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Ukrainian Handmade Sask Unboxing

Handmade Saskatchewan is a Regina-based handmade-only vendor located at the Southland Mall. I've shopped there a few times over the years, and I am currently working my way through ...

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Categories: Canada, Ukraine, Unboxing

Why Did Putin Invade Ukraine?

On February 24, 2022, Russia began a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, attacking through the south from Crimea, the east via the contested areas of Donbas and Luhansk, and t ...

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Categories: Chernobyl & Pripyat, Europe, History, Ukraine

Reviewing Authentic Ukrainian Christmas Chocolates

Merry Christmas in May! Now that we all live in a pandemic void where time does not matter and space is finite (because we are all indoors), I figured we could review Christmas cho ...

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Categories: Ukraine, Unboxing

How To Get Inside Chernobyl’s Reactor 4

When I visited Chernobyl in 2016, very few people had ever heard of it. Fast-forward to 2019 and Chernobyl is one of the fastest-growing tourism spots in Europe, thanks to the HBO ...

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Categories: Chernobyl & Pripyat, Dark Tourism, Paranormal, Ukraine

What HBO Got Wrong About Chernobyl

Those who attended my Chernobyl lecture at the Queen City Collective earlier in May would have heard me singing praises about HBO's new miniseries Chernobyl, and for good reason. H ...

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Categories: Chernobyl & Pripyat, Dark Tourism, History, Paranormal, Ukraine

13 Churches to Visit Before You Die

The recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral got me thinking about how lucky I was to see such an incredible building ? and how lucky we all are that it's still standing. In honour of i ...

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Categories: Canada, France, Italy, Manitoba, Mexico, Quebec, Regina, Saskatchewan, Travel Tips, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City

Eight Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Christmas is approaching, but not everybody celebrates it the same way. Over the years, people have made a wide variety of different Christmas traditions, involving prayer, food or ...

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Categories: Austria, Dark Tourism, Europe, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom

5 Spooky European Stories

Although Halloween is officially over, it's never too late for some spooky stories. With a continent as old as Europe, there are plenty of spooky stories in every city. If you know ...

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Categories: Dark Tourism, Europe, France, Germany, Paranormal, Poland, Ukraine

Is it Safe to Visit Ukraine?

Several months ago I visited Ukraine for the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. I spent a few days in Kyiv and learned about Ukrainian culture, their heritage, their histo ...

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Categories: Travel Tips, Ukraine

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    5 Weekend Destinations In Saskatchewan

    The past few weeks have been really busy for me, with a lot more time at the office and a lot less time travelling. Thankfully, the weekend is just around the corner and with it co ...

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    Categories: Canada, Saskatchewan

    Birthday Freebies in Regina – Updated for 2024!

    I originally wrote this article in 2020, but since then it's become one of my most popular articles -- and one that needs to be updated the most frequently. Some businesses closed, ...

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    Categories: Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan

    How Does a Buddhist Celebrate Christmas?

    With the holiday season upon us, many people have begun asking me if and how I plan to celebrate Christmas. This is a good question, and I completely understand the confusion since ...

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