GOOOOOOOAL in Brazil

GOOOOOOOAL in Brazil

As I have repeatedly mentioned in previous posts, I love soccer and enjoy visiting soccer stadiums and games every chance I get on my trips.  So, naturally, when we visited Brazil in December of 2015, I was all psyched out about exploring everything soccer-related in…

Georgian Food on My Mind

Georgian Food on My Mind

“You must be happy when making dough,” said Levon. “That’s the most important part of Georgian cooking.  Your happiness will seep into the dough and make it delicious.  An unhappy person cannot make authentic hachapuri or khinkali.” We were in a small restaurant in Kakheti,…

Poland: Blast From My Soviet Past

Poland: Blast From My Soviet Past

Please start with Part I of My Solo Polish Travels Here When Belarus very unceremoniously refused me entry, I thought my memory trip back to U.S.S.R was over. As strange as it might seem, I was actually looking forward to rude serving staff, late buses,…

Me, Myself, and I: Traveling Solo Through Poland

Me, Myself, and I: Traveling Solo Through Poland

To begin understanding why I was alone in Poland, please start with previous post “Back to U.S.S.R.”, a story of pain, betrayal, and Belarus. I disembarked the plane in Warsaw after a 9-hour flight, my backpack pressing heavily against my back, my crumpled itinerary sheet…