Trip to Varadero, Cuba

Trip to Varadero, Cuba

I went to Varadero, Cuba with my brother in March 2012 for a week. It was first trip to Cuba for both of us. Here are my notes from this trip.

Cuba day 1  – Sunday 

By chance, we were riding to the airport with a Russian cab driver, who previously lived in Cuba for 6 years. Strange coincidence.

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Just Hold my Hand

Just Hold my Hand

I was walking this morning to work, well, almost running, as usual, when I saw this cute older couple walking slowing in front of me. I slowed down too and was observing them for a bit. What got my attention is how the two were holding their hands, while walking. I noticed how carefully the gentlemen was holding his lady’s hand. Even from seeing their backs, you could feel that they still love and care for each other a lot.

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Relaxing at Deerhurst, Muskoka

Relaxing at Deerhurst, Muskoka

This summer I decided not to go far for my vacation, but to do something locally. I lived in Northern Ontario for four years before, so I know there is a lot to explore here.

Deerhurst Resort was founded in 1896 in Muskoka, one of the most beautiful places in Ontario. It’s about two hours away from Toronto and minutes from the Algonquin National Park.

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Mom’s Birthday in Bermuda

Mom’s Birthday in Bermuda

In February me and my brother took my mom to Bermuda to celebrate her 70th birthday. This was our first trip to Bermuda and also our first family trip.

We stayed at Grotto Bay Resort, a well-groomed and quiet place located about 10 mins away from the airport.

There are a few brightly-colored cottages scattered over a large manicured area with palm trees and gardens, as well as two crystal caves located right on the property.

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Perfect World

Perfect World

When I was younger growing up in Russia, I had this ideal, almost naive, view of the world where good always defeats evil, everything is fair, everybody is perfect and eventually finds their true love.

This view was partially shaped by the books I read in high school (“Crime and Punishment” etc.), teaching methods in school at that time (We were encouraged to strive for perfection) and because of my overall sheltered childhood.

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Happy Times

Happy Times

I am one of those people who love taking photos of food. It’s kind of silly, I know. But to me, those are the happiest and fun moments spent with friends and family – times when you are cooking together or trying out new restaurants, but always having a good time.

Food somehow brings us together and makes us happy.

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