Berlin, oh Berlin.. a city with significant historic sites, home to some of the greatest street-art in the world (you may have picked up a trend here), great nightlife and even better people.
If you enjoy history make sure to allocate a full day to visit memorials and historical sites within the city itself. Two sites in particular really left an impression. First was the Holocaust Memorial or more profoundly known as…
Germany, where to begin…for a nature and history nut it was the next logical adventure. First up was a journey through the Spreewald region of eastern Germany. The 10 day journey was comprised of mostly cycling with a final day of kayaking.
Christchurch the second largest city in New Zealand, has had a volatile last 5 years. It has endured two major earth quakes, with over 13,774 after shocks (as of mid 2015). There are major concerns going forward such as the delayed rebuild, businesses not returning to the city center, and meeting the day to day needs of residents. However Christchurch has an increasing entrepreneurial spirit, and soon the worlds first custom-built permanent street art exhibition, which highlights the large impact art has had on the city during this period.
It was the early hours of Saturday when my bed started to vibrate then move violently back and forward as items were thrown across the room, windows rattled while the ground projected a noise similar to semi-truck speeding past; in a moment of confusion I simply threw the sheets over my head to protect from potential falling glass and waited the longest 40 seconds of my life for it to pass. That was the morning of September 4th, when New Zealand’s largest earthquake hit just west of Christchurch near Darfield Canterbury.