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Notes from exile

Tsagaan Sar, or lunar new year, was celebrated last week in Mongolia. Over the course of several days, people visit the homes of family and friends. 886 more words

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Blue Eye of Siberia

Depth

Water teeming

With creation’s whimsy and mystery

Lake Baikal a shallow tide pool compared to the blue eye I saw today

In a collective of smile across the landscape of his face, oh that eye… 19 more words

The Color Of Moments

The Baikal Ocean

London to Ho Chi Minh by train (and boat!): Day 17.

Sparkling Lake Baikal… The deepest lake in the world and a wonder of time. 222 more words

Lake Baikal, Listvyanka and Irkutsk (proper Siberia!)

November 2001

Lake Baikal and Listvyanka

The next stop for me was the Siberian city of Irkutsk, an incredible 48 hours away. The train was just as comfortable and cosy as the previous ones, and for the first 24 hours I had delightful companions – Sveti, a 10-year-old girl, and her mother. 1,322 more words

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Dreams etched in pages of ice, conversations captured in frozen crystals.

Like many others, I face my news feeds with a sense of foreboding and angst these days, so it is such a pleasure to read find a hidden gem of news such as the… 819 more words

Rule 1: Don't Bring Up Chechnya

I made this mistake my fourth or fifth time socializing with Russians. There were five of us, including fellow American Sophia, in the Охотный Ряд (Hunter’s Row) shopping mall a stone’s throw or two from Red Square. 1,414 more words

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