Photo Essay: Rome in Black and White

Back when I still wanted to write a dozen or more review posts to end 2014, a “Best 14 photos of 2014” was definitely something on my agenda. I know I’ve been saying this ever since I first started stealing the boyfriend’s dSLR back in late 2012, but the last year was an important year for … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Rome in Black and White”

Photo Essay: Art Lover’s Rome

A while back, I compiled a massive photo essay from my spring getaway to Rome, which did surprisingly well. Lesson learned: People love photos from Italy — especially when these photos include a ridiculous amount of food and gelato images. I sure love those classic Italy impressions as well: When I go to a city … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Art Lover’s Rome”

Catching my Breath in Rome – The Cimitero Acattolico

We all want to be travelers, but we don’t want to be tourists. “Those” tourists. We don’t want to be a part of the crowds that line up in front of sights and information desks. Those people who just visit the Louvre to take a selfie with the Mona Lisa, and those who pose to … Continue reading “Catching my Breath in Rome – The Cimitero Acattolico”

Exploring the Flavors of Rome

Until a few years ago, I had never really cared about food abroad. As a picky pescetarian, my options have always been pretty limited anyways. Back in 2009 I didn’t care about croquet in Amsterdam; back in 2011 I didn’t care about goulash in Budapest — because these dishes are not vegetarian, but also because I just really … Continue reading “Exploring the Flavors of Rome”

Photo Essay: Impressions from Rome

I just go back from a few days in Rome — and I have a lot to write about. I learned so much on this trip: What a really good travel partner should be like, that pickpockets don’t care about birthdays, that tourist crowds and annoying salesmen make me aggressive, and that I actually had … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Impressions from Rome”

Photo Essay: The Ruins of Rome

You might call it procrastinating (and it probably is), but I’ve been going through photos and reminiscing quite lot lately, and found some gems from former trips around Europe… And since I’m unfortunately tied to my desk for two more months, I wanted to share a little of my Rome-back-in-2006-reminiscence with you. Rome, of course, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Ruins of Rome”

The Dilemma of (Fake) Fantasy Travel

I few weeks ago, I finally gave in to the social media circus and signed up for Pinterest. One of the very first things I did, naturally, was checking out the travel category. Besides the 4569 photos of different angles of the Eiffel Tower, I found places I’ve been to, places I’d like to go to, … Continue reading “The Dilemma of (Fake) Fantasy Travel”

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”