What Not to Do in Russia

My nephew is going to Russia for a semester starting in February. I’ve never been there, but here are some tips for him.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

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Some modern experimental art

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a few wonderful posts:

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Travel Tips for China

Traveling in Asia is a lot different than in North America or Europe. You need to prepare yourself for different bathrooms, traffic, negotiations and foods. There’s a lot to delight in, but you’ll enjoy yourself more if you are prepared.

I always do the following:

  • Print out the addresses of your hostels or hotels in Chinese as well as English. This will make using taxis or getting help when you’re lost so much easier. Also, enlarge the print so drivers with poor eye sight can read the address.
  • Bring a small towel that I got in Japan. A bandana would work too. There’s loads of dirty surfaces. You may want to wipe off a chair or clean your hands. Hand wipes are also helpful.
  • Leave fancy clothes at home. In China you won’t need them. Chinese people tend not to dress up even for weddings. Pack some pants or a skirt so you don’t only have jeans, but you don’t need a suit or fancy dress.
  • Bring sensible shoes. The walkways are usually uneven or broken. It’s so easy to trip.
  • Know that McDonald’s and Starbucks usually have clean restrooms. Usually.
  • Don’t go to have tea with a friendly person. It’s a scam. You’ll wind up with a huge, fraudulent bill.
  • Negotiate hard at the “designer” goods markets.
  • Don’t drink tap water and only eat cooked veggies.
  • Bring your passport with you wherever you go. You need it to get into museums. You probably don’t need it for security purposes, but occasionally there are checks. You can talk your way into a museum without one sometimes, but it can be a hassle.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

 
1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a Few Wonderful Posts

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Visiting Hakone

Let’s take a little arm chair trip to Japan. Hakone is a good day trip from Tokyo.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a Few Wonderful Posts

  • Glow (daily post)
  • Glow (spirit in politics)
  • Glow (from hiding to blogging)
  • Glow (stenoodie)
  • Glow (by sarah)
  • Glow (metaphorically dk)
  • Glow (new / amsterdam)
  • Glow (travel with intent)
  • Glow (jinan daily photo)
  • Glow (see’s photography)
  • Glow (wind kisses)
  • Glow (ruined for life)
  • Glow (instaology)
  • Glow (indira’s blog)
  • Glow (ema’s journal)
  • Scale (travel with intent)
  • Scale (words like honey)
  • Scale (just my travel blog)
  • Scale (castelsarrasin)
  • Scale (francine in retirement)
  • Scale (mostly monochrome)
  • Scale (mittened hands)
  • Scale (bird flight)
  • Scale (stenoodie)
  • Scale & a second (from hiding to blogging)
  • Scale (my own private idaho)
  • Scale (no fixed plans)
  • Scale (jinan daily photo)
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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Beijing, Capitol Art Museum

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Antiques, Sydney Australia

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Sofitel Bear ready for a nap at Intercontinental

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a Few Wonderful Posts

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Silent Sunday

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

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British Museum

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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