Welcome to Moscow! State Historical Museum. It’s great, but there’s no English Translation


I think the Russians have a thing against the English language. Maybe because of the US? I don’t know. But they really don’t like to translate things into English. I mean okay, I get the day to day stuff like transit you don’t have english translations (which doesn’t help) but okay. But when it comes to touristy stuff like the State Historical Museum, you should have some English!

There was a lot of neat stuff in the museum, just by looking at it it was pretty damn awesome. But, everything was in damn Russian. Yes it’s good you want to promote your language….but com’on! I am a tourist…..give me something to work with.

The experience at the State Historical Museum would have been that much better if there was English, because then I would know the history and background of the shit I was looking at.

Take this particular “explanation”…

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The Andaman Islands



Located in India’s Bay of Bengal The Andaman Islands are an archipelago which consists of about 300 islands. These islands are well-known for their palm-lined white-sand beaches, mangroves and rain forests. These islands are surrounded by coral reefs that support marine life among them sharks and rays. Visitors can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling as well as water hiking, windsurfing and fishing. Some of these islands offer ocean side camping and hiking. Both the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a union territory of the Republic of India.

and neiland bahBharatpur Beach can be found at the jetty near the Neil Islands. It is famous for its coral reefs and white sandy shores. The best time to visit here is during the mornings and evenings. Neil Islands have often been termed as the coral capital of Andaman. If you’re not too much into snorkeling you can bring along a hammock and a good…

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The plethora of churches in Mainz



Frei's days

During out trip in Europe last June, we visited Germany. One of the stops there was Mainz; a lovely city on the Rhein River. We especially enjoyed walking around the Altstadt (old centre), where we walked around the marketplace and enjoyed watching people.

The first thing that we noticed was a number of churches this city has. They are found everywhere, and their beautiful architecture {especially with the older churches} kept on pulling me in. There were too many churches to go to, so we decided to have a look at the most popular ones on Tripadvisor.

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