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Countries Visited: 42
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Blogs Written: 7
5 months 1 week 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
7 months 1 week 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 in
7 months 2 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 may
7 months 2 weeks ago

My First Day in North Korea

Visiting North Korea has so far been the one of my greatest travel thrills. Please see my post detailing my rational for visiting. I was a part of a tour group that was suppose to ride a train from
7 months 2 weeks 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 co-w
7 months 2 weeks 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 so
7 months 3 weeks 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 th
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