Molly's Journey to the West

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Hello friends, I am back home in Minnesota. I arrived 3 days ago. As I write, I am sitting in my family’s porch, enjoying the view of the lake. It’s a sunny, hot morning. I can hear the bees flying about, foraging for pollen and nectar. The birds are chirping and the red-wing-black-birds are squawking. I can also hear crickets and frogs. These are the benefits of living next to a marsh… Read More

I made it to Moscow! Hello friends, I made it to Moscow! I’ve been here for 4 days and it has been quite the cosmopolitan experience. Before I indulge you with my city life, I’ll tell you some funny stories from my 4 day train ride from Irkutsck. Well, where I left you last, I was rushing to the train station to catch my 3am train. I got to the station on… Read More

Ulan-Ude’s train terminal. Hello friends, I’m back from Olkhon Island. I’m at the TransSib Hostel again waiting for my 3am train to Moscow. I have a few hours to kill, so why not catch you up with my life in Russia. I left Ulaanbaatar a week ago by train and spent 1.5 days reading (as I told you in my last post). Here are some shots of my trip from UB to… Read More

My friend Davaakhuu escorted me to the train station.¬†Goodbye Mongolia. Hello friends, as I write I am relaxing at TransSib Hostel in Irkusck, Russia. I got off the TransSiberian train this morning after 1.5 days of travel from Ulaanbaatar. Before I mention too much about the train, I’ll catch you up with the end of my Mongolia trip and Naadam! The last you heard of me was about Toro Band, the infamous… Read More