The Russian Love Affair

Sep 10, 2009 Comments Off by

As quickly as it arrived, my love affair with Moscow came to an end and now I am finding a new love affair, St. Petersburg. The last few days in Moscow were spent visiting some of the numerous museums, providing insight into the history of both Moscow and the Russian Federation. Most notably the State […]

Привет из России — Greetings from Russia

Sep 06, 2009 Comments Off by

The journey to Russia was pretty uneventful. My flight from Minneapolis to Amsterdam departed on time and actually arrived earlier than anticipated with an actual flying time of 7 hours 15 minutes. That is the fastest I have ever flown this route. Schiphol was Schiphol. They should name a terminal after me with the number […]

Ticket from St. Petersburg, to Moscow on Aeroflot

Jul 04, 2009 Comments Off by

Today, not just 2 days after my Russian visa arrived in the mail I have purchased a flight from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on 12-sept-2009 at 16:50.     The flight information is: 12-september-09 (D) Pulkovo International Airport, St. Petersburg, Russia 16:50 operated by Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (A) […]

The wait is over, the Russian visa is here

Jul 02, 2009 Comments Off

Yeah! After many weeks of waiting my Russian visa is finally here….. yeah.

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The Road to a Russian Visa

Jun 20, 2009 Comments Off

The day has come. I have filled my application out, created my cover letter, received my invitation & confirmation and sent everything off to Red Star Travel in Seattle, Washington. Hopefully I should know by the middle of next week as to whether I have been approved or denied this visa. . . Let’s keep […]

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The Woes of a Russian Visa

May 16, 2009 Comments Off

Who would have thought that getting a visa would be so much work and so much money… for those of you who don’t know, a visa is a stamp or sometimes a sticker which indicates that a person is authorized to enter the country in which the visa was issues. It is subject to permission […]

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From Russia (Россия) With Love

May 15, 2009 Comments Off

Today I looking online and came across a deal that is just too good to pass up. Roundtrip airfare to Moscow for just $585. So I had to snatch it up, a mere $235 more than flying to New York. The flight information is: 03-september-09 (D) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport 15:10 operated by Northwest Airlines […]

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The End of a Journey

Apr 29, 2009 Comments Off

As I departed Gabarone, Botswana for the 6 hour bus ride to Johannesburg, South Africa I began to reflect on the journey I had just undertaken. What began as a 30 day journey through Southern Africa was quickly coming to an end. Time seems to go quicker each time I leave as it seemed almost […]

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Beating Around the Bush in Botswana

Apr 24, 2009 Comments Off

I really am surprised how easy it is to travel between many of these African countries. I took a mini bus from Livingstone, Zambia to the border station of Kazungula where I received my exit stamp. From here I boarded a speedboat which whisked me across the Zambezi River in less than 5 minutes to […]

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Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders

Apr 15, 2009 Comments Off

When Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone first laid eyes on Mosi-ao-Tunya he recorded in his journal, “No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It has never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Victoria Falls […]

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Wildlife & Sand: Namibia

Apr 09, 2009 Comments Off

I arrived in Windhoek, Namibia on the 3rd of April and relaxed for much of the day while making some last minute preparations for the safari on the next day. For the most part, Windhoek appears to be a fairly unattractive city. But the one thing that it is not lacking in is crime, which […]

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