Samba Festival, Coburg, Germany

Coburg, Germany, is the site of the annual Samba Festival, one of the biggest in the world outside of Brazil. Drum corps, Capoeira martial artists, and dancers from all over the world participate. Check out the colorful costumes and dedicated musicians!

Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany

A trip to Nuremberg, Germany, to visit the Neues Museum - an exhibit including architect Helmut Jahn. Afterward, I saw the aftermath of the Fasching parade - Europe's equivalent of Mardi Gras or Carnival.