My Berlinale 2018 experience: part II

I’m the kind of person who likes to be prepared and who likes to know how things are going to happen (as far as that is reasonably possible). So going to Berlinale was a bit of a challenge for me because I had no way of knowing how everything is going to work out, what am I supposed to do (besides trying to watch as many movies as possible), and whether I will manage to spend 8 days in Berlin and still enjoy it. Prior my departure I did my homework and hoped for the best. Looking back now, I have to admit that the whole trip came together as a surprisingly good adventure. And it wasn’t just that I got to watch a lot of good movies (check out part I), but it was the festival atmosphere throughout the city that made the experience pretty special.


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My Berlinale 2018 experience: part I

Some people may know, but most people don’t know that I got the unique opportunity to attend Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival this year. I’m not from the film industry, I’m just a normal person who won the European Film Challenge and ended up in Berlin with a festival accreditation and all the advantages and challenges that come with it. It was an experience that I never knew I would get, and it was completely different from what I had imagined. So, I have decided to write not one, but two blog post about my highlights – the first one about the movies and the second one about how it is to experience such a festival for the first time. Let’s start with the movies!


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Review: Riga Cake Festival 2017

Any cake lover, upon hearing that there will be a cake festival in their city, marks that date in the callendar with bright red pen! And yes, this was an event I was looking forward to from day one. I also have to admit that my hopes were high, but I tried to stay objective and reign in my critical nature when writing this post as much as I could… Unfortunately, most of my fears came true so proceed with caution (or just scroll down to the highlights section)! That doesn’t mean I didn’t see and taste some fancy cakes. But let’s not get ahead of things…


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