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SACHSENHAUSEN, ONE OF THE DARKEST PLACES I EVER VISITED

SACHSENHAUSEN, UNO DE LOS LUGARES MAS OSCUROS QUE HE VISITADO August 10th, 2016 During my trip, I visited places around the world that marked the history of that particular country and the world; it is essential to see them, learn from them and when necessary do our best to ensure they never happen again. Last […]

12 PLACES IN BERLIN THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET

12 LUGARES EN BERLIN QUE NUNCA OLVIDARÉ August 08/11, 2016 When thinking of Germany, I recall Berlin as the only city I ever heard of while growing up in DR.I imagined a ginormous city with so much to see that I would undoubtedly get lost in. I was planning to visit the main attractions related […]

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Visiting a lesser known part of Germany

Visitando una parte menos conocida de Alemania July 29th/Aug 7th, 2016 After Frankfurt, it was time to head to Haßloch, and trust me, I couldn’t have been happier!!One of my best friends since 6th grade moved to this city to be with her husband.She pretty much knows everything about me! And I love her for […]

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10 INTERESTING PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN

10 lugares interesantes que no te debes perder al visitar Fráncfortdel Meno After Switzerland, it was time to head to Germany, first stop: Frankfurt am Main!After a four-hour train ride from Bern, I arrived at my destination, where my gracious friend was waiting for me.I met a wonderful Romanian girl in Brazil through friends; here […]

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HOW I BECAME A SOLO TRAVELER BY CHANCE

COMO ME CONVERTÍ EN UNA VIAJERA SOLITARIA DE CASUALIDAD How do you think people come to traveling solo?Maybe you think they always knew they wanted to do that or that it must be the easiest thing in the world for some. Although I am not an expert on general opinion; I can share how I […]

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4 CITIES YOU MUST VISIT IN SWITZERLAND

4 CIUDADES QUE DEBES VISITAR EN SUIZA Switzerland was not on my list of countries to visit as a backpacker, as I knew it would be better to see on a separate trip; however, a dear friend from University was kind enough to host me for a few days to check it out. She is […]

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HOW LIVING ABROAD CHANGED ME

Cómo vivir en el extranjero me cambió Growing up in the Dominican Republic, I was never the person to go anywhere, not even to a corner shop, let alone another country. During my teenage years, I was devoted to watching TV and sleeping, which felt like pure bliss.I would never start conversations with strangers, not […]

Eismeer Station

Visiting The Top of Europe

Visitando la Cima de Europa July 24th, 2016 Have you ever heard of The Top of Europe? I never did until my friend told me it was in the area we were about to explore. It sounded like one of those “Once in a lifetime” kind of places, and it was. Out of the blue, […]

Lake Como from our apartment in Varenna, vista de nuestra ventana hacia la laguna Como

WHEN FEAR DISRUPTS OUR JOURNEY

From Italy to Switzerland Cuando el miedo afecta nuestro viaje: de Italia a Suiza July 22, 2016 While I was in Como, I searched how to make it to Bern, Switzerland.You can find your way anywhere in the world, as long as you choose to do it. Google became my best friend! I found the […]

5 PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN MILAN

From Naples, I purchased a train ticket to Milan and, all I will say is, for short term travelers buy train tickets in advance, it was painful to pay for that ticket…$139 Euros…ouch!There is a lot of demand for trains in Western countries, so transportation tends to be much higher than in other countries/cities.The next […]

SANTIAGO DE CHILE

May 27-29, 2016 Last stop in South America…Santiago! My stop in Chile’s capital was short but sweet, after visiting Easter Island, I flew back to Santiago for 2 nights and made a backpacking style plan…to stay at the same hostel I stayed at previously without an actual booking, and to my surprise, it was sold […]

CAPRI

A day in Capri Italy July 16th, 2016 During my stay in Positano, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to catch a ferry and visit Capri. Capri is a small island in the Tyrrhenian sea, located only 30 to 45 minutes away from Positano. It is a world-renowned destination to see and be seen, where the […]

AN AFTERNOON IN POMPEII

July 17th, 2016 After relaxing in Positano, it was time to head up North. When planning my way up, I realized I couldn’t leave without stopping in Pompeii. The next morning, I missed the bus that would allow me to visit Pompeii and still arrive at a reasonable time in Milan. Don’t panic, a beautiful […]

POSITANO

Italy July 13th-17th, 2016 In the last four years, Positano’s popularity has skyrocketed! At least based on social media findings, when it comes to Italy…it is the destination you will see the most. The Amalfi Coast is a Unesco World Heritage Site; in fact, Italy is the second country in the world to have more […]

ATHENS PART II

After spending a few days with my friend and his family, I made arrangements for my next destination and booked a hostel for a couple of nights on my own in Athens. I still remember how concerned my friend was of the location of my hostel, which was Viktoria Square, he requested to drive me […]

ATHENS PART I

July 6th/12th, 2016 For many travelers that booked a package to Greece, Athens will always be part of the itinerary. Before getting there, all I heard people say is that there is not much to do…the only thing people care about is the Parthenon. If they see the Parthenon, they consider the visit to Athens […]

SANTORINI PART II

During our stay on the island, the weather was fantastic and not as windy as it can be. On our last full day, we did the tour called Volcanic Islands cruise, where we visited: *Santorini Volcano *Nea Kaméni *Palea Kaméni *Thirassiá This tour included transportation (Bus/boat) and a tour guide; meals, entrance, drinks, and tips […]

SANTORINI PART I

July 2nd/July 5th, 2016 After a 2h30 min ferry ride, we arrived in Santorini. I am sure you have heard of this island, it is the most photographed island out of all the Greek Islands and yes, it is known as a great destination for honeymooners, romance, dramatic sunsets, wineries, and picture-perfect views. it is […]

Parque Nacional Los Haitises

EXPLORING THE NATIONAL PARK LOS HAITISES, DR

June 5th, 2016 Nothing says welcome back home like going to Boca Chica straight from the airport to have some street food by the beach. Fried Yaniqueque, fresh fish, plantains, sweet potato, and for the drinkers..a cold Presidente would be the way to go.Yaniqueque is a fried dough and I learned the funniest story about […]

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