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Berlin's Graffiti Art

October 12, 2012 16 Comments »


  You don’t have to walk more than a few blocks in Berlin and you will find it – graffiti.  This form of art has me confused  – I’m not really sure how I feel about it.  Most of the time I’m annoyed that the brilliant European cities that I love are covered in graffiti […]

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Istanbul Photography

September 21, 2012 27 Comments »

Galata Tower Istanbul Sunset

Four weeks in Istanbul means a lot of photos!  Here are some of my favorite more obscure shots from some familiar and not so familiar parts of the city.  When I can travel slow and have the time to really live in a city – I enjoy getting out and seeing the local life outside […]

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Shopping on the Wrong Side of Town

September 14, 2012 19 Comments »


Everyone talks about wanting to find local experiences when you travel – strangely one of my best local finds in Istanbul was a place where the locals tried to convince me to stay away from.  Were they trying to hide it’s greatness?!  I honestly don’t think so – instead they were simply trying to ensure […]

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Rome Then and Now

August 30, 2012 19 Comments »

1956 Italians entering the Vatican

My parents recently did a European trip which included Germany and Italy. They had a great time and enjoyed all of the cities and sites…except Rome. This was really surprising since I find Rome to be one of the coolest cities in Europe. How could anyone think that Rome – a city with so much […]

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