The Ancient Russian City of Suzdal

In 1864, local merchants failed to convince the town to build the trans-siberian railway through it.

Thus the town remained a religious backwater village, and was bypassed completely by the industrialization of the 20th century.

The beauty of the town is in its reminder of an older time in Russian history, with its magnificent churches, and many wooden houses.

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33 MORE AWESOME USSR/Communist Propaganda Posters

While exploring Moscow, I stumbled upon these amazing posters from mid-century USSR / Communist Russia.

These came from a time, when the media was completely controlled by the government. Thus they could shape, direct, and force the minds of millions of people in any direction they wanted.

Thus, one day the USSR is friends with Nazi Germany, and the next, they are bloody, savage, and ruthless enemies.

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The Most Difficult City To Visit In Europe: Minsk Photos

“Minsk, The Most Difficult City To Visit In Europe” is actually the title of a Minsk vlog review I posted back in October of 2016.

I stayed in Minsk for a total of 3 weeks in 2016 (1 week, then 2 additional weeks), and decided that it was an awesome city to visit… if you could get in.

For many years, the Visa process for many people was a headache, which prevented extensive amounts of income from tourism.

As an interesting side note, Minsk was COMPLETELY destroyed by the German army in World War 2.

Thus, everything you see in these photos, was built after the war.

A lot of Minsk was re-built by prisoners of war as well.

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33 Translated World War 2 USSR/Communist Propaganda Posters

While wandering around Yekaterinburg, Russia – Home of Russia’s First President, there was a fun exhibit on the streets, featuring Communist propaganda against the Nazi’s in World War 2.

Since I loved playing WW2 video games as a kid, and watching a good WW2 about the epic Eastern Front (Russians vs. Germans), I was quite excited to share these Translated World War 2 USSR/Communist Propaganda Posters.

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A Taste of Colonial Portugal in Fort Kochi, India Photos

Almost immediately upon arriving into Fort Kochi, India, you feel how ancient everything is.

Add in the architecture from multiple religions that co-existed at one point here, and you have a mess of a very deep and vivid history.

You literally have a mix of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Communism, and British and Portuguese Colonialism, all in one.

Also, there is a fun element of animals wandering around freely here, goats, cats, chickens, dogs… but no cows this time?

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Welcome To The Jungle District of Wayanad, India Photos

It’s rain season, so everything is wet… but everything is also beautifully lush and green.

Oh, and there was an abundance of mosquitos…

But luckily I brought 2 canisters of mosquito repellent. So for the rest of the few days of being in the freshest air in the world… we smelled like industrial chemicals – But atleast no mosquito bites, right?

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Top 7 Photos from Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal was my first destination of a long 1-year tour of the world. The city immediately displays its Roman-esque red rooftops, and low-rise buildings in the central core.

You definitely feel like you are in old-europe, and yet, deep down, I wondered how much of Brazil looked like old Portugal.

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Top 12 Photos – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

I looked on google maps to see the routes in Salvador, and it basically looks like an ant colony… squiggly lines going everywhere, with no clear direction. Clear evidence of an amazingly deep historical growth and evolution.

Nonetheless, Salvador was colonized almost 500 years ago through a series of shipwrecks, and eventually became an epic hub of slavery and despair for native Americans and Africans from all over the world.

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Vancouver City

Top 7 Photos – Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver is considered one of the top 10 best cities to live in, year after year. I had 4 days of sun while here, so it was a great time to explore.

The city itself is very safe, and organized, yet there are several drug addicts roaming around the streets.

There is a very modern feel due to the current rapid development of the city.

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Top 7 Photos – Shannon Falls Mountains, British Columbia

The Shannon Falls hiking trail, located 1 hour north of Vancouver, British Columbia, is amazing!

It’s a straight climb to the top, so get your quadriceps ready. There are 3 peaks, with a bonus one for fun. The paths are not always linear, and you can get lost here from peak 2-3.

The view is amazing, and you will definitely thank yourself for coming here and climbing to the top.

One of my favorite hikes of all time (so far).

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