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30 Books on Ukraine: History, Culture, & Fiction

30 Books on Ukraine: History, Culture, & Fiction

If you’re trying to make sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, here are 30 books on Ukraine to help you understand the country better. The list includes books on Ukrainian history, World War II, and the Holocaust in Ukraine as well as novels set in Ukraine. Ever...

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33 Most Popular Guatemalan Dishes

33 Most Popular Guatemalan Dishes

Let’s face it. When you think of the great cuisines of the world, Guatemalan food does not immediately pop into your head. At least for me it didn't before I visited the country. So, I had pretty low expectations of the food when I first arrived. To tell you the...

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16 Great Books on Indonesia

16 Great Books on Indonesia

I started reading books on Indonesia during the beginning of the pandemic. I intended to travel to the country the minute borders opened up. Well, unfortunately, it took Indonesia way too long to open, so I took a detour through Central America. Hopefully, one day I...

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13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan

13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan

Preparing for a trip to Japan can be more overwhelming than preparing for a trip anywhere else in the world. You’ve got to book a plane ticket that is often more expensive than flying to most other places in the world, figure out all the options for accommodations (a...

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Japan Itinerary: The Perfect 3 Weeks in Japan

Japan Itinerary: The Perfect 3 Weeks in Japan

  I think you’ll agree with me when I say: It’s REALLY hard coming up with a Japan itinerary that fits everything you want to see into two or three weeks. There are just too many amazing places to see in Japan. However, based on my experience traveling around...

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