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Sara Schmidt

Sara Schmidt

Contributor, Denmark

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The 9 best spas in Berlin for rest and relaxation

The 9 best spas in Berlin for rest and relaxation

When you think of Berlin, relaxation probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. The German capital is known for its all-hours nightlife, captivating history and borderline-ridiculous amount of stuff to see and do – but make no mistake, Berlin knows how to chill TF out. Berlin is becoming just as beloved for its spas and treatment centres as it is for everything else. Here you’ll find everything from old-fashioned massages to musical aromatherapy, all promising different ways to relax and rejuvenate. Looking to take the edge off this all-thrills city? Here’s where to start. RECOMMENDED: 📍 The best things to do in Berlin🎨 The best art museums and galleries in Berlin🎒 The best Berlin tours for a hit of history🛏 The best hotels in Berlin

The 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022

The 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022

The last time we made this list was in the heady days of January 2020. Remember them? There’d been rumblings of a virus originating in a wet market in Wuhan, but life was pretty much normal in most parts of the world. We did our thing. We made plans. We looked forward to a whole load of new cultural stuff happening around the world that year. Except basically none of it did. Music, art, theatre: all involve gathering loads of people together in often crowded spaces. Not good during the Panny D. Big openings were cancelled. Festival season was a write-off. We even stopped writing about going out altogether and rebranded as something called Time In. Throughout it all, our planners looked depressingly empty. But now, happily, we live in a world where vaccines have allowed things to return to some semblance of normality. And while we skipped a 2021 edition of this definitive global events and openings calendar, we’re pretty confident that almost all of the amazing things you’ll find below will happen next year. So, Omi C permitting (someone had to start calling it that), here are the 22 best new things to do in the world in 2022, from massive new museums to huge gigs, theatre shows and art exhibitions you won’t want to miss. RECOMMENDED: 🖼️ The 20 best museums and galleries in the world🚂 11 of the most incredible train journeys around the world🌊 9 cities that could be underwater by 2030🌹 The most romantic places in the world 🍸 The 28 coolest bars in the world right now🤿 Th

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

It’s been a rough few years for the world at large – but in many ways, a fantastic one for neighbourhoods. Although we haven’t been able to travel the world as freely as we once did, billions of us have been spending more time than ever closer to home. And in many of the world’s greatest cities, the result has been a full-blown neighbourhood renaissance. It’s true that much-loved local shops, restaurants, bars and creative spaces have, sadly, shuttered for good. But there’s also been a whole wave of new businesses opening, driven not just by increased footfall outside city centres, but also by the ‘great resignation’. City-dwellers have quit their corporate jobs to finally follow their joy, whether it’s opening that corner café or much-needed local LGBTQ+ bar, or just spending more time living slowly and spending more time (and money) in their local area. At the same time, local officials the world over have been re-establishing their neighbourhoods as places for people. In some cases that’s meant overhauling street space: less driving, more walking, cycling and hanging out. In others, it’s meant tackling problems like overtourism, inequality and air pollution. All of this has led to districts looking very different than they did just a few years ago – and becoming better places for locals and travellers alike. RECOMMENDED: The 33 coolest streets in the world Every year, we canvas thousands of city-dwellers around the world in our Time Out Index survey. As always, this year

How to properly do Nørrebro, the world’s coolest neighbourhood

How to properly do Nørrebro, the world’s coolest neighbourhood

What’s the deal with Nørrebro? This music and food mecca has a colourful, riotous history – so it perhaps isn’t surprising that still today, Nørrebro is Copenhagen’s buzziest district. Plus, it came top in our annual ranking of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods in 2021. Congrats, guys! So why, exactly? Sure, you can find traditional Danish cuisine like smørrebrod here (definitely hit up Selma), but the real draw of Nørrebro is its wide-ranging diversity, bolstered by a generous dose of community spirit. This, after all, is where the city’s huge Pride march took place this summer, and it’s also where any notable (peaceful) political protests tend to kick off. Throughout the neighbourhood a diverse range of shops, bars, and restaurants sit side by side, creating a feel reminiscent of a tidier, prettier Dalston or maybe Neukölln. You’ll find award-winning Thai restaurants, the city’s finest shawarma and falafel and African fusion menus of all stripes (Sasaa’s Ghanaian peanut curry slays). Fabulous, kitschy vintage lighting from Scandinavia can be found at Europe’s premier lamp emporium, while the bars range from charming dives to bougie natural wine lounges. Those after some entertainment will find it at one of the city’s most revered new music venues, with its ever-eclectic programme. Whoever said the Danes were a quiet bunch? Photograph: Giuseppe Liverino, courtesy of Copenhagen Media Cente If you only do one thing Pig the eff out. As you may well know, Copenhagen is all

Ano novo, tanta coisa nova: os melhores destinos para 2022

Ano novo, tanta coisa nova: os melhores destinos para 2022

Teletrabalho obrigatório. Escolas encerradas. E nós a pensar em viagens. Claro – vale tudo para não desanimar. E em 2022 não vão faltar razões para dar a volta ao mundo. Aberturas de museus impressionantes, exposições campeãs de likes nas redes sociais, peças de teatro imersivas, festivais de música e até um parque temático de Game of Thrones: todas são óptimas desculpas para apanhar um avião e conhecer uma nova cidade ou revisitar um sítio onde fomos felizes. Seleccionámos 22 destinos e coisas para descobrir em 2022, um género de bucket list do ano novo, em tom de esperança no que aí vem. Recomendado: Precisa de ajuda para cumprir as suas resoluções de ano novo? Aqui vai  

Four Nørrebro businesses doing good stuff for the planet

Four Nørrebro businesses doing good stuff for the planet

Copenhagen really is a tiny force of nature: it’s Europe’s green capital, and is on track be carbon emission-free by 2025. But you may well also know it as the proud home of some of the world’s most lauded restaurants. So, how does the eco stuff co-exist with that? Well, this really is a nation of foragers, intent on ensuring local sourcing and zero waste above all. The gorgeous neighbourhood of Nørrebro, which we’ve just named the coolest in the world, is a hotspot for culinary creativity in the Danish capital. And here, Michelin-starred kitchens and snug cafés alike share an interest in gearing up for a cleaner, greener future. So cycle into the area and check out the good work of these ultra-conscious businesses whenever you’re next in town. RECOMMENDED: How to properly do Nørrebro, the world’s coolest neighbourhood

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