When I last left off, I was writing postcards and Erich and Ricki were getting ready for bed. That was true, except… there was some real, palpable tension that night. I noticed it when I returned from Russia. Ricki seemed a bit aloof and that only seemed to intensify once we reached Florence. She was […]
Month: May 2019
Europe 2019 Part 7: Italy or Bust!
We were all up early that Tuesday morning. Although I had just gotten back to London two days earlier, Erich and Ricki had been there a week already. Russia had been an add on trip for me. While it would have been nice to spend more time in London, I didn't regret my visit to … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 7: Italy or Bust!
Europe 2019 Part 6: London Underground
I hadn't really experienced the apartment we were staying in until arriving back from Russia, as I had only been there briefly that first night. But it seemed like a bad choice from the moment we got there. When we first arrived, we encountered a make-shift shrine against a tree just down from the entrance … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 6: London Underground
Europe 2019 Part 5: Borscht Wishes From Russia! London is Calling
I was up early that morning. Since I hadn't seen Elnur the day before and since it was my last day in Russia, Elnur and I met for breakfast after he got off of work. He wanted me to take a cab to a place near to where he worked. It seemed close enough and … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 5: Borscht Wishes From Russia! London is Calling
Europe 2019 Part 4: A Private Tour for One
One of the things I wanted to do while in St Petersburg was visit Catherine Palace (the Summer Palace of the Romanov family). However, it is about an hour south of town in a place called Pushkin. The only way I could think to get there (I didn't think the Yanex Taxi / Uber would … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 4: A Private Tour for One