Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

Passing Through and Doing Nothing in Karaganda

Posted by Megan on Oct 20, 20141
Cafe Life in Oslo

Cafe Life in Oslo

Posted by Megan on Oct 14, 20142
My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

My Failed Trip to Pyramiden

Posted by Megan on Oct 6, 20143
Svalbard:  Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

Svalbard: Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

Posted by Megan on Oct 1, 20144
Bishkek for Beginners

Bishkek for Beginners

Posted by Megan on Aug 1, 20145
Recapping My Spring Travels

Recapping My Spring Travels

Posted by Megan on Jun 4, 20146
Destinations I’d Like To Return To

Destinations I'd Like To Return To

Posted by Megan on May 7, 20147
Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by Megan on Apr 7, 20148
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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Svalbard:  Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

Svalbard: Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

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 ...

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Bishkek for Beginners

Bishkek for Beginners

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 ...

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Recapping My Spring Travels

Recapping My Spring Travels

As I sit here in Oslo, Norway basking in the fact that I once again have a normal routine, I can't help but look back on the past month and ...

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Destinations I’d Like To Return To

Destinations I'd Like To Return To

It's very rare that I travel to a place and it leaves a negative impression on me. It does happen. As was the case in Astana, Kazakhstan. But ...

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Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

I was supposed to be going to Osh. Osh had no snow and my mouth was salivating just thinking about the ridiculous amounts of plov and Uzbek food I was ...

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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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Recapping My Spring Travels

June 4, 2014

As I sit here in Oslo, Norway basking in the fact that I once again have a normal routine, I can’t help but look back on the past month and a half and laugh at how crazy and random it was.  For some reason, I tend to travel heavily in the spring and then take […]

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Destinations I’d Like To Return To

May 7, 2014

It’s very rare that I travel to a place and it leaves a negative impression on me. It does happen. As was the case in Astana, Kazakhstan. But generally speaking, I tend to enjoy everywhere I visit, despite most places never ending up on my ‘favorite’ list. So when Flights and Frustration made a list […]

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Unexpected Travels to Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

April 7, 2014

I was supposed to be going to Osh. Osh had no snow and my mouth was salivating just thinking about the ridiculous amounts of plov and Uzbek food I was going to consume.  Everyone said not to go to Osh. “Osh is dangerous.” “Getting to Osh is a hazard this time of year.” (I was […]

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11 Random Facts About Almaty, Kazakhstan

March 11, 2014

And by facts, I mean that these are mostly subjective thoughts and opinions from my personal experience there.  Real facts can be a bit boring, although I did try to include a few below just to make it seem a little more realistic and unbiased.  It’s no secret that I completely fell for this city. […]

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The Appeal of Almaty

March 3, 2014

I planned to head to Almaty at the absolute perfect time during my Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan trip and I unknowingly did so.  One of my friends who was teaching English there had been traveling around Ukraine and Central Europe and was not back until early January.  I knew I wanted to see him and meet some of […]

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