5 reasons to visit the Berlin Zoo

Gorilla in the Berlin Zoo

The Zoologischer Garten Berlin is a nice green area in the middle of the concrete jungle of Berlin and it is within a good access by public transport.

Feeding sea lion
Feeding sea lion

Here’s five more reasons to visit the Berlin Zoo

  1. If you’re living in the Nordic countries and you’d like to see a real Asian elephant without traveling to India, you will find it surprisingly near. From the Berlin Zoo.

2. If you’re traveling to Berlin with kids, then the Zoologischer Garden Berlin will be guaranteed to give a lot more rewarding experience than, for example, the Berlin Wall.

3. The trained sea lions of the Berlin Zoo provide an action-packed show which will amaze you with the wisdom and learning ability of the animal.

4. If you want to try what it feels like to look at the hippopotamus eye to eye, even that can be done in the Berlin Zoo.

5. And yet, if you want to see the real giraffe, zebra or rhino without traveling to Africa, these animals can be found from the Zoologischer Garden Berlin, which Wikipedia says to be one of the largest zoos in the world and the largest in terms of animal species.


Sea lion in the Berlin Zoo
Sea lion in the Berlin Zoo
Sealion performing in the Berlin Zoo
Sea lion performing in the Berlin Zoo
Baby elephant in the Berlin Zoo
Baby elephant in the Berlin Zoo

Check also other Berlin travel tips and experiences

you can read them also in Finnish.

See the photo collection from the streets of Berlin here

and a photo collection from the Berlin Zoo here –

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Good hotel experience from Berlin

Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz Berlin aerial view

When I visited in Berlin, I stayed in a Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz.

A big moose was guarding the main entrance, bringing the Scandinavian feel to the guest right from the beginning.

The room I got was ok size for a short visit and it was having big windows, from the floor to the ceiling. The window offered a nice view outside, though there was not much to see except buildings.

Hotel Berlin Scandic Potsdamer Platz room and beds
Hotel Berlin Scandic Potsdamer Platz room and beds

In-between the bathroom and the bedroom there was an exceptional glass window decorated with Scandinavian birch leaves. The window was right next to your bathtub, but you could not see outside clearly.

Scandic Hotel room bathroom window
Scandic Hotel room bathroom window
Berlin Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz restaurant
Berlin Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz restaurant

What I loved the most about this hotel, in addition to its central location in Berlin, near the public transport, were the mornings. The morning buffet was one the best I’ve ever had – There were plenty of options for people eating gluten-free and organic food.

Nice interior detail was the clock in the restaurant, which was actually a tv showing videoart of time passing by. What a lovely idea to have art in the morning together with your lovely breakfast.

The restaurants in Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz were neat and clean and simply elegant in a Scandinavian way. Coming from Finland, it all felt familiar to me. Over all I had nothing to complain during my stay in this hotel, so if you’re after a nice hotel experience in Berlin, this is one option.

Find more images of Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz in the tiled gallery below and read more trip tips and travel experiences from Berlin here.

You might also be interested in the street life and people in Berlin.

Check also the Berlin Zoo.

Berlin in Finnish.


Berlin triptips and travel experiences

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

The first time I travelled Berlin was in 2015 and I immediately fancied the Berlin-Tegel airport. The easiness of traveling onwards from there is worth mentioning. Had read a lot of positive reviews about Pergamon museum and because of that I felt a little disappointed after seeing the exhibition inside the museum. I would myself recommend that museum only to people unfamiliar with the East. Otherwise the museum did not have much new or exciting to see, at least in 2015. Especially if you’ve travelled in India

Exhibition in Pergamon Museum in Berlin
Exhibition in Pergamon Museum in Berlin

Whereas the Neues Museum in the Berlin Museum Island offered a very interesting and comprehensive view to the past of the humankind. The exhibition was in a way amazing and inspiring. It would be worth visiting there even without the famous Nefertiti, which you were not allowed to photograph.

Neues Museum in Berlin
Neues Museum in Berlin
Exhibition in Neues Museum, Berlin
Exhibition in Neues Museum

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin was a tiny part of our history commercialized well into a modern day use. It was used as a place to take selfies with the “soldiers” from the past. I think this place is worth seeing if you’re into photography. It is also brilliant advertisement for the Mc Donald’s restaurant right next to it. You might even wanna have a bite of a hamburger with some history alongside.

Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
Checkpoint Charlie

Branderburg Gate in Berlin did not startle me, but the Holocaust Memorial I would recommend for photographers and those travellers interested in history. That impressive but yet modest looking memorial can make you very serious. Another similar grave sight is the Topography of Terror.

Branderburg Gate Berlin
Branderburg Gate
Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Holocaust memorial
Panorama of Topografie Des Terrors in Berlin
Panorama of Topografie Des Terrors

Berlin Zoo makes it easy to take a taxi to a jungle. All the monkeys, elephants and giraffes are right there in the middle of the city, with a skyscraper in the background. I would recommend this zoo experience to all the families with young kids visiting Berlin. One can get to the zoo easily with the public transport.

Hippopotamuses in Berlin Zoo
Hippopotamuses in Berlin Zoo

In the end, the Berlin TV tower (Fernsehturm) and Panoramapunkt will give you a very nice views above the whole city of Berlin.

See them and a lot more from the video Best of Berlin below –

And last but not least – Do not forget to visit the Art Market, when in Berlin.

Find more travel experiences from Berlin here.

Check also Travel Opus to Europe!

Berlin view from Panoramapunkt
Berlin view from Panoramapunkt

You can read the Berlin trip tips and travel experiences also in Finnish

All the beaches in Goa, India

All the beaches of Goa by INDIVUE

The aim was to see all the beaches in Goa, India, and photograph them to blog them. It took altogether some 14 years, since I was actually living in Europe and there is some 100km of beaches in Goa only. But here they are now – all the beaches in Goa, from North to South.

The namelinks below each photo will lead you to the introductions of each beach. And if there is an existing travelguide for the beach in question, you will find it in the guidelink. –

All the beaches in Goa

Tiracol Fort
Tiracol Fort
Querim Beach, Goa, India
Querim Beach
Arambol Beach, Goa, India
Arambol Beach
Mandrem Beach, Goa, India
Mandrem Beach
Ashvem Beach, Goa, India
Ashvem Beach
Morjim Beach, Goa, India
Morjim Beach
Morjim Beach; view from Chapora Fort, Goa, India
Morjim Beach; view from Chapora Fort
Fort Chapora wall, Goa, India
Fort Chapora wall
Little Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Little Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Vagator Beach
Anjuna Beach, Goa, India
Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Flea Market Beach, Goa, India
Anjuna Flea Market Beach
Baga Beach, Goa, India
Baga Beach
Calangute Beach, Goa, India
Calangute Beach
Candolim Beach, Goa, India
Candolim Beach
Sinquerim Beach, Goa, India
Sinquerim Beach
Fort Aquada Beach, Goa, India
Fort Aquada Beach
Coco Beach, Goa, India
Coco Beach
Caranzalem Beach, Goa, India
Caranzalem Beach
Miramar Beach, Goa, India
Miramar Beach
Dona Paula Beach, Goa, India
Dona Paula Beach
Vainguinim Beach, Goa, India
Vainguinim Beach
Siridao Beach, Goa, India
Siridao Beach
Japanese Garden Beach, Goa, India
Japanese Garden Beach
Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India
Bogmalo Beach
Hollant Beach, Goa, India
Hollant Beach
Velsao Beach, Goa, India
Velsao Beach
Cansaulim Beach, Goa, India
Cansaulim Beach
Arossim Beach, Goa, India
Arossim Beach
Utorda Beach, Goa, India
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach, Goa, India
Majorda Beach
Gonsua Beach, Goa, India
Gonsua Beach
Sunset Beach, Goa, India
Sunset Beach
Betalbatim Beach, Goa, India
Betalbatim Beach
Colva Beach, Goa, India
Colva Beach
Sernabatim Beach, Goa, India
Sernabatim Beach
Benaulim Beach, Goa, India
Benaulim Beach
Varca Beach, Goa, India
Varca Beach
Zalor Beach, Goa, India
Zalor Beach
Carmona Beach, Goa India
Carmona Beach
Cavelossim Beach, Goa, India
Cavelossim Beach
Mobor Beach, Goa, India
Mobor Beach
Betul Beach, Goa, India
Betul Beach
Cabo de Rama Beach, Goa, India
Cabo de Rama Beach
View from Cabo de Rama Fort, Goa, India
View from Cabo de Rama Fort
Cola Beach, Goa, India
Cola Beach
Agonda Beach, Goa, India
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach, Goa, India
Palolem Beach
Patnem and Colomb Beach, Goa, India
Patnem and Colomb Beach
Patnem Beach, Goa, India
Patnem Beach
Raj Bagh Beach, Goa, India
Raj Bagh Beach
Talpona Beach, Goa, India
Talpona Beach
Galgibaga Beach, Goa, India
Galgibaga Beach
  • Polem Beach

The beaches were photographed during 2006-2019 by INDIVUE.

Find this article about Goa beaches in Finnish here

Read also Travel Opus to Goa!

Panorama: Barcelona, Gaudi and Park Guell

Panoramaphoto of Barcelona

This panoramic photo is from Barcelona.
The view over sunny Barcelona is captured high from the hill near Park Quell.

Watch a video of sunny Barcelona here.

You can find travel tips for Barcelona here: http://bit.ly/TripToBarcelona and Barcelona blogging in Finnish at indivue.fi.

Panoramic view over Barcelona city
Panoramic view over Barcelona city

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Panorama: Helsinki, Finland and Vuosaari

Uutela_Vuosaari_Helsinki_Finland_panorama

Today’s panorama is from Helsinki, Finland.
The sea view is captured on a sunny summer day in Vuosaari’s Uutela.

Uutela is a beautiful and prestigious outdoor area that offers the much needed greenery for those living in a city in a concrete jungle.
In addition to the jogging paths in the middle of a beautiful nature, there are also 2 grilling huts in Uutela.

Watch a video of Uutela’s sea landscape here.

Discover more about Helsinki here
and find Helsinki blogging in Finnish at indivue.fi.

You can find more travel tips for Helsinki here: http://bit.ly/HelsinkiTrip

Uutela_Vuosaari_Helsinki_Finland_panorama
Seaview from Uutela

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13+ methods to travel in India | video

Ladybird_bicycle_in_Goa_beach_India

Here’s a recent Indivue short video telling you about some 13 different methods to travel in India. Recent I say, because the video was recently updated. But mostly it is an update to the previous video about various ways to travel in India for a female.

Although the video duration is only 2:20 minutes, it has taken some 13 years to make it. Videos are from such a long period of time.

Music by Indivue.

Find more travel videos by INDIVUE here in this website

and see them all videos in Indivue YouTube channel!

The easiest way to see Indivue YouTube-videos is to watch the playlists I’, ve made about Goa, India, Europe, Helsinki and Best of travel. Find them from the links below and be inspired!

Travel & Art Goa 

Travel & Art India

Best of Travel 

Travel & Art Europe

Travel & Art Helsinki

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