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Archive for August, 2005

31 Aug

Ladies: Steps to recognise if you have a gentleman or an asshole

I know, I know, this is a travel blog – but part of travelling is commenting on cultures. And I have a bone to pick with the evolution of ‘man’ in Western Cultures right now! I don’t know what it is, but any man over the age of 25 seems to metamorphose into an asshole […]

25 Aug

First winter snow

August has not even ended, summer never really came (unless it was the mild weather disguised byrain) and the first snows have fallen in Far East Russia! As you can see from the picture, it isn’t quite snowing at my elevation (~800m) but the hill in the distance (hard to make out in the gloomy […]

20 Aug

More flowers to fungi

It would appear that we are not destined to have a real summer here at all, and the endlessly overcast and spotty showers are creating ideal conditions for the fungi to flourish in this remote Far Eastern Russian valley… With the flowers all but gone, the leaves all beginning to change colour, particularly in the […]

13 Aug

From flowers to fungi

A mere 2-4 weeks ago, the landscape here in Arctic Russia was covered in flowers. Without summer ever really appearing, the flowers vanished and the weather faded. And suddenly the rich meadows of yesterday are filled with fungi. It has to be said, some of the fungi here are quite astonishing! There are some yellow […]

10 Aug

Alas for yon summer, it was so brief…

It feels like only last week I mentioned summer had arrived in Arctic Russia and the last of the flowers was beginning to fade. Well, heck, it was last week (sort of)! Now, the first signs of autmumn are rapidly flooding in to this remote part of the world. The weather has caved in (cloud […]

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