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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Nostalgic for Seville

While looking through photos of my time solo-backpacking in southern Spain/Portugal, I grew quite nostalgic about my time in the magical city of Seville and became inspired to write. My trip to Seville was too brief in comparison to the amount of time I have spent in other parts of Spain such as, Barcelona, Madrid, […]

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Mount Etna Erupts Again

A few days ago, Mount Etna once again erupted with ashy plumes and lava. Its molten materials became projectiles that reached up to nearly 500 feet in the air.  Amazingly enough, two days after I hiked Mount Etna, it came to life – smoking and rumbling. Mount Etna is located outside of Catania on the east coast of […]

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A Minute in Manila

When I visited Manila, Philippines for work in October, I didn’t have much time to explore because of my schedule and the city’s unbelievable traffic. However I was fortunate to visit Fort Santiago and Cathedral Manila, and as my hotel was in the business district, Makati, I shopped in several of Manila’s well-known malls like […]

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Savoring Sicily

Have you been to Sicily yet? Have you considered going? Sure, Rome, Venice, Florence, and Naples are great, but standard tourist sights. I’m not saying skip any of those, but I don’t know why Sicily hasn’t become a HOT destination. In fact, the only types of tourists I met were from Eastern European countries, students/Erasmus […]

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Sevilla, Cadiz, and Faro…

I visited Spain and briefly, Portugal for an extended weekend. A lot of blogs and pages online boast the beauty of the Andalucía region – and I’m promising you, it’s truly real. Friday, December 18, was primarily dedicated to travel time. After my flight from Edinburgh to Faro, I took a bus from Faro, Portugal to […]

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