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The Most Impressive Thing Ever

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Red Square is a grenade, pushing away Moscow and leaving a crater. There's a casual disregard for prime real estate. The square is large and inviting, and it's easy to forget that you're downtown in a city of twelve million, a pistol shot away from six-lane highways and the most fascinating metro system ever built. The people, the rough stones, the buildings. The best way to experience it is to walk past the statue of Georgy Zhukov and through the stone arches. Welcome to Red Square! Several football fields in front of you is St. Basil's.…
A picture of the Sunset at Koh Lanta Thailand

Sailing in Koh Lanta - Thailand

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Sanctuary was one of the most picturesque hostels that we stayed at in our trip across Asia. It was a series of bungalows, wrapped with trees, with the ocean for a front yard. If you walked off of our limited front porch, the only thing between you and the water was a large outdoor cafeteria. On the right was an upscale hotel, to the left was one of the dozens of beach bars that make Koh Lanta a great place to exist. I loved being able to walk out off the front porch, across the scorching sand, and step into the ocean. And even though I enjoyed…
Obirek Ukraine

Making Borsch in Obirek - Ukraine

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I took the train to Bakhmach and got off at the wrong stop. On the wrong side of the tracks, I walked around the back of the train and what I saw has been burned into my memory since then. To the right was a grey stone building. Two stories tall, it looked like an abandoned house for railway workers. Cutting in front of the house, parallel to the train tracks, was a dirt road. There were several people riding ancient bikes, and further down a handful of instantly recognizable, one story "Продукты". This translate exactly as "Products" and…

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I’m twenty-six, I’ve got an American passport and I like to travel. I’m not the loquacious type. I like books and booze. I did cold approach pickup for a while and talked to thousands of strangers. I’ve been in a motorcycle accident but never a car accident.

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