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.


13+ methods to travel in India | video

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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

You will find even more playlists in Indivue YouTube channel, so do check them out and subscribe, like and share for more travel and art to come!

Delhi winter morning in 2019 goes foggy and smoggy

Winter morning in New Delhi 2019

It had been five years since my previous visit to Delhi, India.

The New Delhi airport was looking kind of same, but the air outside was different. I realized the foggy sceneries which I had wondered in the recent hindi film Rajma Chawal from 2018 had actually been the real Delhi. And then I remembered the video I had seen in Twitter last winter, where the winter fog in Delhi had once been so bad that cars were crashing to each other.

Luckily this time the Delhi winter fog and smog were not that bad. Though later on my continuing flight from Delhi was delayed with couple of hours. The reason being the fog only.

Otherwise in January Delhi was chilling cold and warm clothes and winter jackets were needed. I found Christmas decoration like Christmas tree and reindeers with the sledge by the road to the airport. What a nice way to greet the tourist and cheer up the landscape!

Since I was travelling early morning, no traffic jams were met. Most of the motorcycle and scooter drivers were wearing helmets for their protection, but many passengers were still lacking those.

The stadium building in Delhi was a new sight to me. Find the stadium, the good old rickshaws and other means of public transport together with some chilly Delhi winter scenes from January 2019 with the fog and smog here in this video, and subscribe INDIVUE for more travel and art to come!

Earlier videos from Delhi, without the fog:

See also other travel videos from India here!

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe is one of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus works.

You can find blog and video articles related to travel and art, with traveltips to Europe from the links below.

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European cities

Here below are all the European cities Indivue has visited, photographed and written about so far – find the stories in the links:

Amsterdam in 1 minute (video)

Art and travel tips for Amsterdam

Amsterdam in Fin

Art and travel tips for Barcelona

Barcelona in Fin

Art and travel tips for Berlin

Berlin triptips and travel experiences

Hotel experience from Berlin

People and street life of Berlin

Video: Best of Berlin sights

Berlin in Fin

Art and travel tips for Copenhagen

Tivoli in Copenhagen

Video: Best of Copenhagen

Copenhagen in Fin

Amos Rex art museum in Helsinki

Beaches of Vuosaari

Helsinki metrostations

Helsinki centre in summertime

Oodi in Helsinki

Seurasaari, island in Helsinki

Wintertime in Helsinki

Helsinki in Fin

Art and travel tips for Oslo

Oslo in videos

Video: Best sights in Oslo

Oslo in Fin

The best sights, hotels and restaurants in Paris

Paris in 1 minute (video)

Video: Best sights in Paris

Video: Tribute to Notre Dame

Video: Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower

Paris in Fin

Art and travel tips for Rome

Rome in Fin

Restaurant experience in Stockholm

Stockholm in Fin

Vatican in Fin


European capitals

Here below are all the European countries and their capitals. Names written with the capital letters are straight links for more information on the subject.

  • AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)
  • Andorra la Vella (Andorra)
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • Athens (Greeze)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • BERLIN (Germany)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Chisinau (Moldova)
  • COPENHAGEN (Denmark)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • HELSINKI (Finland)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Luxembourg City
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Monaco
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Nuuk (Greenland)
  • OSLO (Norway)
  • PARIS (France)
  • Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • ROME (Italy)
  • San Marino
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • STOCKHOLM (Sweden)
  • Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Valletta (Malta)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Zagreb (Croatia)

Indivue art inspired by Oslo
Inspired by Oslo

Member countries of the European Union

The countries below are the members of the European Union. The euro sign, if attached, means the country uses the one and the same euro currency in that country, making traveling there a lot easier.

  • Austria €
  • Belgium €
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus €
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia €
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece €
  • Hungary €
  • Ireland €
  • Italy
  • Latvia €
  • Lithuania €
  • Luxembourg €
  • Malta €
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal €
  • Romania
  • Slovakia €
  • Slovenia €
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Indivue Art inspired by Rome, Italy
Inspired by Rome

Videos from Europe

Videos made by INDIVUE on the road in Europe:

Read and watch the other works in this series as well:

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Travel Opus to Europe
Travel Opus to Europe

5 random scenes from Rome

Fontana Di Trevi -fountain
Inside Colosseum
Inside Colosseum
Outside Colosseum
Outside Colosseum
On the bridge Ponte Sant'Angelo
On the bridge Ponte Sant’Angelo
Basilica de Santa Maria de Martyres
Basilica de Santa Maria de Martyres
Fontana Di Trevi -fountain
Fontana Di Trevi -fountain

Here’s five random scenes from Rome, focusing on some of the famous sights like Fontana Di Trevi and Colosseum.

A special technique was used for taking this photos, which is why they might look a little unusual.

Find more topics related to travel photography and travel in Europe from the linking articles!

5 random scenes from the Vatican City State

Entrance to the Vatican City State
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City
Entrance to the Vatican City State
Entrance to the Vatican City State
Fountain outside the Vatican City
Fountain outside the Vatican City
Inside St. Peter's Basilica
Inside St. Peter’s Basilica
View over Rome from the Vatican City State
View over Rome from the Vatican City State

After these 5 random scenes from the Vatican City State, photographed with a special technique, check what else Indivue has blogged about the neighboring city Rome

and photography

Read also about other interesting sights from Europe!

Travel Opus to India

Travel Opus to India

INDIVUE began travelblogging from Mumbai, India, in 2005 and by the year 2019 a huge amount of Indian sights has been blogged according to European standards.

Listed below you will find links to articles related to India, Indian cities and Indian sights, in addition to travel tips and over 500 other photo and video articles about India and Indian culture.

Travel Opus to India has still got plenty of stories coming up and it will be updated with real travel experiences and beautiful images – so welcome to read INDIVUE! Subscribe the blog and follow also in social media to be the first to know!

Indian states

Here are all the 29 Indian states in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. The states written with capital letters are states in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to the subject in guestion, so take your time and read them through.

Indian union territories

India has got 7 union territories, which don’t have their own government like states do. Here is a list of those territories in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. Names written with capital letters are territories in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to the subject in guestion, so go ahead and read further.

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • DELHI
  • Laksahdweep
  • PUDUCHERRY

Indian capitals

Here below are all the Indian capitals in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. The names written with capital letters are cities in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to more information on the subject in guestion, so by clicking on them you will get to know the capitals.

  • Aizawl (Mizoram)
  • Agartala (Tripura)
  • Atal Nagar (Chhattisgarh)
  • Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  • Chandigarh (Punjab + Chandigarh)
  • CHENNAI (Tamil Nadu)
  • Daman (Daman and Diu)
  • Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  • Dispur (Assam)
  • Chandigarh (Haryana)
  • Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  • Gangtok (Sikkim)
  • Hyderabad (Andra Pradesh + Telangana)
  • Imphal (Manipur)
  • Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • JAIPUR (Rajasthan)
  • Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
  • Kohima (Nagaland)
  • Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  • MUMBAI (Maharasthra)
  • NEW DELHI (Delhi)
  • PANAJI (Goa)
  • Patna (Bihar)
  • PONDICHERRY (Puducherry)
  • Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
  • Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Shillong (Meghalaya)
  • Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Silvassa (Dadra and Nagar Haveli)
  • Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Other Indian cities and villages

Here’s some other Indian cities and villages Indivue has visited, photographed and blogger about. Read on –

Videos from India

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Travel Opus to India
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Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, and 5 reasons to see it


Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –

5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

  1. Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. 
  2. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
  3. Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
  4. Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
  5. Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.

The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.

In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –

Shore Temple, a World Heritage Monument
Wall of the Shore Temple
Images of Gods carved in stone inside the Shore Temple
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India

See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.

Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.

Read also about the other places in India which Indivue visited and photographed. And subscribe for the new updates to come!

More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.