Russia

Flying the Friendly Skies

September 14, 2010

We didn’t set any kind of rule about not traveling by plane, but we did try to avoid them whenever possible. Busses, trains, motorcycles and ferries were our preferred method of travel; we even looked into traveling by cargo ship for some of the longer hauls (as it turns out, it would probably be a […]

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Florescent Lights and Dead Animals: The Russian Zoological Museum

June 13, 2010

This is one of the creepiest places we’ve ever visited. It’s the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg and it’s weird. Really weird.

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We ♥ Bunkbeds

April 4, 2010

Growing up, despite having two younger siblings, we never had bunkbeds in the house. None of my best friends had bunkbeds either. And despite the fact that I thought having a bunkbed would probably be one of the coolest things in the world, before we left on this trip I probably spent less than 4 […]

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“Is this enough fat?”: Travels in Mongolia

February 15, 2010

We’d been in Mongolia for about 36 hours and were sitting on footstools around a small, low table inside a ger. My wrist was starting to ache and Anjel had developed a blister on her right index finger from the large cleaver. We were getting tired, but there was a large pile of still-frozen mutton […]

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The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

January 5, 2010

Back in 2007 I read an article on BoingBoing about a small “museum” of Soviet-era Video Games that had been opened by a couple of students in the basement of a small technical university about 30 minutes outside the center of Moscow. The article was accompanied by awesome pictures of hulking consoles that looked like […]

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