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Jul 6, 2015 - A very brief sojourn in Russia

Last time we were in Russia, we went to St. Petersburg when Christopher was two (in 1997). We enjoyed our stay with a local professional couple, a computer scientist who worked for the defense department on old PC’s, and a chemical engineer who had written several books. Neither had been paid in several months and were relying on money from us and from their children, one of whom lived in the US, to help them. What a difficult time for them. At the end of the day we were all covered with grime from head to foot, and had seen more drunk,...

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Jun 1, 2006 - Perm

Didn't spend long in Perm itself and although it's a nice city there is not a great deal there. First day went to Kunger Ice Caves which had the most amazing Ice Crystals and formations in some of the caves, although the photos don't really do it justice. We then started our 3 days of canoeing and camping in the Ural Mountains, didn't see another sole for those three days it was just myself and the guide Igor (a bit like a Russian version of Ray Mears). It was a really enjoyable 3 days and only got wet for a couple of hours. It was...

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Andy's Travels 2006

Nov 1, 2005 - leaving Moscow

we left Moscow today for Beijing, China. the Trans-Siberian train will take us 6000 miles through siberia, mongolia and china over the next six days. we've been looking forward to this for a while now. we showed up at the train station and it took us a while to get oriented. we had no problems finding our train, or getting on in time for departure. we were a little worried about this because nothing was in english and we couldnt find any english speakers.

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