Sunday, July 27, 2014

And now guess where I am?

and now?

It’s … Big Ben. I'm not sure but it seems to me that it should be somewhere else, not in Irkutsk and even not in Russia. Mmmm, very strange …

I had a rest on the fountain, sprinkled my head with water. It’s too hot these days… I looked left and …saw ... the sculpture of the Thinker near. Mmmmm, I thought the Thinker to be kept in France. Oh?!

I sat on his knees and started thinking. But the puzzle in my head hadn't been solved. Really a strange place. So, I’ll think of it tomorrow (as Scarlet O’Hara said).

I continued my walking around Irkutsk.
This is a sculpture of a tourist; many of them come to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal every year.

And here is a funny fountain. Children are running on it, they’re happy to get wet in such a hot day. 

What a wonderful day it has been! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Off for a walk around Irkutsk

Today I was walking around the city and came across two children reading a funny book. 
It was in Russian but I looked at the pictures and a serious book of kindness.

Natalia took me to see three monkeys sitting on  a bench. It’s very strange. I saw them earlier but where? On the Internet, I think. They allowed me to take pictures with them

Then I went to explore the rest of the square. I looked at the flower beds with colorful flowers 

After that I chatted with a merry cow. There is a dental clinic near here and its owner is sure that drinking milk every day helps being healthy.

Not far from the cow I saw two cupids and the sculpture of mum and daughter.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I've arrived at the home of Natalia.
Oh so happy..... in the arms of - 'what's it's name'?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

On my way

to Irkutsk
Had a quick look at the map before I left - that is a long, long way to go!

Should be there in a few days.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

At last....

This morning - I'm back from a loooong trip around U.S.A. 
Thank you Kristin for all your trouble - I never saw the light of day in Florida!
Now it's off to Russia with Love.
Just a couple of hours sitting in the sunshine in Yanchep before I start travelling again.

This afternoon at the Post Office
Passport stamped & I'm off - xxxxx

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Oh, dear!!

Another day with an empty post-box.