Trekking with Becky
Hotel Chisinau, Moldova

Hotel Chisinau, Moldova

I know that a lot of people want a hotel with a good view and the most modern comforts, but walking into Hotel Chisinau in Moldova is stepping back into the Soviet era. It’s cheap, clean, and very convenient.  Staying…

Photo Friday: Chisinau Ghetto Memorial

Photo Friday: Chisinau Ghetto Memorial

Stumbling upon the Chisinau Ghetto Memorial last weekend was completely unexpected.  Chisinau is the perfect city to wander around for a leisurely weekend.  The old Soviet architecture, churches, and other cultural features didn’t surprise me, but the ghetto memorial stopped…

Photo Friday: Japan’s Largest Graveyard

Photo Friday: Japan’s Largest Graveyard

Japan’s largest graveyard, called Oku no In (奥の院), is one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited.  It’s about 50km away from Osaka atop the sacred mountain of Koyasan (高野山), or Mount Koya, in Wakayama.  If you walk, it’ll take…

Photo Friday: Japanese WWII Tunnel in Davao, Philippines

Photo Friday: Japanese WWII Tunnel in Davao, Philippines

Although only 300m in length, the Japanese WWII tunnel in Davao is worth a visit. Since it’s small, it won’t take a long time to thoroughly explore, and you won’t be stuck in the high humidity for long. The tunnel…

Photo Friday: Hwaseong Fortress

Photo Friday: Hwaseong Fortress

Hwaseong Fortress ought to be more well-known and made a priority for your trip to South Korea.  Hwaseong Fortress is in Suwon, a small city accessible via the Seoul metro on the dark blue line (line one) to Suwon Station.…

Photo Friday: Communist Revival?

Photo Friday: Communist Revival?

Seeing symbols of Russia’s communist past is not uncommon in Moscow, such as the Lenin, the communist logo, and the communist star.  They’re everywhere, from Red Square to subway stations across the city including Komsomolskaya, Prospect Mira, and Taganskaya. However,…

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