The island of Kizhi is a museum of the old ways. The fields are now cultivated as an exhibit. It's hard to imagine a tourist getting to Kizhi Island in Russia other than [...]
A river cruise in Russia offers great opportunities to get to know Russian culture, history, and people from St. Petersburg to Moscow and along the "Waterway of the Tsars" in between.
The city of Uglich provides some marvelous views on a Russia river cruise.
The center of Yaroslavl is a Unesco World Heritage site. In Russia, it's the only city other than Saint Petersburg where the entire center of the city has that designation.
We sailed on a Viking River Cruise Rhine cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam. The cruise itself, plus the optional shore excursions were great.
One of the disappointments of visiting towns like Breisach, Germany for a church art freak like me is that so much of Germany was destroyed during World War II.
Watching Shanghai's accelerated growth, as seen from the World Financial Center (the bottle opener) with the striking Jin Mao Tower in the foreground. Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of [...]
Rainbow over Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet Among our group of more than two dozen, we could feel the heightened attention as we landed at LXA, Lhasa Gonggar Airport in Tibet. This side trip [...]
No matter how many pictures one sees of the Great Wall, it is irresistible when seen in person. Our view. It’s complicated summing up a trip like our recent travels to China. When [...]
The interior of one of the wooden churches of the Maramures region that was transplanted to Bucharest. One of the best things about the Viking River Cruises we've taken are the tours organized [...]