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Category Archives: Travels in Life
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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