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Glad to be in Vladivostok

Posted by Pat on June 16, 2010 in Travel |

25-26 March 2010 We awake to the sight of a frozen Amursky Gulf as we approach Vladivostok. Our expectations are high as Paris said it is much more beautiful than Khabarovsk. Our host stay is a little out from downtown but we walk, stopping at an orthodox church, the Golden Horn harbor area and home […]

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Impressive Khabarovsk

Posted by Pat on June 15, 2010 in Travel |

21-24 March 2010 Bright, sunny, freezing cold, an occasional falling dagger disguised as an icicle. Ice crystals sparkling on the snow. It may be spring for Siberian locals but butt-freezing to this California girl. As our train approaches Khabarovsk we see rolling hills, lots of rivers, and small villages of wooden houses. Most industry I […]

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Trans-Siberian to Ulan-Ude

Posted by Pat on June 12, 2010 in Travel |

18-20 March 2010 A sort of Jack London day in Siberia. We left Irkutsk for a scenic train ride around the southern end of Lake Baikal. Sharing our car with several cooing birds riding the rails to Vladivostok. All we can tell from the man who transports them is they definitely are not destined for […]

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Trans-Siberian to Lake Baikal

Posted by Pat on June 11, 2010 in Travel |

13-17  March 2010 Somewhere crossing Siberia with flat land for miles, trees and more trees, lots of snow interspersed with huge villages of small wooden homes. This #2 train is top class but to get to the next wagon we cross thru an open space where the steel plates are frosted over from the cold. […]

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Trans-Siberian to Shadrinsk

Posted by Pat on June 9, 2010 in Travel |

11-12 March 2010 Looks cold and probably averaging 20 degrees with 3 feet of pristine snow as we pass thru the undulating hills of the Urals on our way to Shadrinsk. We are about 940 km out of Moscow (all time and distance is in comparison to Moscow) and it is sunny with blue sky. […]

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