Winter approaches Moscow November 16th 2009 For perhaps the third time in a month I awake to see the industrial suburban landscape that my room looks out on made beautiful by an all-encompassing white blanket, visible even at this hour of darkness. Its magic is still enough to send a little tingle of excitement down my spine even though it is my third winter spent in this city. Perhaps it jogs memories almost lost to me now of the first car ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow 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
I run a small but successful fixer / interpreter service organising trips to hard-to-reach parts of Siberia, the Arctic and the Russian Far East, in particular the Yamal Peninsula and the Polar Urals . I write whenever I get the chance, which is not so often any more. My writing on Siberia has been published in The Geographical, The Calvert Journal and Travel Addict. I am also a permanent paid contributor to the Globespots online travel guide.
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