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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…

International Women’s Day in Russia

International Women’s Day in Russia

😀 Happy International Women’s Day! 😀   In Russia, International Women’s Day, or Международный женский день (Me-zhdu-na-rod-nii zhen-ski dyen), is very important.  It’s also called the Day of Spring and Flowers; I’ve never seen so many people walking around with flowers, which…

Cologne Carnival – The Pros and Cons

Cologne Carnival – The Pros and Cons

When I booked my February long weekend trip (23rd-26th) to Cologne back in November, I had no idea that it was going to be Cologne Carnival weekend.  How’s that for a happy accident?! 😀 I was so excited about it…

What I Learned about the Russian Santa Claus

What I Learned about the Russian Santa Claus

Red Square is incredible no matter what time of year you visit.  It’s the best place to give you the I’m really in Moscow feeling, but the other day, I learned a lot about the Russian Santa.  I wouldn’t have…

Photo Friday: Toronto’s Gibson House Museum

Photo Friday: Toronto’s Gibson House Museum

Since July 1st is Canada Day, I thought I’d feature Toronto’s Gibson House Museum for Photo Friday. The house was owned and built by David Gibson, a Scottish immigrant.  It was completed in 1851, so that means that it was in…

The Top 5 Things to Do in Naha, Okinawa

The Top 5 Things to Do in Naha, Okinawa

I’ve wanted to go to Okinawa since I first set foot in Japan, but it was half the price to go to nearby Asia countries instead of Naha.  Upon discovery of JetSTAR’s cheap, irresistible airfares, I finally made it last…

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