Sydney, Australia

View of Sydney Harbor

Location: Southeast Coast of Australia, about 10 hours south of Brisbane and about 9 hours northeast of Melbourne.  Language: English, but over 250 languages are spoken in Sydney. Around 38% of people there speak a non-English language at home, with Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Greek being the most widely spoken.     Climate: Being south of …

Paris, France

View of the Eiffel Tower

While everyone’s heard of Paris, probably has seen a picture of the Eiffel Tower many times, and even thinks of this famous city whenever they hear an accordion music, there’s more to it than just these few things. So let’s scratch below the surface and see what else there is. Quick Overview of Paris Location: …

Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

I recently went to Tallinn, Estonia and then continued on to Riga, Latvia. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania make up the three Baltic States, that are on the North-Western border of Russia, just below Finland. Interestingly, the further south you travel, the less money comes into those countries. Estonia profits from being Finland’s neighbor. So Finns …