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A Glimpse of Georgia

A Glimpse of Georgia

Four days gave me a brief first impression of Georgia. Here’s how I describe it: Captivating. Modern. Historical. Unkempt. Cloudy. Come back to me.

A little-known former Soviet country, Georgia sits in the Caucasus region between Europe and Asia, and is surrounded by Russia to the north, Azerbaijan to the southeast, Armenia and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the west. Tbilisi, its capital city, is six hours away from Yerevan, Armenia. When we get guests in Armenia, we suggest they also visit Georgia because it’s Armenia’s sister country and, hey, it’s only a drive away. This time, we saw it for ourselves!

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Posted by Issa Adalia in Georgia, Travel, 2 comments
I Can Only See an Oasis in the Desert

I Can Only See an Oasis in the Desert

I stepped out of the airplane and got shipwrecked in a sea of faces from many races before I entered the Dubai International Airport train.

After navigating a couple of months through the overly-familiar landscape of the Philippines, my excitement peaked as I plunged into a melting pot of cultures again. My smile brimmed out from my lips.

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Posted by Issa Adalia in Travel, UAE, 4 comments
Rising Above the Himalayan Tremors

Rising Above the Himalayan Tremors

Exactly 737 days ago, my world literally shook, and since then, my life has trail-blazed diverse galaxies of epic milestones. Well, six days ago, we remembered the second year anniversary of the great Gorkha Earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015.

I survived the strongest tremors a teenager could ever ride: an M7.9, M7.3, and almost 500 aftershocks.

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Posted by Issa Adalia in Life Events, Nepal, Travel