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On Thursday I decided to buy a ticket to Berlin’s long night of the museums, a night where many of Berlin’s museums open their doors until 2 AM and offer special programs like performances and express tours. With one ticket you can visit it all. It seemed like a great plan. However, on Friday night I attended the company party at the Napolean Komplex. The theme was 80s and after weeks of stressing about the outfit I ended up buying a cheap T-shirt, putting some beads on a string and going overboard with make-up and hairspray. Unfortunately, after many nice days, on Friday a storm rolled into Berlin. It was pouring down and seemed to ruin the party. I think it mostly ruined my hair. No amount of hairspray would keep it up. Arriving at the event venue we had to walk over pallets to cross the puddles of rainwater.…

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Every now and again, museums open up to the public for free. The Louvre in Paris opens their doors to anyone who’s interested on the first Sunday of the month, the MoMA in New York has their Free Friday Nights and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg lets people in for free on the first Thursday of the month. Plan your visit well and a city will welcome you with open arms and doors. On my trip to San Francisco the Academy of Sciences had a free entry day. For a penniless student it’s the perfect day to explore. Of course this huge pro comes with a lot of cons. There are a lot of people, both locals and tourists, that feel penniless and seize the opportunity. When I joined the cue I was told there was a 1,5 hour wait. Luckily this turned out to be less than an hour.…

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