Italy ~ Amalfi Coast

Rain in Ravello with Caroline.

Based at a modest agriturismo farm in San Lazarro, I joined a dozen nice Brits for hikes around the Amalfi Coast.


Dramatic Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Pakistan was phenomenal. It was one of the friendliest countries I've ever visited.

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,


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


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 by rail.

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


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."

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