Category Archives: Georgia

Exploring Atlanta

The amazing thing about the United States that I don’t think many of my friends abroad fully realize is just how different things are region by region.  This shouldn’t be terribly surprising- Cleveland to Atlanta is roughly the distance between London and Berlin, and we all know how much things change in that stretch- but the long and short of it is I can step off the plane in the Deep South and suddenly the Civil War is the War of Northern Aggression and people talk a version of English I can’t say I’m truly familiar with, and it is wonderful.  The fact that Atlanta actually has amazing places to eat and drink and I was lucky enough to do it with awesome people certainly never hurt either. Continue reading

Visiting The Georgia Aquarium

Before anything, thanks very much to the Georgia Aquarium and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for giving me and two friends free tickets!  We had an absolute blast and spent a full afternoon exploring the wonders of the deep…

Like many travelers, I am struck with this odd malaise that when faced with something majestic and awe-inspiring I take out my camera and start taking a million pictures of whatever it is I’m seeing.  I’m not sure why this is exactly, but the best explanation I can come up with is having a misguided delusion that my brain will be better capable of processing what I’m seeing on a two-inch screen instead of when it’s overwhelming all my senses in front of me.  You can usually distinguish these places by the number of photographs I may or may not recall taking after the fact, like Angkor Wat or safari in Africa, but I was lucky enough to visit another such place this past weekend: the Georgia Aquarium, which is the biggest aquarium in the world.

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