Author: Irina

Cuba

Need For Speed in Havana

I’ve never rode in a convertible before. So it was extra special to do it in Havana in a good ol’ American car.Meet our beautiful Chevy Bel Air. She’s a mature lady but looks nothing like her age. Born in 1957, she’s seen so much over the years. But a recent makeover worked its magic […]

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China

Surviving The World’s Most Dangerous Hike

Contrary to what the name of this blog suggests, some trips just don’t work out. I’ve had a few of those by now and it’s about time to start sharing them. Introducing Trips That Didn’t Work – a brand new section of my blog. This particular trip was a hike to mount Hua, one of […]

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North Korea

1000 Words: Pioneers of Pyongyang [North Korea]

Pioneers of Pyongyang Korean kids are the cutest! I spotted these two on my first day in Pyongyang and was really lucky to snap a shot before our guides rushed us away. Technically, we were supposed to ask for permission before photographing people. I don’t think they’ve ever heard of candid photography. As I am […]

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Peru

Sitting Dead [At Chauchilla Cemetery]

If you ever find yourself wondering around Nazca having a free afternoon before your Nazca lines flight, head to Chauchilla cemetery to see how pre-Hispanic people honored their dead. It’s an interesting site that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. Chauchilla is located in the middle of a stony desert about 20 minutes drive from Nazca, Peru. The perimeter of […]

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Peru

A Simple Guide To Seeing The Nazca Lines

In the middle of Peruvian nowhere, there is a stony desert. It doesn’t look pretty: rocks, dust, bare hills, more rocks. And like in any desert, there is hardly any life. But once you fly over, you realize what is so special about this unassuming destination that draws 100,000+ visitors every year – the famous mystery lines created by the […]

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No Trips

Capture The Color

I was nominated for “Capture the Color” photo contest by Lena & Aaron from Backpack of Memories and Parm from Desi Globetrotter. Thank you, guys! The challenge of the contest is to find a picture that best represents one of five colors: red, blue, green, yellow, and white. The key word here is “one”, as in one picture per color. I’m very humbled […]

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Czech Republic

Prague In Pictures

My first trip to Prague wasn’t that memorable. We were a student group, traveling around Czech Republic, drinking lots of tasty and cheap Czech beer, popping up in different parts of the country for a couple of daysand not spending enough time at one location to actually fully enjoy it. My only two memories from Prague were about […]

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