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What Travel Abroad Will Teach You About Racism

It’s indeed a sad state of affairs in the world that the term racism (along with other words like Nazi, bigot, homophobe, etc) resembles the aftermath of a car wreck: so twisted and mangled that it barely represents what it… Continue Reading →

Is it Safe to Visit Kiev? Plus Some Travel Trips for those Visiting Kiev, Ukraine

If you are wondering whether Kiev is worth visiting and if the city is safe for tourists, the answer to both questions is an absolute yes! To put these questions into greater perspective, walking some of America’s inner cities at… Continue Reading →

Resort Review: Prima Life Makadi

Prima Life is an all inclusive holiday resort located in the Makadi Bay district of Hurghada, Egypt. Those researching holiday destinations in Egypt will have plenty of resorts to choose from, Prima Life being one of the many options available… Continue Reading →

Minsk, Belarus Travel Review

Minsk is a very clean and well-planned out city, an example of what countries under the control of the Soviet Union may have looked like in modern day times had world events turned out differently. Unlike other former Soviet states,… Continue Reading →

My Travel Experience to Chișinău, Moldova – What is it Like to Visit Chișinău?

Being situated in Poland, travel possibilities in all directions are limited only by several hours. So on a whim, I opted to visit Chișinău, the capital of Moldova. Having done no prior research besides finding the location on a map,… Continue Reading →

Living In Eastern Europe – An American Perspective – Service

As far as customer service goes, America wins hands down. There simply isn’t a better place I can think when it comes to the level of respect, attention to detail, and thoroughness that Americans receive in all facets of life,… Continue Reading →

A Case Study in German Adaptations of American Film & My Favorite German-to-English Movie Title Translations

  How Germany Alters American Film Titles to Cater to a Local Audience Having browsed through the German-translated titles of countless American films and TV shows, I really can’t think of a better example of the phrase “lost in translation.”… Continue Reading →

Flight Review – Why JetBlue Makes Flying More Palatable

I’m not a huge fan of flying. It has nothing to do with fear, as planes are far safer than automobiles. Rather it’s the entire boarding to landing experience, security included, that makes flying such a chore. I often wonder… Continue Reading →

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jagermeister

With the holidays officially upon us I can’t imagine a better occasion to blog about my all time, most favorite Christmas drink in the world: Jagermeister. Most of us are familiar with the unique shape of the bottle and the equally interesting… Continue Reading →

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