A Traveler’s Question: What do they know that I don’t?

I am immensely fortunate to serve on West Texas A&M University’s Study Abroad Committee. It’s so much fun being involved in WT’s efforts to provide students and faculty with educational opportunities outside of the United States. A couple of weeks ago, our Study Abroad coordinator asked if I would write a short essay for the Featured … Continue reading

Trans Mongolian Railway

After our stay in Listvyanka, Russia (see my previous post), my travel partner and I caught a public bus and rode back north to Irkutsk, where we returned to the train station and awaited our departure on the Trans Mongolian Railway. We had a late departure — 10:10 p.m. — so we spent several hours … Continue reading

Siberia’s Lake Baikal

My previous post was about taking a trip on the fabled Trans Siberian Railway. My travel partner and I didn’t go all the way across to Vladivostok, though — we decided to get off of the train in Irkutsk, Russia. We wanted to spend a few days viewing the world’s oldest and deepest lake, which is … Continue reading