14 Jan, 2014 in Tallahassee
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One of the most horrific cultural experiences of staying in Tallahassee Florida was an event I went with an Israeli family on my last week in Tallahassee. I’ve heard about this cultural phenomenon and saw bits and pieces of it in some of the Hollywood movies, but it really takes the actual experience to make […]

9 Jan, 2014 in Florida, Itineraries
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During the time that I’ve been based in Tallahassee Florida for research with Florida State University I’ve had various opportunities to wonder all around Florida. This summary summarizes all my Florida travels with links to the various posts detailing my adventures.   West Coast Florida The trip to the west coast I …

3 Jan, 2014 in Itineraries, Saint Augustine
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When most people think about Florida, they imagine tropical beaches and sunshine, but Florida is actually where colonial history of the Americas began and Saint Augustine in Florida prides itself as being the oldest everything in the United States. You’ve got the oldest fort, the oldest street, the oldest church, the oldest house, etc. referring […]

30 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Tallahassee
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Last year, somewhat unexpectedly, I found myself on a research exchange to a small town in northern Florida called Tallahassee – home to Floirda State University where I was to work with a professor in the social psychology department. Before going to Tallahassee I wasn’t sure what to expect, there wasn’t much available on the […]

30 Dec, 2013 in Tallahassee
Florida State University Campus (24)

Florida State University was my academic home for 6 months while I was on a research attachment to the United States. I’ve been to a fair share of campuses throughout the united states, and though there’s nothing too extraordinary about the FSU campus it was nicer than I expected. Large lawns, red stone architecture, decent […]

29 Dec, 2013 in Orlando
Epcot Disney Orlando (27)

The Walt Disney World and Epcot Center are some of the most vivid memories I have from my year living in the states in 1989. Based in Topeka middle-of-no-where Kansas the family set off for a trip to Florida and Orlando spending a few days in kids’ paradise. It was around Christmas and Hannukah time […]

26 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Miami
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Miami was the last stop in my 6+ months research exchange trip to the United States. I must applaud myself for probably the longest term planning I’ve ever done , booking a ticket that goes to my target city – Tallahassee – through Boston, and returns from Miami, with a few days stop in each. […]

25 Dec, 2013 in Miami
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Last of the wonderful Miami Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens posts is about their butterflies collection. The gardens have it all – flowers, trees, plants, art, and … butterflies. I love taking photos of butterflies, and they have a wonderful collection.   Here, have a look…   …

25 Dec, 2013 in Miami
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Since there are just so many wonderful things to see and do in the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Miami, I decided to split it into three different posts. In this one are some of the wonderful public art exhibits around the gardens as part of the Chapungu exhibition…     …

25 Dec, 2013 in Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens - Miami (3)

In my journey to find off the beaten track attractions in Miami that go beyond beaches and the Everglades I found a charming haven – the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. What a lovely treat, not at all what I expected to find. A huge grounds with an impressive layout covering all types of gardens, flowers, […]

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