Tag Archives: Crazy

Life’s Absurdities

A sense of humor can get you through just about anything. When living abroad, especially in Russia, the ability to laugh is often what keeps you grounded and optimistic. So I thought I’d share with you a few of the … Continue reading

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Trans-Siberia– Part One: The Crazy Train

10 days. 90 hours travel time. 4,832 miles. Countless precious memories. An adventure this big and this grand requires at least a couple installments to do it justice. So I’ll begin at the beginning: three days on a Russian train. … Continue reading

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It’s the Easter Buddha, Charlie Brown!

It was a splendid Easter Sunday in Buryatia, though no one here celebrates Easter on this day. I celebrated by visiting the datsan. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and it was warm enough to go out in … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Pancakes…

After a very busy and interesting week, I thought I had a lot of really great material for my blog—but then Maslenitsa happened and blew everything out of the water. So I’ll start with that and then work my way … Continue reading

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