BERLIN TRAVEL NIGHT
12 June 2019
Doors open at 7:30pm
Berlin Travel Night returns with stories of overlooked destinations in the Near and Far East. Geographer, journalist, and moderator Katie Gallus takes us on a journey through lesser-explored lands, including Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Travel editor and writer Jeroen van Marle will join the evening by sharing his recent explorations of Damascus, Syria. And photographer and tour operator, Gianluca Pardelli dives deep into his fascination with the Caucasus region’s multifarious people and cultures.
GENERATOR BERLIN MITTE
This month’s edition will welcome extreme adventurer and expedition guide Ashly Fusiarski. We will also be joined by both founders of Nectar & Pulse, the editors behind the new “Glücklich in …” travel guides from Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition. They will introduce their new travel guides and tell their stories and places of their Icelandic journeys.
Celebrating the bi-annual European Month of Photography and the first Berlin Photo Week, the event will feature the shortlist of works from the EyeEm Photography Awards. We also have tea and travel lover Michael Pieracci with us. His passion and curiosity resulted in extensive travels through the Darjeeling region of India where he researched tea culture, heritage, and cultivation.
We’re welcoming award-winning journalist Kash Bhattacharya, aka BudgetTraveller.org, to the stage for the first Berlin Travel Night. In collaboration with Gestalten Verlag he’ll present his new book The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World along with insider tips on globetrotting on a budget. (In English.)
We’re also pleased to welcome Franziska and Julius Eggert of stadtlandboard.wordpress.com. They’ll be sharing travel hacks from their 327-day around-the-world journey. (In German.)