We are convinced that the feeling of belonging marks the difference and makes each trip unique, giving it its own story. Our OnlybeFrom philosophy is based on a new way of traveling and seeing new places from the standpoint of local belonging. It’s not about visiting Paris or Barcelona, or about just being there; it’s about BEING Parisian or BEING Barcelonan. And that’s why, today, we want to share with you some OnlybeFrom moments from several cities. Take good note!
The secret is probably out by now, but it’s definitely something not to miss on your next trip to Berlin. One of the most popular karaoke contests is held every Sunday afternoon at the Mauerpark amphitheater. Join the Berliners and feel like a true pop star. And don’t worry; everyone gets a well-earned round of applause.
La Boquería is Barcelona’s best-known market, but if you visit the Santa Caterina Market instead, you’ll avoid the hordes of tourists and be able to shop like Barcelonans do. You’ll feel like a true local in the Catalan capital and get access to the best ingredients for a dinner worthy of Master Chef in your very own apartment.
The best part about traveling is discovering how the locals live and feeling the true essence and rhythm of your destination also at night. Visit the Ufo Bar at night and sample one of its delicious cocktails (they specialize in rum based cocktails) to the sound of live music in a 100% local atmosphere.
Rome, Italy, at 8am: locals drink their espressos standing at the bar before work. A true OnlybeFrom moment. Tazza d’Oro is much more than a cafeteria; it’s a coffee mecca. To order your Roman coffee like you’ve lived there all your life, you have to be very precise and take the following into account: for an espresso, ask for un caffè; if you’d like it with a splash of milk, ask for un caffè macchiatto. For a coffee, ask for caffè lungo or caffè all’american; and for an iced coffee, ask for caffè freddo. In the summer, cappuccino freddo (iced milk coffee) and granite di caffè (iced coffee with cream) are among the most popular picks.
Open air cinema in a small oasis among the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? Where? In Bryant Park, behind the Public Library building. An event where you’ll feel like true inhabitants of the Big Apple, as it is a meeting point for many New Yorkers: families, young ones, adults…
Take an afternoon off to sip Turkish chai while you gaze at the Maiden’s Tower: Istanbul’s oldest tower, used in antiquity as a princess’ bastion. On sunny days, locals gather on the stairs, sat on the soft and colorful cushions, taking in the magical views. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into one of the One Thousand and One Nights stories.
It may not sound too creative but if you want to feel the true essence of Amsterdam, you have to explore the city by bike. Grab a picnic basket, your favorite book, your headphones, and spend an afternoon at the Vondelpark.
The English Football League held its first edition in 1888, and ever since, the English simply adore a good match. If you want to enjoy some “football” in London, or if you simply want to experience this aspect of English culture, you have a couple of options: watching a game in a pub (you’ll enjoy it even more with a pint of beer and a portion of chips), or going for the real thing at one of London’s football stadiums.
Countless aromas create an atmosphere that awakens our senses in Seville: fried seafood, cured ham, salmorejo… and the cherry on the cake of this gastronomic paradise: the Rebujito, the most characteristic drink of the Feria de Abril. Make a toast with a Sevillian and enjoy one of the most popular festivities Andalusia has to offer.