(2022 Editor’s Note: The featured image was taken at Versailles near the end of my trip and is included here as one of the few—non-selfie—images of me from exchange.)

On An Eastward Exchange, I aim to evoke the ambience of the locations I visit through writing, video, and photography; to journal my observations on my destination’s culture and history; and to instill an appreciation for distant places and their people in my readership.

So I have come to write this blog, seeking to inspire a bit of this nostalgia in my readers in the same way that travel shows, articles, and books have affected me. Perhaps I can persuade you to visit some of the most underappreciated corners of Europe or, at the very least, entertain you with my numerous adventures! Thank you and enjoy!