A kitsch goldmine – Bonodeluxe, Köln

25th May 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

I was walking towards Ebertplatz from Hansaring when I saw Bonodeluxe. I have passed by this store at least a dozen times but never went in. Their window display had scary (read: high) price tags, and I have very little self control when it comes to kitsch. Yesterday, when I […]

Cologne’s Social Calendar for May 2019

1st May 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Raise your hand if birthdays excite you! May is exceptionally important for two reasons – first, I was born in this month, and secondly, sun and the city become friends again. As a cherry on top, there are a few fun things going around K-Town to colour your social calendars […]

Cologne’s Social Calendar for April 2019

2nd April 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

First quarter of 2019 is over, and April has arrived (stating the obvious, sorry). This month, I am so impressed with Cologne for picking up on the social side and being one heck of a happening city. From Barack Obama to Rupaul, new restaurants and fashion collaborations, workshops for business […]

5 websites to buy/sell pre-loved items in Germany

25th March 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Trade of second hand items is on a rise in Germany, more so now than ever before. They can be treasure troves, and often you find things that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Also, you can get really good prices while being sustainable in your purchases, you just need to […]

English speaking doctors in Cologne. You are welcome.

20th March 2019 Shaheen Rajan 8

When I first moved to Cologne in Jan 2016 and needed to see a doctor, it was a herculean task to get around. Finding an english speaking doctors seemed next to impossible. Finding a receptionist who understood enough English to give me an appointment was an even more difficult. Almost […]