In Pictures: Hong Kong Pride

We swung by Hong Kong for a quick weekend to take part in the Pride festivities there. They turned out to be rainy, but that never stops a celebration!  

Seoul, South Korea: a Homecoming

[Recapping our trip, 164 days in] We arrived in Seoul on Sunday, October 16, fresh off a flight from Busan. (Naturally, we used Chase Ultimate Rewards points, transferred to Korean Air, to give ourselves a nice free business class trip for the short flight north.) Far and away, Seoul has been the emotional climax of our […]

In Pictures: Myanmar

Myanmar is, hands down, one of the most beautiful countries we’ve ever visited. We started in Yangon, and had a wonderfully relaxing time wandering the streets and people watching. On our last day there, we took the Circular Railway, a train built in 1954 by the British, who were colonizing at the time. It now […]

In Pictures: Animals

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had an amazing chance to see some animals up close. In Nara, Japan, deer overwhelm the town, and greet everyone with a friendly bow (they’ve learned to do this to receive crackers). On “Monkey Mountain” in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, monkeys have grown so accustomed to hikers, that they just continue […]

In Pictures: Taipei Pride

Taipei Pride might be my favorite Pride so far this year. In addition to enjoying the huge turnout (estimated at 80,000 people), feelings of pride were potent, and the tipping point for marriage equality felt closer than ever before. Taiwan is one of the most progressive countries in Asia, with a majority of its residents supporting […]

In Pictures: Linnahall

In 1980, Moscow hosted the 22nd Olympic games. Being inland, they had no venue for sailing. Thus, Tallinn was tasked with it, as a nearby SSR with access to the Baltic Sea. After the games, the venue became a place for concerts venue, but is now in disrepair. We wandered the grounds and took a […]

In Pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau


In Pictures: Hill of Crosses

40 kilometers south of the Latvia/Lithuania border, in the outskirts of the small town of Šiauliai is a place known as the “Hill of Crosses.” Here, more than 200,000 crosses have been placed over two centuries. It has become a pilgrimage site for Christians, especially those in the Baltics. What’s most interesting, though, is what the […]

Recap Ninety-five Days In

On Monday August 8, we headed out early from our hotel near the Amsterdam airport to catch a 6:30am flight to Rome. We weren’t originally sure whether we would find time for Italy during our trip, but after hunting down an airfare for about 90 Euros per person, we decided we couldn’t pass up the […]

In Pictures: EuroPride in Amsterdam

EuroPride, this year held in Amsterdam, is a pan-European pride event hosted each year by a different city in Europe. It was an amazing experience to see so many people from the community gather in one city to celebrate. Amsterdam is unique in that the parade is on boats and barges through the canals as […]

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