How to Ride the Russian Overnight Train

If you are a student of Russian reading this blog post, either having already applied to AC Study Abroad or still considering (do it!), then you will likely find yourself on a very long train ride in Russia. Do not be deceived—Russia is an enormous country. Its classification as the biggest on earth does not …

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Traveling in Taiwan

To mention my last blog, I explained that Tainan felt like my home and it is a place I could see myself living in. To continue with that, I never really travelled outside of Tainan. However, at this moment I can say that I have seen a large portion of Taiwan due to its very …

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Historical and Cultural Impacts: Georgian Monasteries and Must-see Sights

In Georgia, one of the main attractions that entices travelers to the country is its vast array of monasteries. These sacred and ancient structures cover the span of the country, with locations on the precipices of mountains and on the borders in arid regions of Georgia. I have had the privilege of visiting many in …

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Kazbegi and Khinkali: Places to visit and things to eat in Georgia

Georgia – no not the state, the country – is perhaps one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the pleasure of traveling to. Aside from the incessant mosquitos and decently warm weather, there is little to nothing to even consider complaining about. The people are unbelievably kind, food is delicious (khachapuri and …

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After the Honeymoon Stage: Discovering Everyday Treasures in Armenia

It's my fifth time visiting Armenia. I have already fallen in love with the pink tufa stones and busy streets of Yerevan. I have already been rendered speechless by a crystal clear view of Mt. Ararat. I have already felt the childish joy at seeing the singing and dancing fountains in Republic Square at night. …

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