Karakol Off the Mountain

Karakol Off the Mountain

Posted by Megan on Nov 13, 20141
Getting From Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia

Getting From Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia

Posted by Megan on Nov 6, 20142
Birthday Bash for One in Playa Blanca, Colombia

Birthday Bash for One in Playa Blanca, Colombia

Posted by Megan on Nov 4, 20143
Skiing and Shashlik Parties in Karakol

Skiing and Shashlik Parties in Karakol

Posted by Megan on Oct 26, 20144
These Photos Will Make You Want to Go to Svalbard

These Photos Will Make You Want to Go

Posted by Megan on Oct 22, 20145
Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

Posted by Megan on Oct 20, 20146
Cafe Life in Oslo

Cafe Life in Oslo

Posted by Megan on Oct 14, 20147
My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

Posted by Megan on Oct 6, 20148
Karakol Off the Mountain

Karakol Off the Mountain

I never actually knew that Karakol was a city in Kyrgyzstan.  Apparently, it is the fourth most populous city in the entire country.  I just assumed it was a ski ...

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Getting From Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia

Getting From Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia

Getting from Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia proved to be easy in the end, but initially was a bit more difficult than I expected.
I headed to Tartu from Tallinn and ...

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Birthday Bash for One in Playa Blanca, Colombia

Birthday Bash for One in Playa Blanca, Colombia

A trip I never really mentioned much on my blog was one I took this summer to South America.  I spent the majority of my time in Colombia, but also ...

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Skiing and Shashlik Parties in Karakol

Skiing and Shashlik Parties in Karakol

I don't ski.
Yep, I've lived in Norway for the last 3.5 years and have never put my feet inside of skis.  I did, however, try snowboarding one time about ...

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These Photos Will Make You Want to Go to Svalbard

These Photos Will Make You Want to Go to Svalbard

I really don't know if they will, given my photography skills are equivalent to that of a five year old's.  BUT- I do know that I had some of the ...

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Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

Have you ever passed through a place on your travels and left not really knowing too much more about the city than you did prior to visiting?
As most travelers ...

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Cafe Life in Oslo

Cafe Life in Oslo

One of these days I will no longer call Oslo home and if someone takes the time to ask me what I will miss most about the city, outside of ...

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My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

Fact:  I never went to Svalbard to see polar bears.
I actually went to Svalbard to visit Pyramiden, which is an abandoned Soviet mining town on Spitsbergen.  It is home ...

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Karakol Off the Mountain

November 13, 2014

I never actually knew that Karakol was a city in Kyrgyzstan.  Apparently, it is the fourth most populous city in the entire country.  I just assumed it was a ski resort with a few locals residing in it. You know when I knew that Karakol actually was home to a decent number of people?  When […]

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Getting From Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia

November 6, 2014

Getting from Tartu, Estonia to Riga, Latvia proved to be easy in the end, but initially was a bit more difficult than I expected. I headed to Tartu from Tallinn and based on what I read online, I figured I could just hop a bus out of Tartu to Riga a day later without any issues. […]

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Birthday Bash for One in Playa Blanca, Colombia

November 4, 2014

A trip I never really mentioned much on my blog was one I took this summer to South America.  I spent the majority of my time in Colombia, but also did some short stints in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Lima, Peru.  I was supposed to be in the US for a month for my sister’s wedding […]

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Skiing and Shashlik Parties in Karakol

October 26, 2014

I don’t ski. Yep, I’ve lived in Norway for the last 3.5 years and have never put my feet inside of skis.  I did, however, try snowboarding one time about nine years ago which resulted in what I think was probably a broken tailbone.  I was too embarrassed to go to a doctor so I […]

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These Photos Will Make You Want to Go to Svalbard

October 22, 2014

I really don’t know if they will, given my photography skills are equivalent to that of a five year old’s.  BUT- I do know that I had some of the best scenery to work with on the planet.  And despite these photos all being taken from a boat ride that I was livid about (you […]

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Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

October 20, 2014

Have you ever passed through a place on your travels and left not really knowing too much more about the city than you did prior to visiting? As most travelers do a little research prior to taking off somewhere, I’m guilty of not making such efforts.  I may research the first location a little, but […]

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Cafe Life in Oslo

October 14, 2014

One of these days I will no longer call Oslo home and if someone takes the time to ask me what I will miss most about the city, outside of my friends there, I would undoubtably say the cafe culture.  I’ve written about the cafe culture in Yerevan, which was an entirely different experience, but […]

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My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

October 6, 2014

Fact:  I never went to Svalbard to see polar bears. I actually went to Svalbard to visit Pyramiden, which is an abandoned Soviet mining town on Spitsbergen.  It is home to the world’s most northern Lenin statue and just houses a unique side of Soviet history- one I am deeply enamored by.  I was very busy […]

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Svalbard: Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

October 1, 2014

For those of you who follow me on the various social media channels I’m lousy at updating, you know that I went to Svalbard back in May.  Svalbard is a group of islands in the Arctic that belong technically to Norway, but also have many Russian residents and some interesting Soviet history.  The main city up […]

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Bishkek for Beginners

August 1, 2014

Bishkek is a gritty city.  A gritty city with a lot of soul and a lot of heart.  Chances are, those traveling to Bishkek are not rookie travelers.  Most people I know can’t even spell Kyrgyzstan, let alone know that it exists as a country. I didn’t do the city justice.  I never do any […]

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