The East Side Gallery in Berlin consists of a 1.3km continuous section of the Berlin Wall. It contains 105 mural paintings by artists from all over the world. It sits as a monument to the fall of the Berlin Wall (see blog post, Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall)....Read more
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**The image above is an example of the construction of the Berlin Wall which consisted of two parallel walls with guard towers. The open area between the two walls was known as the “death strip” where people tried to run to escape. The guards were instructed to “shoot to kill.”...Read more
I’ve been traveling solo since I was about 25. My very first solo trip was hiking in Nova Scotia. At the time, I had a decent job, so I could afford to travel, but my female friends could not afford to go with me, so I struck out on my...Read more
Tomorrow I leave for close to three months in Europe! This is a bucket list trip (if that term hasn’t been too overused), similar to the Round the World trip that I took in 2011. I never did that “Eurail trip” that many people took before or after college. So...Read more
When I signed up for Fathom Travel’s new “Social/Impact” cruise to the Dominican Republic, I was skeptical about this new concept for travel. Can 500 or so “cruise ship-pampered” Americans really make an impact? Were we going to be faced with cynicism from the people of the Dominican Republic? How...Read more
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