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Countries Visited: 42
Places Visited: 29
2 months 3 weeks ago

Hiking to Christ the Redeemer

Getting up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue may be accomplished in a several ways. Hiking, if you're up to it, is the most rewarding. The top is 710 meters above sea level and the hike should take an
4 months 3 weeks ago

Snorkeling Koh Toa, Thailand

Last summer, while I was traveling through Thailand from Lao to Malaysia, I made a spur of the moment decision to make a stop on the island of Koh Tao. While traveling the region I'd wanted to get
4 months 4 weeks ago

On the Train from Moscow to Vladivostok

In the fall of 2018 I flew to Moscow to ride the Trans-Siberian Railways all the way to Vladivostok. The journey was cited as being 9288 km long and taking almost 150 hours to complete. While this
5 months ago

My First Day in North Korea

Visiting North Korea has so far been the one of my greatest travel thrills. Please see my
5 months ago

How I Decided to Visit to North Korea

I was sitting at work one day, back in 2016, and was contemplating travel destinations. North Korea crossed my mind but I quickly ruled it out. But then I remembered some of the stories one of my c
5 months ago

Transnistria - A Little Pocket of Communism

Transnistria is a little known break-away state from Moldova and is a sliver of land that runs along Moldova's eastern border with Ukraine. Technically it belongs to Moldova and internationally its
5 months ago

Temple Hopping in Yogyakarta

I took a ferry from Singapore to Jakarta and planned to travel through Indonesia hop over into Australia (never made it to Australia). I'm ashamed to admit it but it wasn't until I reached Jakarta
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