Thoughts of an Expat I had an epiphany while putting this post together. Why is there such a fight over the rights of a woman to be able to have an abortion? I believe it perfectly understandable if the mother is at risk, but in the reality of things how often does this happen? It’s … More Mirror Reflections – Kenya and Russia
Photo by Steve McCurry Life in Sri Lanka It is early in the morning, around 5:30 am, and the sun is about to rise. Though a cool pre-monsoon breeze is blowing, the sun will be beating down mercilessly by midday. The stilt fishermen of Kathaluwa have already assumed their lofty positions, balancing two metres above … More Mirror Reflections – Sri Lanka & Russia
Sunrise to Sunset Second Edition Amursky Bay in Vladivostok, Russia The Chinese name of Vladivostok is “Haishenwei”. In Japanese, the name of the city is “Urajiosutoku”. 1. In 1912, Vladivostok was the first city in the Asian part of Russia where trams appeared. 2. The most famous bay of Vladivostok, Golden Horn, has the same … More Sunrise to Sunset – Vladivostok and Maine
There are 9 time zones in Russia Up until 2010 there were 11 time zones in Russia, the decision was made to drop two of them. Here’s a sunset from the zones starting from Magadan and finishing in Kaliningrad Magadan, Russia Vladivostok, Russia Yakutsk, Russia Irkutsk, Russia Krasnoyarsk, Russia Omsk, Russia Ekaterinburg, Russia Moscow, Russia … More How many time zones are there in Russia?
The Russian city of Vladivostok harboured the main naval base of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, which meant that the city was closed to foreigners during the Soviet years. Its military status meant that it was an ideal location for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in November 1974 between Leonid Brezhnev and Gerald Ford, one of … More Russian Twin Pyramids?