I’ve gone a few miles over the years. And here are 44 little things about travel I picked up on the way. These 44 not enough? Read 44 MORE here. Wash your hands before you sleep, unless you don’t mind it if cute … Read on →
Yakutsk is the coldest city in the world. In winter, temperatures can fall to 70-below Farenheit. Locals (split evenly between Sakha and Russians) must keep cars running all day — or in heated garages — or their motors freeze up till May. It … Read on →
I’m a bad blogger, but it’s not all my fault. Been dashing about Russia’s Far East — sometimes a couple nights on trains, sometimes too worn out to cross town for an Internet connection you have to wait for. While I catch up … Read on →
Every Russian museum follows the same template: exhibit on heroism of locals during the ‘Great War’ (WWII), some local photos of settlers with hats and moustaches, out here in the east you get a few artifacts from original inhabitants (eg the Aino here … Read on →
‘What do you think of Vladivostok?’ I hear this question a lot. I’ve begun my nearly two month trip across Russia’s Far East with two weeks in Vladivostok, so I should have an answer. Its name means ‘to rule the East,’ but it … Read on →
Some say the ’70s were the Soviet hippie decade — when rock music first made its appearance, along with long hair and whatnot — and looking around the streets of Vladivostok, or listening to tunes playing in any of many cafes, you’d wonder … Read on →
That video above pretty much tells you in 78 seconds all about ROBERT REID. Read more...