Monthly Archives: February 2011

Around the World in 50 days – Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk is not a city that  people generally yearn to visit. As the birthplace of Lenin, the city became a shrine to him in Soviet times and I suppose it was politically correct then to want to visit the hometown of the … Continue reading

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Around the World in 50 days – Moscow

I will not deny that in planning my trip I did everything I could to avoid Moscow. Why? I’ll tell you why.  Moscow is huge, noisy, polluted, and prohibitively expensive. The last time I was in Moscow it was 2002 and … Continue reading

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