June 2014 archive

Returning Home

We are just a couple of days from the end of a 10+ week vacation during which we visited England, Israel and Russia. We left home on April 21 and then spent 10 days in Israel, visiting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and making side trips from each city. It was a remarkable experience and we …

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Russia, June 2014. St Petersburg

This is the final post (again, a little late) on our twelve day trip to Russia and covers the final three days in St Petersburg before we returned to England yesterday (June 24). Enjoy! On Saturday (June 21) we started our time in St Petersburg with a visit to the Hermitage. It is impossible to …

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Russia, June 2014. The Waterways of the Czars.

This is the second post from our visit to Russia. This covers the cruising portion of the trip between Moscow and St Petersburg, taking five days. Once again, I am afraid that the length is a little overwhelming but we have seen such a lot and it is difficult (for me) to summarize it adequately …

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Russia, June 2014. Moscow.

As a result of the intermittent WiFi availability on our current trip, this (and future blogs) will suffer a few days delay in publication! We apologize for this – and for the minimal editing (therefore extensive prose) of the posts. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy. The tour started on Thursday June 12.   We are …

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Three Americans in Yorkshire

To steal a line from Garrison Keillor: It’s been a slow two weeks here in Ilkley. Since I last posted, Molly has returned to Ilkley from her sibling reunion “Down South”, we have enjoyed meals out with family and friends, we have walked a little and cycled a little – and simply followed our normal …

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