In which we continue on from Baku, with stops in Sheki and Zaqatala, before finding the exit and moving on to Georgia. With all sorts of adventures around Şəki and Zaqatala, including abandoned churches and fortresses and almost-forgotten monuments. Continue reading
Several days in Baku and its surroundings, with bizarre landscapes, burning mountains, and an eclectic mix of modern, 19th century, and much older architecture. Continue reading
In which a friend comes to visit, giving us a chance to see Russia from the perspective of a visitor, from the Bronze Horseman to Lenin’s Mausoleum (with apologies to Martin Malia). Continue reading
Adventures in Murmansk, Russia, largest city in all of the Arctic. A bit of a dream come true last February. Continue reading
A winter return to Karelia, in Russia’s far Northwest, in which adventures include bathing in a frozen lake, oral history interviews, and a run-in with the Russian emergency care system. All in a few days’ work! Continue reading
Back in Moscow, back to work, after a wonderful few weeks away. Continue reading
The European finale to a wonderful trip, with stops in Paris and Brussels, and even a day trip to Bruges with Kate, for old time’s sake.