Tar, Brushes, and Russians

“There are two types of people who visit us:  Tourists, and travellers.  A tourist visits another country and looks for what makes him feel at home.  A traveller comes, accepts what is different, and adapts.  Travellers are always welcome guests to Russia.”  – Liliana, Intourist guide We were […]

The Blue Gypsy

She entered our lives in 1972, all shiny “Sea Blue” and white plastic interior.  As I recall, this was the first and, indeed, the only new vehicle our mom ever bought.  Though seatbelt laws were not yet enacted and we had spent many happy road trips drifting around […]