Category Archives: Travels in Life

What in Blog’s name is it all about?! How to blog like a God!?!

Gone Blogg’n Crazy! I piously lit a candle someone had given me to join in with prayers in a wee church in Russia, placed it in front of my chosen saint, and found myself sending out the fervent wish that … Continue reading

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Konya, Rumi and Spinning Out! (Or, The Secret Life of God – Part 3)

Spinning on the spot. Kids do it. It’s fun! I might admit to doing some spinning myself as an adult from time to time – perhaps when I am feeling especially happy, maybe after a glass or more of wine… … Continue reading

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Elista – A Little Cattle Car with a Big Heart

I wandered along to the “Return Memorial”  on a hill on the outskirts of town.  It commemorates the Kalmyk people who died on the long forced journey to Siberia and afterwards in the gulags and wilds of that unknown land … Continue reading

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The Runaway Train

It was the ‘dead of night’ train. Old wooden interior, departure 1.30 am. By the time the attendant collects your ticket and delivers you your sheets its well after 2. This is a slow train, regular stops at nowhere to … Continue reading

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Perm – Happiness is Yellow!

The two hour bus ride from Perm (still in the Urals), then 2.5k hike along a country road to the village of ‘Kuchino’ was a dream… I love the simple act of “travelling” and the scenery was incredible!! Today was … Continue reading

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One lone chopstick

I travel with a set of chopsticks. They somehow match my ten year old metal mug also from China. They are my instant noodle tools for the train and a reminder of long ago happy adventures. I get a bit … Continue reading

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“The Talk”

I had ‘the talk’ today (at Ulan Ude), walking alone around the huge outdoor ethnological museum – a talk I have about now on all of my trips. “We need to talk.” My subconscious finally gets a hearing in the … Continue reading

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Letting things go

I always thought I was a minimalist with things. I do love and hoard books and anything connected with foreign languages but otherwise I never shop. I am the hand me down girl. I guess I treasure what I do … Continue reading

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I found happiness on Yalu River

I found happiness on Yalu River Cloaked under a grey sky Lapping softly at its edges A fisherman cast his net, and hauled Empty again Cast again Excited tourists dress in North Korean costumes Pose for photos by the bridge … Continue reading

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Yay, you’re free! Are you happy?!!

Eject button activated. Skid through bitty scrawled to do lists, unwinding eight years of ties and tangles. Heart racing navigation through vague visa requirements and catch me-out-if-you-can time limits. Fare well friends. Money pouring out on one way tickets, insurance… … Continue reading

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