St. Petersburg, Russia – Starting Class
Apr 18

St. Petersburg, Russia – Starting Class
By Dave

In many ways St. Petersburg is like most cities; people, buildings, cafes, restaurants, metro, etc, but you do start to notice little differences after only a few days. For example, on the metro, at peak hours, only women sit, as it is too crowded for there ever to be a free seat for a man to sit down. Also, the old women who sit often have their eyes closed in order to rest, while many others read a book or newspaper.

St. Petersburg, Russia – Arriving in Foreign Territory
Apr 17

St. Petersburg, Russia – Arriving in Foreign Territory
By Dave

After a long flight, Courtney and I arrived at the Russian airport at around noon on Saturday, their time. Unfortunately, our bags did not. I was not surprised, as we had originally sent them to Helsinki, and then asked that they be sent directly to St. Petersburg, which they said they had done. I figured there had been a mix up, and that they would arrive tomorrow from a later flight.

Apr 12

Vicky Bungee Jumps
By Vicky

Vicky goes bungee jumping in New Zealand while simultaneously assuaging the fears of the teenage boy (her friend’s younger brother) beside her!

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Cruise
Apr 7

Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Cruise
By Vicky

  This March 27th marked the 100th anniversary of the cherry blossoms. A gift of the Japanese to deepen the friendship between both nations, the 2000 trees line the perimeter of the Tidal Basin and are in full bloom in the spring. With the bloom…

National Cathedral Washington DC – Photo of the Week
Mar 26

National Cathedral Washington DC – Photo of the Week
By Vicky

Angelic National Cathedral on Wisconsin, walkable from our apartment on Connecticut Avenue.

Pizzeria Paradiso DC Restaurant Review
Mar 26

Pizzeria Paradiso DC Restaurant Review
By Dave

Overall Experience: After lunch at Ping Pong as well as a stroll through African Art  Vicky and I finished the day (and weekend) having dinner with our mutual friends Ryan and Sarah. We have not seen them in quite some time and it was good to catch up….