Visiting Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle

While staying in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest, we visited Neuschwanstein Castle. Annually, this castle receives over a million visitors. The castle is accessible by rental car or train with Füssen’s bus (#78). We took the train from Munich station to the town of Füssen, caught the shuttle from Füssen‘s station, and walked to the castle. […]

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Berlin’s East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany is the world’s biggest outdoor gallery. As it is 1.4 kilometers in length, it’s the longest standing section of the Berlin Wall. The majority of murals were painted by artists from around the world during the 90s. While visiting Berlin, I consider the East Side Gallery to be […]

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The Weaponization of Dubrovnik’s Old Town

The weaponization of cultural heritage is the politicized destruction of material culture as an ideologically motivated performance in conflicts. During my Masters dissertation, I focused on the connective themes between the siege of Dubrovnik and the ISIS occupation of Palmyra. The 20 year difference between Dubrovnik and Palmyra expresses development in the recurrent phenomenon and […]

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The Dublin Experience – Best Places to Visit

Here are some of the best places to visit in Dublin! Temple Bar District. Located in the cultural quarter of Dublin, it’s an ideal area for pub-crawling and enjoying authentic Irish music. Many people visit the actual Temple Bar, but since it’s often over-crowded and has high prices due to it’s popularity with tourists, it’s […]

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Experiencing Greek Antiquity at the Acropolis

I first became compelled to visit Greece during my undergrad studies as an Art History major. Many of my Art History courses emphasized Greek Antiquity, and its undeniable impact on both contemporary art and the connection of art to collective memory. While learning about the construction of Greek society through its art, I needed to […]

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Chichen Itza, A Slice of the Mayan World

In the last week of April, I took a tour from Cozumel to the Yucatán peninsula to visit the ancient Mayan archaeological site, Chichen Itza. Even though each way took three hours because of a ferry ride to the mainland and a shuttle service, it was well worth it.  Chichen Itza (At the edge of the […]

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