Sao Paulo is not a city. It’s a huge living organism that moves and evolves on it’s own. It’s intimidating and overwhelming, at least it was for me, before I spent a month there. Somehow, Sao Paulo manages to be organized in it’s chaos, there’s 22 million people living here and yet it never feels […]
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Vila Madalena & Pinheiros.
If you don’t have a lot of time in Sao Paulo there’s one neighborhood you shouldn’t miss, technically two, but they are mashed together – Vila Madalena & Pinheiros. This is like a micro Paulista universe, where you can find just about anything that makes Sao Paulo charming! If you are on limited time, find […]
Liberdade, Cambuci & Downtown.
These three neighborhoods are absolutely full of graff, street art and pixaçao! Liberdade is home to the Sao Paulo version of “Chinatown” and on the weekend there’s an asian street market right by the Liberdade subway station that’s worth a visit. There’re also some overpasses that give you an amazing view of the Avenida 23 […]
Parque Ibirapuera & The Arcs.
In Vila Mariana you’ll find the Ibirapuera Park. It’s all large, green lawns and beautiful lakes. Of course, every wall here is covered in art! All around the park, there’re food and snack vendors, and they of course sell my favorite; ice-cold, fresh coconut! The park is perfect for running and exercise, but also for […]
Buenos Aires, March 2015.
There are two things I really have to tell you about Buenos Aires, you need to know this to make your stay great. First of all, it’s not possible for anyone, not even tourists with a bank account in another country, to take out cash in US Dollars. You can bring in US dollars when […]
Barrio Villa Crespo & Barrio Chacarita.
Villa Crespo and Chacarita are very charming and calm barrios connecting to Palermo. Everything is a little cheaper here, from living to food, but probably not for long! These barrios are not as polished and touristy as Palermo but still lovely. Some real-estate agents are calling Villa Crespo for Palermo Queens, to increase prices, so […]
Barrio San Telmo.
San Telmo is one of the oldest barrios of Buenos Aires, it’s full of charm and colonial architecture. On Sundays there’s a street market with antiques and vintage stuff, the barrio fills up with people, music and they close of most streets for traffic, making room for one of the best types of public space […]
Valparaiso, January 2015.
Valparaiso is Chiles most important harbor, one of the oldest towns in Chile, built almost entirely on the surrounding hills, it’s location chosen strategically to bring in trade and to defend the capital in colonial times. The easiest, cheapest and fastest way to get here is by bus from Santiago. A round-trip ticket is about […]
Valparaiso, the hills.
When people talk about Valparaiso, or Valpo as the locals call the town, people talk about the hills. The architecture is mostly colonial, but there’re also more modern houses mixed with shacks, where the poorest live, there’re gorgeous renovated, colorful houses next to worn down buildings. Hostels and boutique hotels, luxurious restaurants with an amazing […]
Santiago, January 2015.
Santiago de Chile is a big city, a huge city, but you’d never guess it by walking around in all the cozy barrios (neighborhoods) with low houses and narrow streets. It’s a welcoming place, not only for the parks, architecture and amount of street art everywhere but also for the very friendly chilean people. Chile […]
Barrio Yungay is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Santiago, and also one of the most charming! Surrounded by parks, it’s mostly colonial type stone houses and sidewalks lined with tall trees, it’s a beautiful environment for walking around! You could start by the Quinta Normal park, there’s a subway station there with the […]
Barrio Lastarria, Barrio Bellavista & Centro.
Barrio Lastarria is located between two parks, one of them is a hill called Cerro Santa Lucia and the view from the top is totally worth the walk up, it gives you a sense of how the neighborhood is structured and the park is beautiful! To the east of the hill is Barrio Lastarria, a […]
Kuala Lumpur, February 2014.
Kuala Lumpur is one of the most interesting cities I’ve visited, it’s a mix of religions, cultures, languages, architecture and of course, art! You can find hindu temples, mosques and churches right next to each other, the most luxurious mall you can think of right next to a street food vender, shiny tall buildings and […]
Penang, February 2014.
If you’re interested in street art you’ve heard of Georgetown, Penang. Or you have, like I had, seen hundreds of photos of creative outside art on Instagram and other social media, mostly by the amazing artist Ernest Zacharevic. Because of that, I had a feeling of “seen it already”, so I came to the small island […]
Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, Penang. February 2014.
By a fluke accident, I got to Penang on the last day of Ernest Zacharevics solo exhibition. The show was held at one of the most creative and beautiful venues I’ve visited; the Hin Bus Depot, an old abandoned bus garage that has been turned into an art gallery and café. The combination of art […]
Cambodia, February 2014.
I didn’t find much street art in Cambodia… But I did find amazing beaches, wonderful people and beautiful sunsets. Cambodia is a magical place where I always manage to find peace in my heart and mind. If you are traveling the region I strongly recommend passing by. My favorite spot is this quiet, tiny piece […]
New York City – Forever in my heart.
About a year ago, I started my Instagram account @AllYouSeeIsCrimeInTheCity – I wanted to share photos of beautiful art and all the great Public Space Take Overs I’ve found on my travels with the world. I wanted people to feel inspired to travel but also to open their eyes to all the beauty in their own […]
My dear hometown – Stockholm.
I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. A gorgeous city built on some islands in the archipelago of the lake Mälaren. A pretty old city, where the oldest parts date back to the middle of the 13th century. During my youth, up until just a couple of months ago, Stockholm was labeled by the […]
Copenhagen, September 2014.
Copenhagen is truly a great example of what could happen in a city where graffiti and street art is not constantly at war with the politicians and property owners. It’s a city where the public space is pretty close to free to the people of Copenhagen, parks and buildings are decorated with all types of […]
Copenhagen, July 2014.
Copenhagen, Denmark. A small city with a cosmopolitan aura, it’s one of those places that feels like you’re in five different cities at once, it grabs your heart instantly! People are friendly, open and know how to have a good time. The city is full of great graffiti and street art, people have truly taken […]
My favorite public art gallery – SoHo, New York City.
This amazing building is on the corner of Spring Street & Bowery in SoHo. I’ve heard rumors that an artist owns it and he/she hasn’t removed all the great Public Space Take Over that has been done on the building. There’s years and years of art on it, even an actual Nekst throw up on […]
Place Pigalle in Paris, September 2014
I strongly recommend taking the subway in Paris, the stations are beautiful and its a cheap and fast way of getting around. Keep your ticket until you exit your final station, you’ll need it to get out! If you’re planning on going to Montmartre and the amazing Sacré-Cœur basilica the best stop is Pigalle. […]
Place Georges-Pompidou in Paris, September 2014
One of the most amazing spots in Paris is this one, the Place Georges-Pompidou. It’s close by to all my favorite neighborhoods and the view is gorgeous! Sit along the steps and have a picnic, there’s a supermarket right around the corner where you can get yummy food very cheap, and just enjoy the people […]