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World Stories Journal2022-08-29T02:05:35-04:00

World Stories Journal

MY ONLINE DIARY OF TRAVELS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

This is my journal where I write interesting and true stories from my travels around the world. I hope you enjoy reading about some of these adventures, if you do be sure to follow me on Instagram @joesadventures!

EUROPE TRIP PREVIEW

Exploring Budapest

I had an incredible time in Budapest. It was my second time traveling through Europe and this time I was able to do some aerial photography and videography of various European cities. Amazing memories!

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 5: The Battle of Irpin

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022. Irpin is a quiet and modern city north of Kyiv. I had visited Irpin before the war and it was a great place. The buildings were new, the parks were nice, and I spent some time in the refugee center with Ukrainian refugees. Russia actually began its invasion of

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 4: The Parking Lot

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022. Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is in the north center of the country. When the Russians began their invasion, they intended on a quick takeover of the capital with a blitzkrieg style invasion from the Belarusian border and the northern Russian border. They were so convinced that they could take

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 3: Makariv, Ukraine

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022. The village of Makariv is just west of Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. It was overrun by Russian forces in their attempt to take over. Battles ensued in this area and all the areas surrounding Kyiv until the Russian forces were defeated and then retreated to northern Belarus. They then

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 2: Lviv, Ukraine

This is a series of posts about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022. After my time brief time in Poland, I crossed into Ukraine. A Polish volunteer drove me to the border and wished me luck. At the time I was carrying heavy duffel bags full of medical and surgical instruments donated by my friends at Didage Sales Co & Surgical Power

The War in Ukraine – Chapter 1: Lublin, Poland

This is a series of posts I'll make about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022. I arrived in Poland in late March and with the help of Polish volunteers, I was able to make my way to the Polish-Ukrainian border and then into Ukraine after staying a few days in Lublin, Poland. Immediately when I arrived I could sense the tension of

Aftermath of a Revolution: Kyiv, Ukraine

The first time I visited Ukraine, I came through Krakow, Poland and visited the western Ukrainian city of L'viv. After my time in L'viv, I went deeper into Ukraine and after an overnight train ride from L'viv, made it to Kyiv. It was winter time and the Maidan revolution had just recently occurred. Ukraine -a newly formed country after the dissolution of the USSR- was moving towards allying with NATO and the west. The

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I’m a professional wedding & portrait photographer and website designer based in South Bend & Notre Dame Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Looking forward to working with you!

About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding & portrait photographer, graphic designer, and website designer based in South Bend & Notre Dame Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Looking forward to working with you!

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