I walked past the Meininger Hotel several times when I last visited Berlin. I had rented an apartment in Prenzlauer Berg and every time I went to catch the U-Bahn I couldn’t help seeing the hotel’s bright red sign. I remember thinking it was in an excellent place, a hotel to keep in mind for...
I walked along Berlin East Side Gallery on a gray, windy, and cold day of March, huddled up in my jacket while silently looking at the wall paintings celebrating freedom after the Wall’s collapse, which started on November 9, 1989. A memorial for a sad past, a sign of hope for a future of freedom As...
Since I was a teen-ager I’ve been strongly sensitive to the horrors and the insanity of the Holocaust thus, during my recent trip to the German capital I couldn’t miss seeing the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. While walking among the stelae of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial I was surprised by my unexpected reaction: intellectual admiration, but no strong emotions....
I visited Berlin more than 20 years ago, at a time when the world was so different. The Berlin Wall, built in August 1961 by the German Democratic Republic to isolate East Berlin from the ‘evil’ West, had just fallen but the division between Western and Eastern Germany was still in place. Checkpoint Charlie marked...
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Whether you’re spending in Bristol a couple of days or only a few hours, maybe on the way to Bath, there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss: Bristol Street Art.
Street art and graffiti can tell a story about a city as much as historical landmarks. Only it’s not the story of monarchs, nobles, wealthy families or the Church. Street Art is created by “ordinary” people,
There’s so much to see and do in Bristol that one day is way too short. Like neighboring Bath, it’s worth visiting Bristol on a two or three days short break, although many people only come on a day trip from London.
Even if you have limited time, don’t give up. You can still enjoy some of the main Bristol activities.
Easy to reach from all the main European cities, Munich is perfect for a short break or a stopover along your journey, but what to see in Munich if you only have 2 days?
Of course, the longer you stay the more you can discover, but chances are that most visitors will spend between 1 and 3 days in the capital city of Bavaria, either during a weekend or as a leg of a longer journey across Germany.
I started being more seriously interested into street art a few years ago, after a trip to Brighton where for the first time I saw some seriously beautiful and creative murals.
It might sound strange to many, but in Italy, we’re often plagued with senseless graffiti which are nothing more than vandalism and little quality street art, although this started to change over the last few years. The reason is simple: we have so many historical - and wonderful - buildings that there’s not much available space left for street artists.