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9. Sometimes the Musical Chairs of Riders Coming and Goings: A Train Buff's Russian Trans-Siberian Adventure

9. Sometimes the Musical Chairs of Riders Coming and Goings

On Friday June 23rd late morning, Vladimir got off and a new passenger in the afternoon came in, A Russian, named Victor didn’t speak any English – he was just traveling to Habrov, a large city in the far East. 197 more words

8. Getting Cash Presents Challenges: A Train Buff's Russian Trans-Siberian Adventure

8.  Getting Cash Presents Challenges

On Wednesday morning June 21st, 7am local time, got my ATM cash at Irkutsk. Was early to get cash. One of my debit card from US was not accepted with the pass code at the train’s dining car, but did accept the pass code at the ATM machine. 276 more words

6. 2nd and 3rd Day Plenty of Trees, Farm Homes: A Train Buff's Russian Trans-Siberian Adventure

6.  2nd and 3rd Day Plenty of Trees, Farm Homes and Eat on the Diner Car

On Monday June 19th, during the day passing by, plenty of thin trees and few rivers. 333 more words

How to Create a Simple Birch Tree Painting

I’ve seen tutorials for projects like this all over Pinterest for years, and I’ve always wanted to try it out. I love the simplicity of the process and the gorgeous finished product. 338 more words

Adventure

The Russia I remember does not exist

By Lana

When I was about to turn 12, my family informed me that we were leaving the Soviet Union for good.  Because our departure day was in October, I didn’t return to school that year.   381 more words

Russian-English

Avian Traffic Jam

It’s 6:30 A.M. and a gang of Canada geese are blocking my access to the Campbell Creek bike path. Most are sleeping on the grass verge but two are firmly planted on the path itself. 168 more words

Nature

Knickerbocker Glory

I did a little bit of dead-heading in the Rose Garden this morning, and watched the Wimbledon men’s semi-finals this afternoon.

Between matches, I took a break and wandered around the garden, particularly to see how the agapanthuses are coming along. 178 more words