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Author: Sasha Arms

Passionate foodie, trend-spotter and traveller, London-based Sasha Arms has reported on everything from pop-up restaurants to prison tourism for UTB. Keep up with her latest stories right here...

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Found in the former East Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg became a hub for young West Berliners after the wall fell. They squatted in buildings and led artsy, bohemian lifestyles. In the last decade or so, these Berliner beatniks have grown up and earned a little money...

Whether it’s camping indoors, or karaoke-ing outdoors, Berliners like to do things differently. In our latest Secret Seven post, Sasha Arms reveals her favourite offbeat activities in the German capital.

Famous for its sun, sea and sand dunes, The Canary Island’s Gran Canaria boasts another renowned attraction in the form of a (rather brightly coloured) submarine. Sasha Arms goes rolling in the deep… I’ll admit it: my imagination went slightly into overdrive when I was invited to travel to the…

Sasha Arms explores the unique and unpredictable museum scene of Havana, and reveals her five favourite options for oddball culture in the ever-surprising Cuban capital. Few would argue that Havana is a city of intense contrasts and the unexpected – rapidly evolving and recreating itself almost on a daily basis.…

A Latin paradise of cigar-chomping, rum-swilling, salsa-dancing revolutionaries? Or an impoverished nation living in the shell of a glorious past? Sasha Arms discovers the cliches – and the realities – of life in Havana. The largest city in the Caribbean, with 2.1 million inhabitants, it’s no exaggeration to say Cuba’s…