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The Final Frontier

Well that’s it. I have officially made it back to the land of the free. So I suppose I’ll fill you in on my last two weeks in Russia. When I last left off, I was preparing to take my … Continue reading

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Return to St. Petersburg

When I last saw Piter, he was buried under four feet of snow, swallowed by what seemed to be an eternal darkness. Today he stands proud, his 310 years of history and beauty glinting and shining in the late-spring sun … Continue reading

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Far East and Back Again

If St. Petersburg is magnificent and Ulan-Ude is charming and soulful, then Vladivostok can only be described as cool. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but something about the nice houses and the unique naval presence and 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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My New Secret Identity

I am about to embark on a Trans-Siberian adventure. Unlike the previous 7 months of Siberian adventures, this adventure starting Wednesday will be a lot more trans. Over the course of 10 days, I will travel over 2800 miles and … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing: Байкальская рыбалка

Байкальская рыбалка (Baikalskaya Rybalka) is Russia’s biggest ice fishing competition, bringing hundreds of amateur and professional fishermen from all across Russia and even all over the world to the ice of Lake Baikal each year. By some miracle, I managed … Continue reading

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Siberian Spring: Back to Baikal

Besides killer bragging rights and a sense of masochistic pride, one of the great parts of Siberian winter is the ability to go outside in your pajamas (a total no-no in Russia, completely нельзя) without anyone knowing or judging you, … Continue reading

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