St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 1.

This is going to be a 2-parter! Please stay tuned for Part 2! The 3 items we needed in order to step foot on Russian soil. Oh Russia. It has worked up quite a name for itself, hasn’t it? Regardless of your feelings on Russian politics or Vladimir Putin, there is no denying that 17th …

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Edinburgh, Scotland; Bagpipes and Mr. Boots 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

If I were asked, “What are the top five cities where you’d like to live for at least a year?”, Edinburgh would make the list. I’d put Edinburgh in the top three cities I’ve visited in Europe. There’s just something special about the Gothic architecture, vibrance of the city, and of course, the infamous dark …

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Berlin, Germany; The Fatherland 🇩🇪

I haven't sent in my “23 & Me” genetic testing kit (yeah yeah, the government is collecting our spit) [Edit: Hello from 2021. I did receive my 23andMe back. I am: 49% Ashkenazi Jewish, 25% NW European (German, Scotland, Britain, and Ireland), 22% Spanish, and 2% Native American] so I don't yet know exactly where …

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London, England: The Unofficial Capitol of the World.

Arguably the unofficial capital of the world, London is as overwhelming and amazing as it is old and historic. Each of the four days we spent in this capital city was jam-packed with things to do and brand-new experiences. I got to visit the world-renowned Stonehenge; saw the classic play Oliver, presented in its original homeland; …

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Norway; Mountains & Trolls 🇳🇴

Of all the European countries I visited, I'd say that Norway is, without contest, the most scenically beautiful and serene country. Norway didn’t have grand palaces like Russia, England, or Germany, but its natural beauty left those countries in the gutter. We visited 4 cities in Norway: Bergen, Alesund, Geiranger, and Hellesylt, although I would …

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Stonehenge: Not Just a Pile of Rocks.

***Sadly, these are the only 4 surviving photos I have of Stonehenge now. Somehow, someway, all photos from England (sans Dover) were lost, falling victim to the blackhole called time.*** Mystical, infamous, perplexing Stonehenge. One of my top favorite places, this is one of the most talked about, photographed, and well-known sites in the entire …

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