Time well spent visiting friends in Helsinki and family in Tampere, Finland. Lots of good food, fishing, boating, relaxing and sauna.

FINLAND PHOTO GALLERY

Time well spent visiting friends in Helsinki and family in Tampere, Finland. Lots of good food, fishing, boating, relaxing and sauna... plus roller...
Finland

WELL FED IN FINLAND

We hadn't even reached the Russia-Finland border and I was already enjoying my first Karelian pie. Riding the train from Saint Petersburg to...
During our short stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we visited the Hermitage, (Winter Palace), Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the flea market at Udelnaya and took a lovely, evening boat ride.

SAINT PETERSBURG PHOTO GALLERY

During our short stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we visited the Hermitage, (Winter Palace), Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of Our Savior on...
When visiting Moscow, we loved Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin so much that we visited them repeatedly.

RED SQUARE

Being an 80s baby that grew up in the west, my perception of Red Square was always a rather gloomy one: a dark, cloudy sky over dingy brick buildings...
Trans Mongolian Railway

LESSONS LEARNED ON THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN

Stepping off the train in Moscow, we officially ended our journey on the Trans-Mongolian Railway, (although we'll have plenty more time on trains,...
Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Travel, Backpacking, Russia, Trans Mongolian Railway, Irkutsk, Epiphany Cathedral, Church, Beach, Shaman Rock,

IRKUTSK & LAKE BAIKAL PHOTO GALLERY

Images from our first stop along the Trans-Mongolian Railway in eastern Russia-- Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. After one night in the city, we spent three...
Trans-Sib Hostel, Irkutsk Russia.
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TRANS-SIB HOSTEL IN IRKUTSK

The Trans-Sib Hostel in Irkutsk was our first hostel stop in Russia. We only stayed for a single night as the very next day we set out for Lake...
Naadam Festival, Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Huushuur, Trans Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Trans-Mongolian, Mongolia, Travel Photography, Travel, Backpacking, Explore, Around the World Trip, Canon G15, Canon 5D Mark III, Travel Photographer,

MONGOLIA PHOTO GALLERY

A quick stop over in Mongolia while traveling on the Trans Mongolian Railway allowed us to witness some of the Naadam Festival, see the Genghis Khan...
Travel, China, Mongolia, Trans-Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Train, Railway, Trans-Siberian, Trans Siberian,

WELCOME TO MONGOLIA

Like in a classic James Bond film, we were riding in style, first class aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway from Beijing to Ulan Bator. Inside our...
Xi'an, Xian, China, travel, backpacking, tourist, tour, terra cotta army, terra cotta warriors, history, dynasty, muslim quarter,

XI’AN PHOTO GALLERY

A stop in Xi'an, China, where we rode bikes around the ancient Xi'an City Wall, visited the Terra Cotta Army and ate so much good food in the Muslim...