St. Petersburg - Wow! August 7th 2011 I can tell you one thing I now know – if you haven’t been to St. Petersburg you have really missed something! I have just spent three full days there and I feel I’ll have to go back to see more. I’ll try to tell you about my visit step-by-step.
The guest house owner, Valentin (late-30’s), met me at 10:00am off the train from Yekaterinburg as planned. He was very personable and helped m ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
This blog will be what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish Grannie in China.
That's me - I'm a "mature traveller" which means I'm on the sunny side of 65 and I've been getting around a lot in recent years. My five kids have grown up and are scattered throughout the Western world. I now have four delightful grandchildren. For some years I've been taking overseas assignments so I can see the world and meet the people in a way I could never afford as a tourist. I first came to China in March 2011 to do an office job in Beijing. I had a great life but had to retire in J... full info