1. Bored on SEPTA @ Greenline 13, Philadelphia


  2. 10 Days That Shook the World: Day 8


    Thursday, June 26th, 2014: Considering the night before, the rest was glorious however with Rita’s father already on his way over to the hotel to pick us up, we quickly took a shower, got changed, and headed out to the lobby where we saw once more the familiar SUV. The day’s plan was mainly to do sight seeing however this would primarily entail one location in particular: the Mirsky, or Mir,…

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  3. Finally going back to Philly @ Greyhound, NYC -> Philly

  4. I don’t like buses @ Greyhound, Boston -> NYC

  5. Bored @ Greyhound Bus, NYC -> Boston


  6. 10 Days That Shook the World: Day 7


    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014: The night before hits me like a pile of bricks. It’s 11 am and with a strict checkout time of 12 pm Rita and I begin scrambling together our clothes and miscellaneous possessions, desperately trying to get out of the room on time before being charged for an additional night. Luckily it worked out fine and while certainly groggy, we hung around the lobby to utilize…

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  7. 10 Days That Shook the World: Day 6


    Tuesday, June 24th, 2014: There’s just something incredibly relieving to finally getting a full nights rest and so after grabbing a shower where the water smelled a bit off and the rooms were littered with ikea furniture, we emerged out of the hostel over to grab some lunch. Before we had left Moscow, Toly had given us a small guidebook he had received from some other swanky hotel in St.…

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  8. 10 Days That Shook the World: Day 5


    Monday, June 23rd, 2014: When told that Rita and I were taking the overnight train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Toly laughed and commented that this is where we would meet the real Russia and Russia would meet us. Notorious for drunks, live poultry, and mysterious smells, the ride, either fortunately or unfortunately, was not nearly as eventful. Essentially since we got the cheapest tickets we…

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  9. 10 Days That Shook the World: Day 4

    Sunday, June 22nd, 2014: After a late night and in a daze, I roll out of Toly’s bed and slowly stumble into the kitchen. Hearing some music, I expect to find Toly only to bump into his mom instead. Friendly and with little English, she offers me some tea, crepes with honey, and buckwheat with olive oil, a meal I gladly indulge in as Rita and Toly slowly emerge from their slumber. While I wish we…

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  10. 10 Days That Shook the World: Day 3


    Saturday, June 21st, 2014: Rita is unfortunately still feeling sick though starting to turn the corner (though clearly unhappy with all of the expenses made at the numerous pharmacies). As usual, we get started a bit later than hoped however at least we are able to make our way, once out of the hotel, immediately to Chinatown. Now at this point I assume some of you have a puzzled look on your…

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