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Archive for August, 2009

31 Aug

Finding a ‘traditional’ Korean market…

Having arrived in Seoul, Korea from Russia, and with only a few days layover, we went to the tourist information desk to try and work out what to see in Seoul the next day. Our first goal was to see a ‘proper’ market where we could find traditional Korean stuff. I think our definition of […]

31 Aug

Zig-zagging across time zones

At the ungodly hour of 5.30am, I was down in the hotel foyer admiring their large coarse weaving behind the checkout desk. Damn. I would have paid handsomly for that yesterday as a souvenir of Yakutsk! But my fate was to be bundled into a car very shortly and dashed to the airport to take […]

30 Aug

A brief evening in Yakutsk, Russia

I’d love to say I got out and around in Yakutsk. But by the time we got to the hotel, it was about 5.45pm (not a fast bus…). By the time our party dwindled down to me and my travel companion for the next few days and we were checked into hotels or gone home, […]

30 Aug

A surprising exit from the Verkhoyansk Ranges, Siberia

I was lying in bed, not particularly ready to get up. There was no real reason to get up. It was Sunday. What (non-commercial) plane flies in Russia on a Sunday??? Knock, knock, knock. Ok. They weren’t going away. I scrambled out of bed and went and answered the door. My translator was standing there, […]

27 Aug

A man looses his dog

The most horrifying news reached my ears today! The Hussy was killed yesterday in the morning! Readers of my blog know I introduced The Hussy to the world wide web only about 5 weeks ago as a feature on Russian camp dogs. And this comes on top of learning of another Russian camp dog, Zinka, […]

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