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World Stories Journal2022-01-14T03:36:17-05:00

World Stories Journal

TRUE TALES & ADVENTURES 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!

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 the NATO and the west.

Soviet Memories in Bratislava, Slovakia

I had a short time to explore this beautiful city. Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and when I was there it was super peaceful, low-stress, and calm. It had Soviet architecture here and there, mixed with classical European architecture. One of the Soviet buildings that stood out the most was the "UFO" Bridge. The soviets really liked to elevate their concrete buildings and so in this case they built an observation tower on

Expanding to Europe

I've been doing a lot of traveling and am excited to be expanding to Eastern Europe on a more frequent basis. I'll be doing a lot of photography and have a particular interest in Eastern Europe and its history. I'll still work in the USA but my schedule will be more limited in the future as I will be traveling back and forth. At some point I will likely move and do more travel and

This is Africa: Arrival and First Impressions

That was a long series of flights! I took off from Washington Dulles around 10am and flew directly to Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. This was a 12 hour flight. Addis Ababa is on the eastern side of Africa, and the first thing I noticed in the airport airport was the number of Chinese tourists. About half of the people there were African, then maybe 35% were Chinese, with some Indian, European, and Americans as

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South Bend Notre Dame Wedding Photographer Josef Samuel

About Josef Samuel

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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MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, FOX & FRIENDS MORNING SHOW, FEATURED IN THE NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE, IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS, and MORE

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