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India & Nepal, 3-21 April 2016

April 3, 2016 Sunday; The adventure begins with an hour and a quarter flight to Atlanta where we meet with Jim and Cynthia.  We have time for a short visit where Jim and Wayne reminisce about their time together in … Continue reading

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Tanzania 2016

29 January 2016 – Friday: Arusha, Tanzania Arriving late in the evening, we were taken directly to the beautiful African Tulip Hotel in Arusha where we spent the night.   30 January 2016 – Saturday:  Arusha, Tanzania After the hotel … Continue reading

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27 July 2014 – Sunday: Moscow

Today we wander out on our own since we decided not to sign up for any of the offered optional tours.  A grueling day of walking with a few photo stops.     All the Best, Wayne & Dianne  

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26 July 2014 – Saturday: Moscow

We arrive in Moscow after lunch.  After a bus tour of the city, we visit Red Square.  It is breathtaking.  The immense square is surrounded by beautiful buildings.  Standing proudly at one end is St. Basil’s Cathedral.  Along one side … Continue reading

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25 July 2014 – Friday: Uglich

We visited a Russian family in their home this morning.  They treated us to snacks and home-made “vodka” (something between brandy and grain alcohol).  It was actually tastier than some commercially produced vodkas which ofter resemble paint thinner.  They got … Continue reading

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24 July 2014 – Thursday: Yaroslavl

Approaching our destination we see many beautiful old buildings and churches on the banks o the river.  We are visiting the city of Yaroslavl.  Founded in 1010, the UNESCO world Heritage Site contains one of the most beautiful early churches. … Continue reading

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23 July 2014 – Wednesday: Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

We continue sailing this morning towards our next port-of-call.  There is a lecture on Russian History as we cruise the river.  We dock at Kuzino where Viking has built a replica of an early Viking fort.  We are entertained with … Continue reading

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22 July 2014 – Tuesday: Kizhi Island

The northern most point on our journey Kizhi is only a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle.  Located on Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe.  The Island’s settlements and churches date back to the 15th century.  Most … Continue reading

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21 July 2014 – Monday: Mandrogi

We start the day leisurely with lectures on board about Russian food culture and what to look for in gifts and typical souvenirs.  After lunch we arrive in Mandrogi.  This is an artificial village, a grouping of several old traditional … Continue reading

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20 July 2014 – Sunday: St. Petersburg

This morning was free time or optional tours.  We opted for the free time.  We took a short walk with some new found friends to a small convenience market not too far from the River Boat Port.  It was interesting … Continue reading

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