Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 2

During our time cruising the Baltic Sea, my family and I made a 48-hour stop in Saint Petersburg to get a taste of Russia, all the while visa-free. It was a whirlwind of a time busing all over the sprawling city from palace to palace, along with the occasional Orthodox church sprinkled in between. Saint … Continue reading Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 2

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Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 1

Considering the current news and politics, Russia requires no introduction. From its tumultuous history with the U.S. to its years of Soviet rule over much of Eastern Europe and central Asia, this massive country has continued to show its power through much of its foreign affairs, time and time again. Love it or hate it, … Continue reading Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 1

ABCs of Travel Tag!

Hello, there! Several eons ago (okay, several weeks-- I apologize!), Rosie from La Grenouille Anglaise tagged me in the "ABCs of Travel" tag, in which I'm happy to take part (thank you)! Rosie has spent this past year as a lectrice d'anglais in Lyon, France and is now back in the UK, gearing for (I hope) more adventures to … Continue reading ABCs of Travel Tag!

Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 2)

There was still much to see during our two-night stay in Hualien County-- although we had covered several places the day before, we had barely started to scratch the surface of what this eastern region of Taiwan had to offer. Hence, we were happy to have another full day ahead of us to explore more … Continue reading Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 2)

Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 1)

Outside of Taipei, the city (as well as county) of Hualien (花蓮) is a popular tourist destination, offering gorgeous national parks and beaches to hike, sail, and do just about anything outdoorsy for the nature-minded adventurer at heart. My family and I spent two full days covering the entire county (the biggest in Taiwan), exploring … Continue reading Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 1)