To Russia October 31st 2007 A few things we have learned about Russia (well the big cities anyway) since we have been here:
1. Rather than dodging poop on the pavement you need to look out for the big spit globs - they are everywhere.
2. Alcohol is often cheaper than water - particularly beer, but vodka is also the cheapest we have seen anywhere.
3. People like to drink a lot and seem to be allowed to do it anywhere - eve ... 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
Evan and I are off on our first round the world trip. This is something we have been planning for ages, but it still took a few twists and turns towards the end as we researched and came across other places to see and things to do. Like the inclusion of the trans-mongolian trip. Who would have thought?
We are starting in Africa on 1 July and plan to go from there to Eastern Europe and the UK to see family and then on to Central and South America.
Only 4 days till we take off.
PS. The strange name of our blog relates to our cat - Trax - whom we are leaaving with nanna for a year. Hopefu... full info