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Visitor's Guide for Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany | Hours, Prices, Tickets, and Times | Wondrous Paths

Neuschwanstein Castle: the ultimate visiting guide for the German Fairytale Castle

A Fairytale History Neuschwanstein has a fairytale history to match its design. Bavarian “Mad King” Ludwig II commissioned the castle to fit a Wagner theme. Neuschwanstein castle was meant to be a medieval style retreat, and was built in what is now called the “Romanesque Revival” style, also known as “castle romanticism” or Burgenromantik. Contrary to popular myth...

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

How to get to the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

During my summer visit to Bulgaria this year, I knew I had to make my way to the stunning Rila Monastery. I had seen images circling all around social media of the beautiful Eastern Orthodox monastery colorful frescoes. I was worried it might be a tourist trap, but it was stunningly enchanting in person. If you find yourself in Bulgaria, I highly recommend taking a...

Rockefeller Center Christmas

NYC Guide to the Holiday Season (on a budget)

New York during the holidays is magical. New York during the holidays is crowded. New York during the holidays can be miserable if you’re not careful. Avoid a New York Christmas nightmare with the right gameplan. There’s nothing in the world like seeing the first snow of the season reflecting the lights of Manhattan. There’s also nothing like...

Lucha Libre Masks

How to see a Lucha Libre show in Mexico City

Introduction to lucha libre Lucha libre, or free fights, started in Mexico in the mid 1800s, derived from Greco-Roman wrestling. The first masked luchador stepped into the ring in 1942 (El Santo), and his mystique captivated the public interest so much that the masked form we know today became the standard. The fights are characterized by flamboyant masks and capes...

Pyramid of the Moon down the Avenue of the Dead

How to visit Teotihuacán and the Pyramids from Mexico City

If you have time during your visit to Distrito Federal, you have to stop by Teotihuacán. It’s about an hour’s drive away from the Historic Center of Mexico City, and is absolutely worth the half a day or so that you will need to see its full glory. Background Info Teotihuacán was one of the most important and largest cities in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a...