• Aurora Borealis in Murmansk Russia

Valentine’s Day Under The Aurora Borealis In Murmansk

Valentine’s Day seems to inspire couples across the world. I think I feel a bit old because Valentine’s day does not evoke the same blur of emotion that it once did. We don’t go out [...]


I don’t know how many of you have been to Vietnam but I do know that I was there a little over a month back. I’m not the most observant person and usually choose to [...]

  • The State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg Russia

Art Can Unite The World Under One Roof!

I was sitting and sipping a coffee with my friend Janet and her parents when I first heard about the State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg Russia. What caught my attention was the enthusiasm in [...]

  • Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg

A Touch Of History And A Dash Of Beauty

I was wondering what to start writing about when it came to St. Petersburg in Russia and then I decided to write about one of the places that caught my eye from the moment I [...]

  • Living In The Arctic

A Delicious Taste Of The Arctic life!

Living in the Arctic for me is the stuff of dreams but for some it is the fuel for nightmares. I guess it is all on perspective. Since I’m the one writing let’s just shift [...]


Russia is definitely a land of surprises. After Shawn’s surprise chance to work in Siberia came my chance to visit Russia in general though that wasn’t as surprising. We spent our first few days in [...]

  • North Wind

Intertwining My Fingers With The North Wind

Intertwining my fingers with the North wind was not one of my sanest moments but I am getting ahead of myself. Let me rewind a bit and tell you about how I got into this [...]

  • Working in Siberia

My Experience Working in Siberia

My adventure in Siberia started out as a surprise. One day my manager came to me and informed me that there was an opportunity for a 4 months operational exposure and asked me if [...]

THINGS TO DO IN CAT BA: Experience beauty up close!

Vietnam has often been represented by a stretch of coast called Halong Bay. Interestingly enough this bay is compromised of numerous islands that have a karst topography. It is a landscape that has been admired [...]