Berlin Travels [Part Two]

Berlin Travels [Part Two]

The second part of my travels during my long weekend away in Berlin. Check out my thoughts and tips that I posted in part one, where I visited Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, BlackBox Cold War and the Topography of Terror.

This time I’ll be talking about the Alexanderplatz area, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Berlin Zoo, Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympiastadion. Continue reading


Berlin Travels [Part One]

Berlin Travels [Part One]

I have recently returned from a long weekend away in Berlin where I managed to hit plenty of the city’s tourist spots.

I stayed in Samariterstraße – five stops away from the main city centre of Alexanderplatz – and it is located in the district of Friedrichshain. The apartment was across the street from the Samariterkirche – a 19th century church. The location was fantastic as I could travel to Alexanderplatz quickly and easily, which is the central hub for the S-Bahn trains and the U-Bahn underground trains.

Top Tips: €30 7-Day ticket travel on S and U-Bahn, or €7 all day ticket. Validate them by inserting them into the red machine typically next to the ticket machine – they’ll be stamped and that is all you need to travel all day, no need to get it validated again that day, just hop on and off any train you like. There are no ticket barriers.

The first part will focus on the Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, BlackBox Cold War and the Topography of Terror. Continue reading

Random Funnies

Random Funnies

I thought I’d post something a little different as we’re nearing the end of the year. Here you’ll find: some random and funny search terms for people that have found my blog this year; the TV scene where I split my sides laughing; and the most random comment I have ever received!

Let me know the weird search terms that people have typed to find your blog, a scene in a film or TV show that has made you laugh especially hard, or the most random comment that someone has posted on your blog. Continue reading

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan ★★★★½

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan ★★★★½
Channel: Amazon
Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Abbie Cornish, Haaz Sleiman and Timothy Hutton
Creators: Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland
IMDb Rating | 8.3
Humpo Show Rating | 9.0

Former Marine and financial analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) is working a desk job at the Central Intelligence Agency, specifically in the Terror, Finance, and Arms Division (T-FAD), which is part of the Counter-terrorism Centre (CTC). That is until he is thrust into the field after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, which are being carried out by a rising Islamic terrorist named Suleiman. Continue reading

A Legacy of Spies ★★★★☆

A Legacy of Spies ★★★★☆
John le Carré

Genre(s) | Thriller, Espionage
Goodreads Ratings | 3.92
Humpo Show Rating | 4.00
Published: 2017
Publisher: Penguin

Peter Guillam, right-hand-man of spymaster George Smiley, has retired to a farm in Brittany. Out of the blue, he is summoned to London by his former employers – the British Secret Service – to answer questions about a Cold War operation that has reared its head due to the current generation wanting answers and repercussions. Continue reading

Deadpool 2 ★★★★☆

Deadpool 2 ★★★★☆
Humpo Show Rating | 8.1
IMDb Rating | 7.9
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T. J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Karan Soni and Leslie Uggams.
Director: David Leitch 
Plot Summary: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable. (IMDb)

Ryan Reynolds once again produces a hilarious and exhilarating performance as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in this brilliantly funny and kick-ass action film. Continue reading

The Staircase ★★★½

The Staircase (2018) ★★★½
Channel: Netflix
Starring: (as themselves) Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher, Bill Peterson, Freda Black, Jim Hardin, Arthur Holland, Todd Peterson, Margaret Ratliff, Martha Ratliff, Clayton Peterson, Patricia Peterson, Caitlin Atwater and Lori Campbell
Creator: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
IMDb Rating | 8.1

Humpo Show Rating | 7.5

In December 2001, novelist Michael Peterson called to report that his wife Kathleen had fallen down the stairs in their home and died. Peterson’s story that Kathleen had fallen was dismissed by the authorities and concluded instead that he had bludgeoned her to death. The film details the ensuing case from the point of view of Peterson and his defense team, led by David Rudolf. Continue reading