Morocco! Get into the oriental spirit, soak up some sun and enjoy a great mix of authenticity, hospitality, well-being and culture. And, on top of […]

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November 24, 2011

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To Hamburg with Borja

Travelling always makes me feel good, whether I’m with friends, family or on my own. Going to new places and discovering an entirely new world: hearing a different language or accent, meeting new people… these things really lift me up during a trip. I’ve been to this northern German city three or four times now, […]

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November 24, 2011

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5 New Year’s Eve travel tips

Every year, it’s the same old story. You say, this New Year’s Eve we’ll do something different, organise it earlier… but, as usual, time slips away and suddenly its already December. By which time it’s too late to plan anything. So, you decide either to book something completely overpriced, or stay at home and spend […]

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October 31, 2011

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9flats top tips: Spring – Queen’s Day in the Netherlands

As the best-selling American author Greg Anderson correctly pointed out, “Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey”. We forget that on the way to that long awaited beach holiday there’s far from few other events we really shouldn’t be less excited about. Holland: Queen’s day In this week’s Top […]

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October 24, 2011

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9flats top tips: March festivals in Spain

Here is a post for those of you who live where the winter weather has already begun will most certainly enjoy reading. This week our 9flats Top Tip is dedicated to the month of March and will accompany you to Spain. Beautiful, hot, sunny Spain. As early as March, municipalities in a number of Spanish […]

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October 17, 2011

Accommodation

9flats top tips: February – Valentine’s in Paris

Despite the onset of very frosty temperatures, Berlin is currently a wonderfully bright, colourful and romantic place. The Festival of Lights is going on for another week, giving us another chance to walk around the center with our friends and loved ones, wrapped up warmly in layers of wool and marvel at the kaleidoscopic light […]

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October 13, 2011

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9flats top tips: January in Sweden

There is a truly beautiful event taking place in January, a miracle of nature, which regretfully not many people remember: The Northern Lights. This breathtaking spectacle is nothing more than the result of electrons colliding with the air particles but the flashes and streaks of color it produces in the cold Nordic winter sky will […]

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October 10, 2011

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9flats top tips: December – best New Year’s party

We all know what happens in December. It’s that month in the year where we fret to make our last deadlines before embarking on a well deserved and often too short Christmas break, where we then spend countless hours indulging in Christmas cookies, mulled wine and eating our way through what seems like one long […]

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October 6, 2011

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9flats top tips: November festivals in Germany and the Netherlands

And we’re back. Today, as promised, we’ll be sharing our European top tips for November with you. By this time of the year, temperatures will definitely have dropped a few degrees, our warm and woolly winter clothes will no longer be waiting in the back of our closets and the idea of staying in for […]

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October 5, 2011

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9flats top tips: October festivals in Budapest and Italy

Here we go! This is the first of 9 posts to give you inspiration for your holidays in the next 9 months. Europe is such an interesting melting pot, filled with examples of such unique and diverse cultures, that it would be a real pity not to travel around and experience as many of them […]

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September 23, 2011

9flats introduces

We met Dave Brown from Etsy

We hosted a lot of interesting people in our flats during Social Media Week, Berlin. One of them was Dave Brown from handmade empire Etsy, who came all the way from New York to moderate the panel during the week. He told us he loved staying in his cosy 9flat. You can see the full […]

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September 22, 2011

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9flats chats with Matt LeMay from Bit.ly

Our latest business traveller, Matt LeMay from Bit.ly in New York, guest of Social Media Week, stayed in one of our most gorgeous Berlin apartments. We chat with him about his first experience with 9flats.

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