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The July Express 2012

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The goal of The Monthly Express will be to get you from one month to the next in one quick and easy blog post. I’ll wrap up the best of the month, as well as give a rundown on upcoming news. Here goes!

tomsk to moskva

All aboard!

1st Stop: July Blogging

Oh, July. We spent the first couple of weeks in Kyrgyzstan again before finally flying back to Sydney. Yes, the end of the trip is here, and we’re struggling to get over the post travel blues and figure out what’s next.

I think the big post of the month was definitely the one where I recounted the conversation I had with a Kyrgyz man about bride kidnapping. Tough to take in, but true story.

After that, the hot read would be all about the Soul Kitchen Jr hostel I stayed in back in St. Petersburg. Have a read of the post and let me know if you agree it might be the best hostel in the world.

Besides these two mind-blowing posts, I would highly recommend reading about the time 3 Russian ladies cooked us borscht, or just about the atypical route we took on the Trans-Mongolian railway.

And for a little dose of reality, I delve into a post on my travel style and how factors like work play a big part.

2nd Stop: Weekend Snaps

I’m in love with the pinhole setting on my camera, and I feel this old Turkish cart was the perfect subject.

turkish cart

3rd Stop: Favorite Comments

In response to my borscht soup post:

Oh my god random – we were just having a conversation at lunch about Borscht Soup and wondering what was in it. Came back to my desk and this was the first thing I saw on Facebook! Thanks for the recipe – have sent the link to everyone. Yum.

-Katherine of Kapcha the World

reunion

Reunited with my Sydney Travel Massive friends!

4th Stop: Guest Blogging and Writing Elsewhere

See where else I’ve been writing on the Web:

GoBackpacking:
The White Nights of St. Petersburg
Adventure Activities in Kyrgyzstan
Couples Travel: 5 Lessons Learned
Is ESL Teaching Right for You?

OneTravel:
Three Chinese Fast Food Snacks That Taste Great
Five Ways to Battle the Post Travel Blues
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Five Cultural Considerations When Traveling
The Best Way to See Moscow is Underground
Taking a Bit of Russia Home: 5 Souvenir Ideas
We’re not in Russia anymore: European St. Petersburg

Viator.com:
The Best Honeymoon Spots in Australia
How to Get Around Brisbane

Her Packing List:
Pacsafe Slingsafe 300 GII Review

PLUS Hostels:
10 Things You Should Always Pack for Hostels

5th Stop: What’s Hot on Facebook

This question: Which archway would you prefer to walk through?

upcoming news

Upcoming News at BvtW

6th Stop: BvtW News

Pat and I are getting settled back in Sydney (and adjusted to the cold weather). There are no travel plans currently on the table, but as soon as we get our life in order Down Under, there WILL be something! To be continued…

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One Response to The July Express 2012

  1. Lauren August 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Those ladies are hawwwwt! Good to have you back Ms. S 🙂

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