RUSSIA: Moscow

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
RUSSIA: Moscow

Somehow I missed a rescheduled flight in my emails, and showed up at the airport seven hours too early only to become embroiled in an aviation mystery to be solved. Luckily I managed to figure things out before having to purchase a new ticket for $250. That would have stung a lot. I arrived in […]

RUSSIA: St. Petersburg – White Nights

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 16 Comments
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg – White Nights

Riding from the airport in the wee hours I watched a colorful sunrise at 3:45 am as we sped toward downtown St. Petersburg. Ringing the bell at my hostel received no response so I went in search of some sustenance of the 24-hour variety. Burger King was shut, but the ever-dependable kebab joint was open […]

GREECE: Mykonos

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 14 Comments
GREECE: Mykonos

It’s not exactly clear why I came to this island other than the fact that it is one of the most visited of the Greek islands. I don’t drink or party, and that is one of the major pastimes here on Mykonos. All the better since you can spend a fortune on overpriced drinks. Also […]

GREECE: Santorini

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
GREECE: Santorini

Santorini is a thoroughly enticing volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is one of the Cyclades, and was devastated by the eruption of a massive volcano in the 16th. century B.C. Perched on the cliffs, Fira and Oia, the two prominent cities of the island, stand watch over the enormous underwater crater called the […]