The Cathedrals of Russia

St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia

The Cathedrals of Russia

It is exciting to think that the Russian Federation may soon have closer and more friendly ties with the rest of the world, particularly the western world and most particularly with the United States. Having traveled Russia from north to south and west to east, I’ve had the opportunity to . . . → Read More: The Cathedrals of Russia

Christmas in Finland

Santa Claus Figure Outside Shop in Helsinki, Finland

Christmas in Finland, Where Santa Lives

When contemplating travel during the month of December we usually think of the Christmas Markets of Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic. One of my favorite Christmas shops is Kathe Wohlfahrt’s year round shop in Rothenburg, Germany. But Christmas is actually celebrated throughout the world, including . . . → Read More: Christmas in Finland

Porvoo, Finland

Porvoo, Finland

The Old Train Station at Porvoo, Finland

On a recent trip to Finland, Russia and Ukraine I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful little town of Porvoo, Finland. Just a 30 mile bus ride from Helsinki, the capital of Finland, Porvoo is a small medieval town located on the River Porvoonjoki. I was . . . → Read More: Porvoo, Finland

A Train Ride into the Ural Mountains of Russia

Cathedral at Romanov Death Site in Yekaterinburg, Russia

A Train Ride into the Ural Mountains of Russia from Perm to Yekaterinburg

Earning My Keep in Perm, Russia

Perm is a common stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway and while there is not a lot to see of historical interest there, I did have a pleasant stay at the Hotel Prikamye. When the front . . . → Read More: A Train Ride into the Ural Mountains of Russia

Colorado or Mongolia?

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado or Terelj National Park, Mongolia?

If you didn’t look closely you might mistake these photos taken in Terelj National Park, Mongolia for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

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A Garden Gate in Clifden, Connemara, Ireland

A Garden Gate in Clifden, Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland

Clifden, Connemara, Ireland

Galway was one of my favorite places in Ireland. Not only is it a beautiful city, but there are some interesting sights nearby. I took the bus to Clifden and fell in love with the spectacular scenery of the Connemara region on the West Coast of Ireland. On my walk I . . . → Read More: A Garden Gate in Clifden, Connemara, Ireland