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Sal Tlay Ka Siti (Part 3): I Believe

Sal Tlay Ka Siti (Part 3): I Believe

Traveling between Salt Lake City and Park City without a car can be pretty inconvenient if you don’t want to pay for a private shuttle. There’s the Greyhound, which has one trip from Salt Lake to Park City in the early morning and one trip back late at night. There’s also the PC-SLC Connect, a … Continue reading

EuroTrippin’: Barcelona (Part 4) – Montjuïc

EuroTrippin’: Barcelona (Part 4) – Montjuïc

After leaving the Museum of Barcelona History, I consulted my handy-dandy map to find a place where I should explore next. I don’t really remember what my decision process was when I decided to make the trip towards Montjuïc, but that was where I was headed. Montjuïc translates to something along the lines of “Jewish Mountain” … Continue reading

#LA2024

#LA2024

It’s time for another special post focusing on one of my favorite things to talk about — mega-events! Today was the last day that national Olympic committees could send their respective applicant cities to the International Olympic Committee for consideration to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The United States originally selected Boston, which beat out … Continue reading

Finding Firsts at the Sochi Olympics

Finding Firsts at the Sochi Olympics

The Sochi Winter Olympics are over. Okay, well, they have been over, but I wanted to write one more post highlighting some of the notable firsts from this year’s games. Before I get to that, let’s talk about that closing ceremony for a bit. It was great to see the Russians poke fun at the … Continue reading

Russia, LGBT Rights, and the 2014 Winter Olympics

Russia, LGBT Rights, and the 2014 Winter Olympics

While walking around Downtown LA, I noticed that there was an LGBT flag attached to the Sister Cities signpost near city hall. Upon closer observation, the flag was hanging from the St. Petersburg marker which pointed the way to the Russian city. If you’ve been paying attention to current global affairs, then you can see … Continue reading

Olympic Impressions II

Olympic Impressions II

The London 2012 Summer Olympics came to a spectacular close yesterday and I am glad that these games are spaced out between a few years because following the Olympics for these past two weeks has gotten to be a little exhausting. But before all my fervor for the Olympics disappears, I wanted to talk a … Continue reading