Russia and Czech 2004

Joined David on his RTW trip
Learned to speak and read Russian
which became very useful
St. Petersburg is amazing
Moscow is alive and a bit scary
Prague has beautiful architecture

Helsinki, Finland

Ynyuu Ynyu?

My next task: pimp McCoy

Finnish market

Hermitage in St. Petersburg

Da, it's me!

Peterhof panorama: gold and water mix

Those Russians had some bling

Nice manicured gardens

Standing in the square

Along Nevsky Prospect

Russians supersize too

Matryoshka dolls galore

Signature onion domes

AMAZING panorama!

Peter and Paul Cathedral


Boat ride on canal was so fun

Train to Moscow

St. Basil

The Unknown Soldier

My favourite building in Moscow

Can't get enough of those domes

"Red Square"

In the Kremlin

The cannon that never fired

Writing on the dome

Old church

Off to Czech Republic

Drinkin' in Cesky Krumlov

Surrounded by a river

Astronomical Clock in Prague

City was well preserved

...but too many tourists

Somber Jewish cemetary

An hour trip to Kutna Hora

Beautiful town

Also went to bone ossuary

Great walk

And cute streets

Student burned to protest communism

Great buildings, old and new