Blog by Stephanie Ockerman. I started my solo travel sabbatical through Latin America, and this site is where I share my experiences with friends, family, and you. I will be writing about independent travel and my attempt to live simpler, consume less, and experience more. I hope to introduce you to new places and experiences, inspire you to go out and explore the world.
The only thing that could get me away from wandering the beautiful streets of Oaxaca was one hell of a natural wonder. I had never seen anything quite like Hierve El Agua. These petrified waterfalls are formed by fresh water springs heavily saturated with calcium and other minerals. In addition to the “frozen waterfalls” themselves, the site has […]
If you are like me and love exploring the food and street art of a city, Oaxaca will not disappoint. In this post, I share my second set of street art photos (check out the previous post on political and social resistance street art) and mixed in some photos of the incredible food. Photos: Food and […]
My favorite thing to do in Oaxaca, Mexico was wander the streets, trying to experience every colorful building, every scenic view, every interesting shop or restaurant. This is a bustling city, but the pedestrians and traffic do not feel overwhelming, especially when there is so many interesting sights to take in. What makes this city so special (and a […]
While I was on my travel sabbatical in Latin America, I met many travelers who raved about Oaxaca. The food, the architecture, the vibe. Oaxaca absolutely lives up to its reputation. I had a week to wander the city. I immediately noticed the political and social justice themes prevalent in the street art. And I even stumbled […]
When I was choosing a city within a short train ride from Amsterdam where I could balance exploring and relaxing for a week, many suggestions were made. What sold me on Ghent is that it has the charm and picturesque canals of the famous Bruges, but it’s a “real city” where people live and work […]
I love to give myself enough time to explore a city on foot, wandering a bit aimlessly, seeing both the main attractions as well as where the locals live, work, and play. Ghent has made my list of best cities to wander. It’s not too big, so you can cover a lot of ground walking. […]
Lastyear, I visited Belgium for the first time. I only had a week, and I decided to explore one city rather than move around frequently. I put a call out to my friends who are avid travelers. They’re advice helped me choose the beautiful and dynamic city of Ghent. Ghent: Street Arts, Eats, and Drinks The street art […]