Santiago

Dates visited: April 17, 2014 – April 20, 2014 Since we were flying through Santiago to get to Easter Island, I decided to spend three days in Santiago. Unfortunately, based on our interests, I realized we did not have enough things to do for three days in Santiago, so we …

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Iga Ueno

Dates visited: April 1, 2013 This city isn’t on most itineraries, and wouldn’t have been on mine if it wasn’t for Rohan. He loves ninjas so we made this detour on the way back from Nara to visit the Iga-ryū Ninja Museum. You know you are in the world of …

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Kowloon

Dates visited: March 24, 2013 – March 27, 2013 The minute we left the airport, I just loved the sight of colored taxis—red, green and blue. Kowloon was our base during our Hong Kong stay and our hotel room had a magnificent view of the Hong Kong skyline (supposedly, the …

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Oslo

Dates visited: August 16, 2012 – August 19, 2012 When I look back on my Oslo itinerary, I think we covered a lot of attractions in the limited time we had in the city. Some of the usual suspects were the Vikingskiphuset (Viking Ship Museum) that has three 1100-year old …

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Stockholm

Dates visited: August 13, 2012 – August 16, 2012 After spending 9 days in Russia, surrounded by signs and names in Cyrillic script and advertisements for unfamiliar Russian brands, I had (subconsciously) missed not being bombarded by the marketing blitz of familiar brands! I realized this when, during our taxi …

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Moscow

Dates visited: August 4, 2012 – August 9, 2012 I visited Moscow primarily for the churches with those colorful bulbous domes. What I remember it for is (1) the most fashionably-dressed women I’ve ever seen, (2) really long escalators running deep underground to metro stations, and (3) getting stared at …

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