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Riga’s Bastejkalna Park & Canal Cruise | Discovering Latvia

Bastejkalns Park There is so much to love about Riga, and spending as much time as possible in this enchanting city is a must. I had visited Riga during the summertime in June, when the weather was at its best. The sun was shining, the temperature was quite warm, and everything was in bloom at… Continue reading Riga’s Bastejkalna Park & Canal Cruise | Discovering Latvia

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Visiting Minsk – A Memoir | Discovering Belarus

Due to the conflict with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, I was debating on posting this blog. The country is currently in the red zone of Travel Advisory, of do not travel. I am doing it anyways, in the hopes that Belarus soon will be once more be free to travel in. I was standing at… Continue reading Visiting Minsk – A Memoir | Discovering Belarus

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Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

A walk through the picturesque El Retiro Park makes for a tranquil afternoon for both locals and tourists alike. I had strolled the park gardens several times during my visit to Madrid, and it was a relaxing time away from the busyness of the city's bustle. The park is one of the largest in the… Continue reading Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

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Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

When I had visited the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, I was told by locals that I was going to see the "Real Romania". This open-air museum, which is located on the King Michael I Park showcases the traditional village life of Romania. It houses 272 authentic peasant farms, structures, and homes that… Continue reading Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

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Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

Visiting Connemara in County Galway along the westside of Ireland was balancing scale of emotions for me. It was joy of being out in a magnificent natural landscape, and sadness from its history of famine and loss. Many people come to Connemara for photography, outdoor recreation, or a relaxing getaway for a few days. There… Continue reading Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

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Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

Getting off the Las Vegas strip for most visitors is unheard of, but there is more to this fair city than the bright lights, gambling, and buffets. We have state parks, camping, mountains, forests, scenic drives, and desert hikes. There is a lot of natural beauty in Nevada, and one favorite for locals is the… Continue reading Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada