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6 Things To Consider Before Visiting Australia on a Working Holiday Visa

6 Things To Consider Before Visiting Australia on a Working Holiday Visa

So you are coming to Australia for an awesome year of backpacking, traveling around and making money on the go. Good plan. To make your life easier when you arrive, take the following 6 things into account. (1) AUSTRALIA IS ENORMOUS AND THE WEATHER IS EXTREMELY DIVERSE Cyclones not your thing? Consider the season of [...]

Operation Anthropoid: The assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich

Operation Anthropoid: The assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich

Prague. May 27, 1942. Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík - two young members of the Czech resistance - had been nervously waiting at a tram stop for over two hours. The location was perfect. A corner in the road would force the target's car to slow down. Under their cloaks, they carried a British made [...]

Teufelsberg: Spies & hippies on top of WW2 rubble

Teufelsberg: Spies & hippies on top of WW2 rubble

BERLIN The Teufelsberg or 'Devils Mountain' in German is named after Teufelssee: a lake just to its South. Standing 120.1 meters, it is considered the highest 'natural' point of Berlin. Located in the Grunewald locality in former Western Berlin it has a very outdoorsy feel to it. Considering the history of this mountain, it's name is quite [...]

Day 2: Flood, elderly drivers & the Wannsee Conference House (Amsterdam – Berlin)

Day 2: Flood, elderly drivers & the Wannsee Conference House (Amsterdam – Berlin)

  The sound of the generator pumping water in front of my window woke me up in the early morning. I was anxious to see whether all had gone well. The owners had said that they feared the basement would have flooded and even told me to put my bike on higher ground inside the [...]