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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Visit to home of Mikhail and Helen in Uglich, Russia

The language of a country is more than the spoken word. Music, dance, theater, art, history, food, and literature combine with language to weave a tapestry that makes every country I...

Domes of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square are brightly illuminated at night

Author Miriam Beard, daughter of the American historians Charles A. and Mary R. Beard said, “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep...

On the bridge of the Viking Akun

Russia had intrigued me for years, but traveling solo in this vast land where few speak English had always seemed a daunting prospect. My recent trip to Berlin had not helped;...

Greenhouse at Bhubing Palace is a riot of color

I laughed out loud the first time I saw an advertisement for Pooping Palace on the window of one of the hop-on/hop-off pickup trucks that carry passengers around Chiang Mai, Thailand....

More of the decorations that surround Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai during the Yi Peng Festival

For years I have longed to attend the Thai festival of Yi Peng, but my travel itinerary never cooperated. Finally, this past December the stars aligned and I found myself in...