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Photo Friday: Outside Petergof (Russia’s Versailles)

Photo Friday: Outside Petergof (Russia’s Versailles)

Petergof, which is also known as Peterhof, is a magnificent palace with expansive grounds. Petergof is Dutch for Peter’s court, and the tsar who ordered its construction was Peter I, also known as Peter the Great, who ruled from 1721-1725.…

Photo Friday: Krakow’s Market Square

Photo Friday: Krakow’s Market Square

Krakow’s Market Square is history heaven.  Rynek Główny in Polish, or just Rynek for short, is one of Europe’s biggest medieval town squares.  Right in the middle of the Old Town between Wawel Castle and the part of the Royal…

Photo Friday: Inside Sagrada Familia

Photo Friday: Inside Sagrada Familia

A trip to Barcelona isn’t complete without going inside the iconic, yet incomplete landmark, the basilica Sagrada Familia. Just seeing it (outside) with your own eyes isn’t enough.  You need to get tickets (in advance) to go inside. Sagrada Familia…

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: Forbidden City Favourites

Photo Friday: Forbidden City Favourites

The Forbidden City in Beijing is truly incredible.  I lost count how many times I said, “Woooooow!” I find that everyone talks about wanting to see the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors when discussing bucket list things…

Photo Friday: A Penis Shrine in Japan

Photo Friday: A Penis Shrine in Japan

Sex or any sex-related subjects are almost never discussed in Japan.  I’ve never even heard any Japanese people (in Japan) make a penis joke or any kind of sex joke.  Most of my adult students were utterly horrified when I had…

Photo Friday: Belorusskaya Stations

Photo Friday: Belorusskaya Stations

Until I make it to Belarus, Moscow’s Belorusskaya (bell-oh-roose-kaya) subway stations are the closest I’m going to get, especially the one on the circle line.  They were named after the nearby Belorusski railway station where you can take a train…

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…

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