Pick pocketing and scams that almost happened to me while abroad

Paris Paris is known as the pick-pocket capital. Near many tourist attractions, young girls carry around clipboards asking for your name and to donate to a shelter. They end up stealing your money and running. While outside of the Notre Dame, one of the girls on our trip was approached by one of these scam… Read More Pick pocketing and scams that almost happened to me while abroad

Toledo, Spain: a city of Muslims, Jews, and Christians

In central Spain just south of Madrid lies an UNESCO World Heritage site known as Toledo. Sometimes known as the “City of the Three Cultures”, Toledo has a history of Muslim, Christians, and Jews living together. The city has 2,000 years of history. The Romans captured the city in 192 BC and later the Visigoths… Read More Toledo, Spain: a city of Muslims, Jews, and Christians

Expectations vs. Reality: Nude beaches in Cabo de Gata, Spain

Cabo de Gata. Maybe you have heard of it, but it’s probably not the first beach that comes to mind when people mention the south of Spain. It’s a strange volcanic beach complete with a dormant volcano,windmill, and other-worldly shrubbery. The beach is a bit of a hilly hike from the middle of town and… Read More Expectations vs. Reality: Nude beaches in Cabo de Gata, Spain