Eclipse ~ Oregon

Awesome to behold (from the Seattle Times, not my little camera).

Family and friends looking at "first contact" when the moon first starts to eclipse the sun.

Our site by the Madras Municipal Airport was on the line of maximum totality.

Trans-Siberian Express

A classic Soviet steam engine (P36 class) pulls our Golden Eagle train in a photo-op by Lake Baikal.
MOSCOW (Москва)

Before boarding the train, I had a couple of days to revisit Moscow,

Kamchatka

The strongest and fastest sled dogs are often some mix of Siberian huskies, Yakutian laikas, Siberian laikas, Kamchata or Chukotka sled dogs. This family had over fifty

Mongolia

Mongolian boy in front of his family's ger (aka yurt).
Our train from Moscow to Vladivostok (see separate post) took a detour down into Mongolia

Wales

Wales by rail.

I'd previously visited Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England, and I wanted to see the fourth part of the United Kingdom.

Switzerland

The ten hikers on my Switzerland trip by the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Big Rookie Mistake
Embarrassing. I should know better.
It's "Elementary Travel 101."

Tajikistan

Eastern Tajikistan's magnificent Pamir Mountains viewed from the Pamir Highway.

Tajikistan is the smallest of the seven "-stans." It's about the size of Greece or Illinois.

Afghanistan

In northern Afghanistan by the Panj River looking across to Tajikistan.

I first saw over two hundred miles of northern Afghanistan along the Panj River.

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