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…

Valparaíso through grafitti

Valparaíso is considered the cultural capital of Chile. One step on the street and you immediately see the vibrant colors of houses plastered with street art. Many street artists are formally trained in some sort of art degree and can skip the phases of tagging and bombing and go straight to street art. Valparíso is known…

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…