Author: Nadya

Nadya makes cocktails, writes, and knows random useless things. She would say she named the Unibrain, except that by definition the Unibrain named itself.
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Zion – The Narrows

Day 2 – Get up early and walk in a river! Jim read about this trail and said “I’m doing it, with or without you.”…

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Zion – Kayenta trail

Our first day in the park we went on a nice walk on the Kayenta trail. We were there early and seemed to be the…

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London Day 2: World History in One Obelisk + Hampton Court

It’s my birthday! I’m going to Hampton Court, a place I’ve wanted to go since I wrote my first term paper on Elizabeth 1, circa…

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London Day 1: I arrive and start walking

I landed in the morning and by the grace of God, my hotel had my room ready at 10 am. After a shower and change,…

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Ischia

What better way to spend Jim’s birthday than a boat ride to an island? At the ferry terminal, a driver from our hotel picked us…

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Herculaneum

Herculaneum was another place I’d never heard of until we signed up for this trip. It’s another town that was destroyed in the Vesuvius eruption….

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Pompeii

The main event! Pompeii was different than I expected. I had seen many pictures of the plaster casts of people, and expected a lot more…

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Jim and Nadya go to Italy

My parents, Jim’s mom and one of my uncles found an archaeologist led tour of Pompeii and environs and invited us to join them. We…

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Heber City, UT

We went to Salt Lake City for Jim to shoot the USPSA Area 1 match. We had friends who lived not too far away, so…