Amazing Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal July 11th 2011 Hi, I’m still playing catch-up from my travel journal. I wrote this on the 25th May.
(Note that Siberia is NOT in Europe.)
I am now on Olkhon Island in Lake Baikal, Siberia and it’s great! We’ve had clear blue skies and sunshine since I got here yesterday. Now if we can only get rid of that biting north wind. Because I am trying to travel light I didn’t bring a ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal 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 is what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish grannie in China and beyond.
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 five 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 retir... full info