The Art Historian’s Guide to Vienna on a Budget

My blog has a very strong niche and I’ve never been vague what it is about: Cultural travel. As you know, this means museums, churches, and all the geeky stuff mixed with the personal musings of an art historian who spends most of her time with her head stuck in the middle ages. If you ever … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Vienna on a Budget”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Berlin in a Day

Okay, I know the title of this article sounds insane. And believe me, it was quite the insane project. Berlin is huge — even more spread out than New York City! And it’s a common mistake for people visiting (or moving to) Berlin to think it’ll only take 20 minutes to get somewhere. The truth … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Berlin in a Day”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Falling in Love with Frankfurt

It’s awkwardly quiet on the train leaving Frankfurt main station on this Tuesday afternoon considering there’s no empty seat left. People are even standing in the hallways, but they are quietly looking at their phones, or reading. Rarely anyone speaks. I watch the long shadows created by the late afternoon September sun fly by the … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Falling in Love with Frankfurt”

The Art Historian’s Failed Guide to Hipster Berlin

I already had the words formed in my head before I even arrived in Berlin. Maybe that was a mistake in the first place. The Art Historian’s Guide to Hipster Berlin. I was convinced I could write this. I exactly knew what this post was supposed to be like. I wanted to write about street art … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Failed Guide to Hipster Berlin”

The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Budgeting for Europe

Sometimes, I don’t really feel like this blog is really useful for other travelers. I write about inspiring and beautiful places from my geeky art historian perspective, but I rarely provide real travel tips. For once, I don’t claim — and would never dare to claim — that I’m a travel expert. Because I’m really … Continue reading “The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Budgeting for Europe”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Not Being A Perfect Traveler

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you know that I easily get carried away with describing architecture, or with my enthusiasm for medieval manuscripts. I think of myself as an art historian with a desire to travel as a way to explore culture and history around the world. I claim to … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Not Being A Perfect Traveler”

The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London

When it comes to money, London has a horrible reputation. And it’s true. When I learned how much rent my friend and host Sarah was paying for her shoe-box sized apartment, I couldn’t believe it. Or when we bought a few groceries for breakfast — fruit, cereal, yoghurt — and paid more than 20 ₤. Without … Continue reading “The Broke Art Historian’s Guide to Sightseeing in London”

The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Rome

A little flashback – The trip to Italy was planned by my school as a senior field trip with my art class in September 2006. Art was my major in high school, and I just couldn’t wait to go to Rome to spend one whole week full of visiting churches, museums, palaces, and gardens in … Continue reading “The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Rome”

The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Paris

I have to be honest, this trip was actually trip organized by my school back in June 2006, which offered all students in my class, who were taking courses in art or French, a trip to Paris. A once in a lifetime chance to go to Paris for a small amount of money to improve … Continue reading “The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Paris”