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berlin, city breaks, featured, germany, travel

Sunset from the Reichstag Dome

November 2, 2016

The Reichstag Dome is one of the most beautiful structures in Germany’s capital, with hundreds of mirrors circling a dome and looking out at the stunning views of Berlin. The parliament originally had a stone dome but it was damaged in the war. In the 1960s, the Reichstag was restored and later, in the 90s, Sir Norman Foster designed a new, eco-friendly dome that collects rainwater and the mirrors even light up the room below. Continue Reading…

city breaks, featured, italy, rome, travel

Wishing for Paolo Valisari at the Trevi Fountain

October 26, 2016

Toss a coin over your right shoulder and you shall return to Rome, toss two, you will find love and throw three, you will get married. Now, no offence Rome, but none of these things seem typically desirable especially when you’re standing in front of the busiest tourist attraction in the world. Okay, over exaggeration, but it has to make the top ten. Wait, it doesn’t even make the top twenty? I beg to differ with whoever conducted that study, because you have to see it to believe that the Trevi Fountain is ridiculously overhyped. Continue Reading…

belgium, city breaks, ghent, travel

Ghent’s Graffiti Alley

October 13, 2016

Ghent is a beautiful, clean city in Belgium, mostly free from graffiti and other street art. It’s full of traditionally beautiful buildings, churches, cathedrals, castles and whatnot. Street art is seen as vandalism in Ghent and is subsequently banned. However, there are a few spots where local authorities turn a blind eye to the laws and let the artists have free rein. One spot is Werregarenstraat, otherwise known as Graffiti Alley. Continue Reading…