Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Last Morning Walk in Sakhalin

for a while. This afternoon, we are being shipped off to Bangkok, Thailand, to apply for new Russian visas. This may sound a bit weird, but I’m not really happy about going to Thailand. I’ve never been there, and I’m … Continue reading

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Quiet Afternoon and a Little Quilting

After another morning with a long walk searching for the shop that sells envelopes and pens, I’m tired.  Even after a brief nap, it’s almost too much to formulate words for my online Scrabble games, or really pay attention to … Continue reading

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Maslenitsa – Goodbye To Winter

Sunday dawned bright and sunny – a perfect day to say goodbye to winter.  It was just March 17, but that’s the way they do it here…… with great winter fun. As David and I had already walked all over … Continue reading

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One Sunny Saturday In Sakhalin

Beautiful morning for a walk……. and Snoopy and I took full advantage of it.  How fortunate we are to have Gagarin Park right at the end of our street. The photos here were taken with my iPhone – admittedly not … Continue reading

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A Little Frayed At The Edges

Today was one of those days.  You get them in new countries where you don’t speak the language.  Everything is fine, and the people you really need to talk to understand you and you them, and then “the day” arrives. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For A Party

I just found out yesterday that Sunday will be a holiday – Maslenitsa. It is akin to Mardi Gras, the end of the pre-Lent week for the Orthodox Church.  There will be games and food and the amusement park in … Continue reading

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And I thought I’d walked A Lot On Sunday!

It was a good thing that I slept well Monday night. Tuesday morning, Snoopy and I set out to find the ATM, get some money, and then, hopefully, find the meat shop that the ladies in David’s office had mentioned. … Continue reading

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