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Nation’s second city comes to life: The City of Colours Festival

Guest post by Xavier Walker

City of Colours was a lively street art festival hosted at Digbeth’s Custard Factory in Birmingham on Saturday. The day brought together a variety of visual and performance artists from a wide array of backgrounds. The overriding intentions of the day were to celebrate culture and share creative endeavours. Continue reading Nation’s second city comes to life: The City of Colours Festival

How to spend a flight layover in Düsseldorf, Germany

A layover in Düsseldorf, Germany gives visitors plenty to do both inside and outside the airport. As the third largest airport in Germany, the Düsseldorf airport is a hub that provides great access to the nearby city.

I had a solo layover in the city on my way to Iceland and fortunately enjoyed fantastic weather. Düsseldorf surprised me with the range of things to do, all crammed into a relatively small space – the city has a population of just 593,682 people (2013). Read on for my tips for making the most of a layover in Düsseldorf. Continue reading How to spend a flight layover in Düsseldorf, Germany

Passion and creativity shines at Wynwood Arts District, Miami

The Wynwood Arts District located north of downtown Miami is a warehouse district. It’s a current project of Goldman Properties for the purpose of developing a trendy hub of art to bring visitors off the beaten track of Miami. Since 2009 it’s developed to represent the heart of Miami’s street art scene right now, I was fortunate to have the chance to check it out on my trip to Miami earlier this year. Continue reading Passion and creativity shines at Wynwood Arts District, Miami

Five reasons to visit Brooklyn, New York

I was fortunate to have my first visit to the Big Apple earlier this year with the joint fortune of it being my first solo trip! My accommodation was in Clinton Hill, so I enjoyed exploring the city and seeing so much in my limited time there. With just two days to explore, I maximised my exploration of Brooklyn with a promise to see the rest on a return visit.

Brooklyn in particular is somewhere that I was excited to see; it’s best described as easygoing, diverse and artistic without being over the top.  Continue reading Five reasons to visit Brooklyn, New York

Street Art and an Alternative City tour in Berlin #byExpedia

SONY DSCSONY DSCAs part of a successful entry in a competition arranged by Expedia, I won a trip to Berlin for five fun-filled days. The element of my entry had focussed around the alternative side of the city. Street art, liberalism and an open culture that I couldn’t wait to experience.

With this in mind, I opted to take part in the Sandeman’s New Europe Tour, one that promised to show the unique identity of West Berlin that has developed during nearly 40 years behind the Iron Curtain. This part of Berlin has been a magnet for non-conformists embracing the non-judgemental, progressive attitude that allows them to live in the alternative underground scene.

Having pre-confirmed the date and time for commencing the tour, we met the tour group outside of the Old Post Office at Oranienburger Strasse. Our guide introduced herself to the group as Grace, and after brief introductions from around the rest of the group (which drew attendees from around the world), it was clear that this was already a great representative mix of the people that Berlin attracts. Continue reading Street Art and an Alternative City tour in Berlin #byExpedia