Trekking with Becky
Photo Friday:  Red Square – Day and Night

Photo Friday: Red Square – Day and Night

You haven’t really been to Moscow if you haven’t made the trek to Red Square. Next to the Kremlin, Red Square is what I believe to be the heart of Moscow, or even the heart of Russia. A post dedicated to…

Photo Friday: Japanese Countryside Bridge and Castle in Iwakuni

Photo Friday: Japanese Countryside Bridge and Castle in Iwakuni

Iwakuni – 岩国 – is a small city in Yamaguchi Prefrecture with a beautifully reconstructed countryside bridge and castle.  It’s really off the beaten path, but Iwakuni’s accessible via the Shinkansen.  It was a peaceful escape from reality, and it’s an…

What I Learned about the Russian Santa Claus

What I Learned about the Russian Santa Claus

Red Square is incredible no matter what time of year you visit.  It’s the best place to give you the I’m really in Moscow feeling, but the other day, I learned a lot about the Russian Santa.  I wouldn’t have…

Photo Friday:  St. Petersburg Palace Square at Night

Photo Friday: St. Petersburg Palace Square at Night

You can’t go to St. Petersburg without trekking to Palace Square, which is the city’s central square, and seeing the Winter Palace, also known as The Hermitage, at night.  It was the official residence of the Russian tsars from 1732-1917,…

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