Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise

Berlin-A Hipster’s Paradise Berlin, in my opinion, is one of the coolest and most hip cities in all of Europe.  There is definitely a different type of feel to this city as compared to Munich, Hamburg, etc.  There is literally so much going on here and I only scratched the surface during the four days I was there.  Attracting people from all over Europe, Berlin is a haven of culture, with artists of all types, from traditional art to the prominent graffiti scene.  Never have I ever seen a higher…

Hanging out in Hamburg

Hanging out in Hamburg

Hanging out in Hamburg After reuniting with my friend Carly in Amsterdam, I continued my planned travels back into Germany.  Next up on my somewhat clockwise path of Germany and the Netherlands was Hamburg.  Here I would have the opportunity to see Armin and Carolin, a German couple who were on the overland trip with me.  In addition to seeing all of the traditional sights in Hamburg, I was excited to spend time in the city where the Beatles first became famous. Armin and Carolin were gracious enough to let me…

Rotterdam, the Resilient Dutch City

Rotterdam, the Resilient Dutch City

Rotterdam, the Resilient Dutch City I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of Rotterdam when I arrived there.  During my time in Amsterdam, I had heard a few words thrown around in regards to this city such as “edgy”, “artsy”, “architectural marvel”, and “funky”.  After doing a bit of research on the city, I found out that it was almost completely destroyed by the bombings of World War II.  Rather than rebuilding it to mimic the old style, it became a blank canvas for Dutch architects to…

I AMsterdam

I AMsterdam

Amsterdam Amsterdam was one of the cities I was most looking forward to visiting in my European segment of my travels.  When I studied for a semester in London in Spring 2011, I missed out on visiting this iconic city, travelling to Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Dublin, etc instead.  Many of my classmates did choose to visit this city during that time and they had great things to say about the city (in addition to partaking in recreational cannabis use) Luckily, I had a good friend to stay with and…

Cultured Cologne, Germany

Cultured Cologne, Germany

Cultured Cologne, Germany Cologne was another city that I hadn’t heard too much about prior to going to Germany.  My knowledge of the main Germany cities consisted of Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg, but I’m glad I spent a few days in this beautiful city.  It ended up being one of my favorites, along with Munich.  Cologne is world famous for its Carnivale during the Lenten season, and if I should ever make it back there, I hope to do so during that time.  It’s a week long celebration with different…

Munich

Munich

I haven’t been able to post in the past few weeks, as I’ve been busy soaking in the sights and sounds of Europe!  I finally had a chance to relax a bit now that I’m in sunny Croatia, so here goes my recap of Munich! Munich Munich was my first real impression of Germany.  Even though I flew into Frankfurt, I took a bus down to Munich shortly after I landed in order to make it for the last weekend of Fruhlingsfest. First impressions of Germany after travelling in India…

New Delhi, India, Not for the Faint of Heart

New Delhi, India, Not for the Faint of Heart

New Delhi The city of New Delhi, India was my last stop before heading to Europe.  For a lot of travelers coming to India, Delhi is their first taste of the chaos and intense crowds that they will encounter the rest of their trip. Having already been in India for almost two months, I’d tried to avoid the large cities, with the exception of Kolkata and Jaipur, as they didn’t have the best reputations.  Delhi is known for being the most polluted city in the world.  Couple that with the…