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World Superstitions – Part Three

World Superstitions – Part Three

Sorry for the delay in posting part three of World Superstitions.  I’ve been trekking around Europe and surprisingly, I’ve had a lot of Internet trouble. I wonder if this is a string of bad luck…dun, dun, duuuun! A black cat…

A Photo Tour of Tomsk – My First Siberian Experience

A Photo Tour of Tomsk – My First Siberian Experience

A couple weeks ago, I went to Tomsk on a quick work trip just like I was sent to Rostov-on-Don a few weeks prior to that trip.  I couldn’t believe it – my first trip to Siberia! 😀 The night…

Photo Friday: Two Malay Palaces

Photo Friday: Two Malay Palaces

Palaces represent the foundation, history, and culture of a nation, but the two Malay palaces I saw were a little different.  I think it’s because people generally associate the Petronas Towers as a symbol of Malaysia and in Melaka, you…

Photo Friday: The Mutainyu Great Wall of China

Photo Friday: The Mutainyu Great Wall of China

I trekked the Mutainyu section of the Great Wall of China, and it was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.  It’s definitely in my top few travel experiences, and I can’t go on enough about how…

Photo Friday: Japanese Countryside Bridge and Castle in Iwakuni

Photo Friday: Japanese Countryside Bridge and Castle in Iwakuni

Iwakuni – 岩国 – is a small city in Yamaguchi Prefrecture with a beautifully reconstructed countryside bridge and castle.  It’s really off the beaten path, but Iwakuni’s accessible via the Shinkansen.  It was a peaceful escape from reality, and it’s an…

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: 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: Cardiff Castle Keep and Walls

Photo Friday: Cardiff Castle Keep and Walls

With the very first Photo Friday post having gone live on June 26th last year, I thought that I’d feature Wales’ Cardiff Castle this week to close the first full year of Photo Friday; in my very first blog post,…

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