Category Archives: vacation

Weekend in Zanzibar

Last weekend, a group of friends and I went to explore Tanzania’s famous semi-autonomous region: the beautiful island of Zanzibar. A brief background and history: As early as the 1st century AD, Zanzibar was a trading post between Africa, Arabia … Continue reading

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Travel Guide – Shymkent/SKO

Apologies for the blast from the past (unrelated to my current whereabouts!), but I realized I had written this up long ago and never posted it. South Kazakhstan Oblast (SKO) has something for every traveler — mountains and rivers, untouched … Continue reading

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Savvy Traveling – Burma/Myanmar

Burma/Myanmar has made Top 10 travel lists for 2012 because of the recent opening of what was one of the world’s most reclusive regimes. The largest country in Southeast Asia, even its name causes confusion among potential travelers. Known historically … Continue reading

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So back in January I took an awesome vacation to Turkey.  For posterity’s sake I wanted to put up a very belated post and pictures here.  It was wonderful to meet up with my best friend from college Michelle, and … Continue reading

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VACATION – Philippines & China

07.16.10 – Vacation (backlogged) Apologies for the delay, but here is my promised post aboutmy vacation! After a near-disastrous delay from typically unreliable AirAstana in which my flight was cancelled at 4 a.m. the day of due to suspicious“technical problems,” … Continue reading

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