Berlin. Berlin. Berlin.

I don’t really do a lot of research about a place before I go. I tend to throw things out to my Facebook family and go off of suggestions from fellow travelers. I knew Berlin was famous for the Berlin Wall and for the nightlife, but I had no idea as to the extent that…

I learned how to do my own graffiti and it was AWESOME!

I have been on quite a few graffiti tours around the world, but I have never had the luxury of heading into a warehouse and trying out my hand at my own piece. The Alternative Street Art tour in Berlin let’s you do just that! Graffiti is 100% illegal in Berlin however, there are only…

Bogota Street Art

I went on a free graffiti tour through Bogota and once again, was blown away by what street art can be. The first graffiti in Bogota was written on the walls of caves by the indigenous Chibcha people. From there it evolved into a form of social commentary and cultural expression especially during the height of…

Cristo Redentor and Escadaria Selaron

When most people think of Rio de Janeiro they think of Copacabana Beach and Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). This statue overlooks the city and can be seen day or night. To say I am not the most religious of people is putting it lightly, but this is one of the New 7 Wonders of the…

A brief history of Argentina through graffiti

I went on a graffiti tour of Buenos Aires not really knowing what to expect. I loved it so much I ended up going on another one through a different part of the city just to learn more. Graffiti or street art or tagging or whatever you want to call it is absolutely illegal in…

Underground Belgrade walking tour

I usually take the free walking tours in the various cities I have been to, and this time I decided to take the underground walking tour of Belgrade to see something a little different. The tour started at the Belgrade Fortress and then took us to a military bunker built in 1948 (never used),  a…

Quick swing through Athens

Since my ferry ride did not turn out like it was meant to, I have two full days to explore Athens. I spent the day walking around the city and headed to the one museum open on a Monday. I thought the National Archaeological Museum would be incredibly interesting considering the history of Greece. I was…

Self guided walking tour of Prague

I lost my Fitbit somewhere between Rome and Split and really wish I had it for the day I had walking around Prague. It all started with a mission to the post office (open basically 24 hours a day) to mail post cards I have had since Germany (May)! After that it was a walk…

From France to Switzerland

It has been a lazy last couple of days. We took the TGV train form Nice to Geneva which was an absolutely beautiful and very easy 6 hour train ride. It wasn’t all just French Riviera beauty. There was graffiti along the way that I found to be very interesting. I wish I knew what it…