August 24, 2018

Iceland in February

After a steaming shower, I exited the changing room and looked out onto the vast, geyser-fed Blue Lagoon. It was dotted with swim-up bars, heads peaking out of steam, and glowing blue light. I got a push from the wind to ease into the hot water and...

August 24, 2018


Hiking back from the top of the glacier, with another blizzard off to our right.

The wind was storming through town, blowing the still falling snow into piles that were quickly redistributed by the next gust. Dark outside at 9 a.m., we walked like we were on a tight...

August 24, 2018

The Secret Lagoon, along the Golden Circle, was the first outdoor public pool in Iceland. It is fed by a geyser with the water entering the pool just below boiling.

Icelanders are quirky; their sense of humor subtle. They brag that the only crime in Iceland is the occas...

August 24, 2018

    On our way home from the airport during the summer heat, my husband and I were stopped by an unexpectedly long line of cars at the Hot Springs and Olive Mill intersection. Trucks clogged the roads; noise filled the streets, and rock piles spotted the empty lots. Se...

August 29, 2015

“Children are the Victims of Adult’s Vices” created by Mihail Chemiakin. This was his gift to the City of Moscow. It is meant to encourage the fight against global evil.

Warning. You can skip this blog if you are looking for my usual humor and whit.

The Russian man start...

August 25, 2015

Like usual before we get to the clever insights and dirt on Putin, you get a little geography lesson. This post will also include the last 1200 years of Moscow history downsized for Americans. It’s very exciting to have all of this local history coming to together in o...

August 24, 2015

Largest video screen in Moscow with Channel ad. The ads change periodically so we got this one by Chance.

Here is my response to some of your comments:

1.   Correct the grammatical errors:

Geoff has been assigned editor of the blog so in the future, all grammatical errors...

August 20, 2015

Four views from the center of Red Square. It is neither red, nor a sqaure but rather a black rectangle. We were there our first day in Moscow.

Before we get to the real news, I want you to know I have not seen anybody drinking vodka straight from drinking glasses beside...

August 18, 2015

First let’s start with our geography lessons for Americans. (In case you aren’t following every post: the Russian stereo type of Americans includes being fat, eating hamburgers and french fries, farting and burping in public, and not knowing geography.)

Kazan is Russia’...

August 13, 2015

Good thing I brought only skinny jeans on the trip. They are an excellent indicator for how much weight I have gained exactly half way into the 12 day Trans-Siberian Railroad. Walking between 8 cars to dining car C three times a day is not enough exercise to make up fo...

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Dale has lived in Santa Barbara, California since 2001. She began writing almost daily about her experiences from childhood in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Since then Dale has traveled throughout Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa and many of her published stories are about her travel experiences. Recently retired from the technical work world, she plans to devote more time to writing creative non-fiction. 

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