Thin Places and the Infinite Whatever

“I’m drawn to places that beguile and inspire, sedate and stir, places where, for a few blissful moments I loosen my death grip on life, and can breathe again. It turns out these destinations have a name: thin places.” – Eric Weiner It’s no secret that I love to travel. But when a friend sent … Continue reading

Baikal, Trans-Mongolian, Mongolia – Photos

Mongolia Snow

A few pictures from the last couple days — First, a few from Listvyanka and Lake Baikal, near Irkukst, Russia. Then, a few from the changing landscape between Russia and Mongolia. Last, a few from my first day in Ulaanbaator, Mongolia! A few from Baikal and Listvyanka: Next, a few from the train ride to … Continue reading

Krasnoyarsk and the Trans-Siberian – Photos

It’s official – I’m in Siberia. In my head, Siberia has always been solely a barren, freezing, wasteland — but Krasnoyarsk, which is the third largest city in Siberia, is nothing like that. (I recognize that I’m in southern Siberia, which is a far cry from say, the northern stretches of the Lena River). Chekhov … Continue reading

Smiling is my favorite

Two weeks in Russia, and I have to admit it – I don’t really fit in here. I’ve done what I can to blend in: to be specific, I bought super-tight-circulation-killing jeans, and black adidas, which is what 50% of the women wear here. (The other 50% wear super-tight-circulation-killing jeans and high heels, and we … Continue reading



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