At Swayambhunath, a religious area just outside of the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu, a large amount of monkeys live – climbing the trees and temples, and relaxing on the steps. They are not nearly as aggressive as the ones that I encountered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]