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Boston – Part 2: It’s Fenway or the Highway

Boston – Part 2: It’s Fenway or the Highway

I’m an early bird. I know you non-morning people just cringed, and if you want to click on your home button and hate me forever, I understand…. But we both know you’ll be back. I was up early indulging in my morning indulgence. A skinny vanilla latte from Starbucks. Everyone’s wifi seemed to work but […]

Dublin – Solo

Dublin – Solo

My heritage is mixed. Like most western’s we’re a mix of many other great countries. However my family name is Irish. From Gallagherclan.org: “The O’Gallaghers are the senior and most royal family of all the Kinel-Connell (the ancient rulers of what is today the greater part of Co. Donegal, Ireland)”, said John O’Donavan, the great […]

Istanbul’s Not So Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Not So Grand Bazaar

Istanbul, circa 17th century. The Ottoman empire rules the trade route between Asia and Europe. The Grand bazaar roof covers 3000+ shops connected by 67 roads, several mosques, Hamams and other daily merchant necessities. The appearance of arguing between vendors is simply polite negotiation. Random trinkets and textiles being thrown in your face “you buy! […]

Bad dressing habits for visiting historical sites

Bad dressing habits for visiting historical sites

My Philosophical thoughts: When visiting specific places or sites around the world there are some considerations you need to research and be aware of before going. This is relatively challenging for me. I don’t like social conformity or being told what to wear, how to act or what not to say. Of course I’m never […]

The State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg

The State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg

Ignorance truly is bliss. I didn’t know anything about The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. I like museums. So why has my head been stuck in the sand when it comes to this one? I had no idea what I was in store for. I spent an entire day, from open to close, exploring […]

Moscow – First Impressions

Moscow – First Impressions

I like history. Now, once you’re finished rolling your eyes I’ll tell you that I won’t stay on the topic but just wanted to mention a quick history, in point form, of how Russia came to be. Russians settled Moscow after leaving from Kiev, in the Ukraine. In the 15 hundreds: Ivan the Terrible – […]

Istanbul Not Constantinople

Istanbul Not Constantinople

  “Sit” the elderly man said in Turkish. I mean, that must be what he said. I looked at him, somewhat confused, as it was a sound I had never heard before. He repeated, and gestured to the seat next to him. Ah, sign language, truly the most international language of them all. I smiled […]

Ancient Delphi

Ancient Delphi

Ancient Delphi is on the eastern edge of the modern town of Delphi. With a piercing view of olive and cypress trees marching their way in to the valley and the gulf of Corinth. Early occupation began between 1600–1100 BC but the Greeks of 6th century BC gave Delphi the most activity and believed it to be the […]

A Heavy Metal Traveller Too?

A Heavy Metal Traveller Too?

Heavy Metal Culture This weekend my girlfriend and I travelled to Montreal for our annual heavy metal concert Heavy MTL http://heavymtl.com/en/. We go every year as the organizers have a great setup for watching and always bring in a few big names as headliners. We’re both big fans of live music and I’ve been a […]

Caucasian in Nicaragua. The Access & The Tax

Caucasian in Nicaragua. The Access & The Tax

While in Nicaragua the general attitude towards Caucasian people is you must be rich or what else are you doing here? I expect this in most developing nations but when it comes to day-to-day interactions I noticed both pros and cons. Now, I need to write a disclaimer. Nicaraguans in general are very friendly and […]

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