An Architecture Tour of HafenCity, Germany

Located just a few minutes south of the main city of Hamburg, HafenCity is a vibrant and exciting area with gorgeous architecture stretching many styles and generations. Old brick buildings that were previously warehouses for shipping now occupied by residences and offices now sit next to brand new glass and concrete structures with the same.

The Castles & Palaces of King Ludwig II

King Ludwig II ruled Bavaria, Germany as King until his mysterious death in 1864. You will no doubt recognize one of his greatest and unfinished accomplishments as the Disney castle but is properly known as Neuschwanstein Castle. All but one of his fairy tale structures went unfinished at the time of his death.

Visiting Krakow, Poland

Unlike Warsaw which was destroyed during the war, Krakow remained essentially untouched by the hand of destruction. The Old Town and all it has to offer from shops, cafes and restaurants can easily take up a big chunk of your time in Krakow, but don’t forget to visit Auschwitz.

Visiting Warsaw, Poland

This was my first destination in Poland and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I think in my head I saw images of a still-communist country with buildings in disrepair and people that don’t speak any English.To my delight the complete opposite was true. The people were friendly, spoke English wonderfully and so much of the city was clean (very clean) and shiny.

Visiting Chernobyl, Ukraine

On the evening of the 25th of April, 1986 workers at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union, now Northern Ukraine, and Southern Belarus, shut off the safety protocols to run tests in an effort to increase the efficiency of the No. 4 reactor. What the got instead was the largest nuclear accident in history that Ukraine is tasked with cleaning and controlling to this day.