This beautiful city of over 500,000 grew on me with every day that went by. Serving as the capitol of Lower Saxony, I had the opportunity to spend over a month in Hannover, riding around on my bike, watching countless World Cup games at local cafes, and simply living like a local. It was perfect to say the least. Continue reading
Processions through the village, flag waving, target shooting, marching bands, beer for breakfast, what exactly am I rambling off about you may ask, well schützenfest of course. Continue reading
My partner was born and raised in Lower Saxony, Germany, a region filled with beautiful rivers, mountains, fertile land, and to the north, the North Sea. Continue reading
If you manage to get yourself on top of a balcony within the walls of Fes el Bali by the Saffarin Madrasa, you can take a trip back in time and watch men from afar begin the process of tanning. This process has stayed relatively the same since the 11th century. Men stand in waist deep vessels filled with different mixtures ready to soften and dye different kinds of animal hide. Again, if you manage to find a balcony to watch from, you are in for a treat. Now let me share my experience with you. Continue reading
I was told by many travelers that during my stay in Spain, I had to make a trip down south, to the Kingdom of Morocco. Although it had already been on my bucket list, I knew that the summer would be the perfect time to embark on a journey to Northern Africa. Continue reading
Right off of Partida Manzanera street in Calpe, Espana, lies one of the most aesthetically pleasing architectural designs in the province of Alicante, the beautiful Muralla Roja, also known as The Red Wall.
Up north in the Basque Country lies the biggest city in the region, Bilbao. With over a million inhabitants this city has become a cultural hub filled with amazing art, architecture, food, and music. Here are five fun things you can do while visiting this awesome city.
My only reason for taking a day trip to San Sebastian was to taste the oh so talked about food, more specifically pintxos as they call it in the Basque language. Pintxos are bite sized treats pierced with a cocktail stick through them but really, throughout Donostia as it’s known in the Basque language, all treats with or without cocktail sticks are referred to as pintxos.
Winter in Europe can be a bit of a drag depending on where you live. After bearing the cold weather for six months in Northern Spain, I wanted to escape and soak up some sun on the largest island in the Balearic islands, Mallorca. Here are some gems I came across during my three day stay.
After I graduated college, I was pretty sure that I would never have the opportunity to have two paid weeks off for spring break ever again in my life but if you work in education, you are pretty much guaranteed one. So, I took the opportunity to head to the west and spend a few days in Porto, Portugal and then go on a mini road trip through one of the most beautiful regions in Spain, Galicia. Continue reading
When I received the e-mail that my student visa was ready for pick up I knew the following 9 months in Spain would be life changing. One of the events that I was looking forward to was Semana Santa, also known as Holy Week. Continue reading
In the month of February, I had a long weekend off for “carnaval” and decided it was the perfect time to head to Barcelona.
One of my good friends was going to be on my side of the world for the New Year. It only made sense that we pick a city to meet at so we can properly ring in 2018. After throwing out some names of different cities that were in between Germany and Georgia, we decided on the majestic city of Istanbul.
As I was planning my holiday vacation, I was overwhelmed by the endless possibilities I could choose from this continent. I decided that Prague would be where I would spend Christmas Day rather easily but had trouble choosing what country I would visit before I flew to Istanbul to meet my friend for the New Year. Continue reading