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Tag: Belarus

Culture Shock/The Journey to Russia

  From the archives….found this post is my Windows Live Writer draft list.  It is really fun to remember this now! (I wrote this post the day of our arrival to Russia, however I am not posting it until I leave Russia) A lot of people ask me about how different other countries are from our own.  Usually my reply is that everything is fine, no big deal, things are different, not wrong but different.  And that is very true.  However the first time you experience a new country particularly one that is poorer than your own, there is a Read More

My favorites- Iceland/Finland/Russia/Belarus/Poland/Germany/France

My great Europe and Iceland trip including France, Germany, and Russia has come to a close.  What a great trip filled with different cultures, sights, and food. Here are the best of the best of Europe and Iceland: Favorite place: Glacier Lake- Jokulsarlon, Iceland One of my favorite landscapes I’ve seen ever.  It is worth going to Iceland just to see this.  Skip the geysers and head straight here. Favorite urban sight Church of the Saviour and Spilled Blood- St. Petersburg One of the best churches I have ever seen.  The architecture style and colors are a lot different than Read More