August 15, 2011

travel tips

Michelangelo, Medici and Merlot: Holiday in Tuscany

Culture and relaxation go exceptionally well together in the Central Italian region of Tuscany, take a daytrip for instance to visit a city with such rich art offerings as Florence, then spend the evening relaxing in a holiday home in the rural region. Maria Luisa worked for years as a teacher before hanging up her […]

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August 11, 2011

News

Pope Benedict’s visit to Germany

Thousands will descend upon Berlin, Erfurt and Freiburg for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany in September – and all those people will need somewhere to stay! If you have a spare room or accommodation to let during the Pope’s vist don’t forget to list them on 9flats.com as places to sleep are sure to […]

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August 11, 2011

The Berlin Kunstsalon Number 08

The Kunstsalon (meaning Art Salon), is running in Berlin for the 8th time. Berlin along with New York and London is one of the art capitals of the world and is packed full of established and aspiring artists. The Kunstsalon gathers a selection of these artists together in one huge exhibition.   Kunstsalon was established […]

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August 10, 2011

opinion

Edinburgh Festival – show reviews

For those of you who have been following this blog, you will have read my article about the Edinburgh Festival. On Sunday I went through for the day to see some shows. Here are the best parts of what I saw. The Royal Mile (famous road that goes from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh Castle) is […]

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August 9, 2011

travel tips

9flats around the world

You may have noticed the wide variety of European apartments on 9flats.com, but have you spotted the listings from around the world that are beginning to appear? Keep an eye on your favourite destinations and watch as more hosts discover 9flats and list their accommodation in exotic destinations. To show some examples, here are three properties […]

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August 8, 2011

travel tips

Eternal sunshine in the Eternal City

Having gone without a good holiday for over 2 years, Rome was one of my top must visit destinations for my long overdue summer break. It’s a city I absolutely adore and my main ambition was to FINALLY visit the Sistine Chapel on my third attempt. But given that it was my third visit to […]

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August 4, 2011

travel tips

Destination Glasgow

Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is often overlooked by visitors who only go to Edinburgh. If you only had time to go to one of the two cities, Edinburgh is the obvious choice. However, Glasgow is a great destination in its’ own right and definitely not one to overlook. For most the draw of […]

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July 29, 2011

accommodation

Travel Scout Madrid

I started my journey from Berlin Schönefeld as a 9flats scout. Upon arrival in the airport I met with my friendly colleagues and at 16.45 we flew with Easyjet to the capital of Spain, Madrid. My first goal was Cea Bermúdez. When I arrived at my new home, I was cordially received me cordially and shown around. […]

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July 28, 2011

9flats introduces

Scotland – “The Best Wee Country in the World?”

Hi, I’m Andy – a property scout with 9flats.com. Over the next few months I will writing blog entries which are all about Scotland. Scotland is many things to many people and according to the then First Minister, Jack McConnell, is “The Best Wee Country in the World.” I’m not sure I agree with that […]

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July 27, 2011

London transport trials and tribulations

Anyone who has visited London will know that they have a complex underground train service (the tube), an overground train service and of course, the distinctive London buses. For all of these, apart from trains going outside of London, you can use an Oyster card, this costs five pounds as a deposit, and after that […]

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July 26, 2011

travel tips

Let’s go to Oktoberfest!

From the middle of July, things already kick off on the Theresienweise, where from 17 September you can really call it “Oktober-taps“. Then until the 3rd of October, link arms and sway, eat Pretzel bread, don your dirndls and lederhosen and have a lot of fun. If you would like to grab a couple of hours […]

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July 25, 2011

travel tips

The Crown pub, London

I came to London as one of the 9flats team in order to meet some of our London hosts. Apart from the host meet-up, I had London friends to catch up with in the evenings and met one at a gastro-pub called The Crown in Hackney in East London, just opposite Victoria Park. This part of London […]

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July 22, 2011

9flats on tour

Staying in London for the 9flats Host Meet-Up

Some of the 9flats team went to London on Wednesday for one of our regular host meet-up events. In case you don’t know what they are, these meet-ups are small events allowing us to meet hosts in person and for hosts to meet other hosts to ask questions and share information. And of course, let […]

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July 20, 2011

travel tips

The Schnitzelei, German Tapas

To further expand upon the 9flats Stop Being a Tourist slogan, today I’d like to write as if I am a helpful 9flats host who has insider tips on things to do during your trip. I spent last Sunday celebrating a friend’s birthday in a nice restaurant in Berlin populated by Berliners – so for those […]

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July 14, 2011

travel tips

9 Unique Choices of Accommodation

Would you like to experience a Native Indian tradition and stay overnight in a teepee? Or wake up tomorrow in a grand, luxurious (and affordable) apartment? To make your holiday an unforgettable experience, 9flats has 9 choices of unique accommodation to show you! Is sitting around the campfire with friends one of your favorite things […]

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July 14, 2011

accommodation

9 London Properties

With a rich and ancient history, multi-cultural population and numerous events, bars, clubs and resturaunts to choose from, London will always remain a must-see destination for visitors at any time of the year. Below is a selection of nine 9flats London properties. A vibrant and lively upcoming event in London is the Notting Hill Carnival. […]

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July 12, 2011

Travel tips

Brazilians as Barcelonans

Carla Garcia and Marcio Lorin are two Brazilian architects that have travelled around Spain these past few days and used 9flats accommodation for their stay in Barcelona. We asked them if they would like to share their experience with us and they accepted. Below you can see a couple of the pictures they took and […]

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July 12, 2011

Travel tips

Notting Hill Carnival

  This year, the largest street festival in Europe takes place on 28 and 29 August 2011. The end of August will once again be steaming hot in London, especially when the Brazilian dancers shake their hips! The celebration takes place just like in Rio, with colourful costumes, exotic food and Carribean rhythms. Each year […]

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July 12, 2011

Travel tips

Edinburgh Festival

Today’s blog post is by Andrew Jamieson who works as a 9flats scout in Scotland. Scouts are our eyes and ears on the ground and provide services such as taking photos of your apartment and checking that it matches your description. Scout-approved accommodation get the green thumbs up and rank higher in our pages. My […]

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July 8, 2011

Travel tips

Castle Pillnitz, Dresden

One of the most beautiful castles in the Elbe Valley is Augustus the Strong’s Castle Pillnitz. Why is Augustus called “the Strong”? He was 176 cm tall and weighed 135 kg on the scales. Augustus made Pillnitz his summer residence and while there attended various weddings. This is how we know his his exact weight; […]

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