A Girl and Her Travels From America to Russia to Beyond

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The best Moscow metro stations

If you’ve ever had even the most cursory glance at a Moscow guide book, you’re sure to have heard about the metro system and it’s ostentatious stations. While it’s true that the stations are incredible works of art, the strangest thing by far about the Moscow metro stations are how easily you get used to them. I can’t even begin to imagine how many times I’ve irritably pushed through a throng of snap-happy tourists as I tried to get to my next appointment. But when I stopped to think about it, I think the tourists really did have the right...

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The Russky GoPros Armenia

We bought the GoPro HERO3 last year before our trip to Central America and although I don’t use it much, I’m still happy we got it (affiliate). (There’s a new version that just got released which is a bit more expensive.) Initially we assume that I would end up using the GoPro, but it’s turned out that the Russky has taken to it far more than I have. It’s light, it’s easy, and with his super long arms he can just shoot over everyone’s head to get a clear shot. In Armenia, the same thing happened. I stuck to my...

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My Moscow ‘Faux Pas’

It was a long time coming. I thought about it in Kyrgyzstan. I almost did it in San Juan del Sur but got sick the night before. I considered taking the plunge in Armenia but couldn’t find the right person. So I gave up on my dream of doing it in every country and came back home. My second tattoo in Moscow. I arrive early which gave me at least 15 minutes to get more jittery as I flicked through the selection of tattoo-themed coffee table books next to the couch. The Russky sits nearby, even more nervous than I...

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LIKE A LOCAL ISSUE #2!

In case you all missed it, I’ve got the perfect reading material for your lazy Sunday afternoon: issue #2 of Like a Local Mag! For the winter 2014 issue we explored Yerevan, the 1.1 million strong capital city of Armenia. I think it’s safe to say we were so impressed with the city (and country as a whole!) that’s we’re pushing for everyone to visit this cheap, cheerful, unbelievably gorgeous place ASAP! This issue has forgotten cities, an insider’s guide to understand Yerevan’s mad traffic, the low-down on visiting local markets, and much more! I’m linking up with Chasing the...

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Blog Survey 2014

FYI: LIKE A LOCAL ISSUE #2 TOMORROW! SIGN UP TO BE FIRST TO READ! It’s been about two weeks and I’ve gotten a great mix of responses from a variety of readers on my 2014 blog survey. I think my very favorite part was reading through the text answers and trying to figure out who was who. Some people were really obvious, others not so much. But aside from a little mystery, your answers were incredibly helpful and I really appreciate your input. So for those who took part, a big thank you from the motherland! Here are the results:...