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On Being A Monk

So today is Sunday, and I thought I would write about the religious aspects of my trip to Armenia.

It’s kind of funny that although I don’t really pay a lot of attention to religion, I sure spent a whole lot of time inside churches and other religious sites while visiting Armenia. I did this, […]

taxis

Just a random observation: Since moving to Germany I have taken more taxis than I took in my entire life prior to moving to Germany.

It’s 6,50€ (tip included) from the Weimar Bahnhof to home.

Free Market Transportation

Marshrutka

Originally uploaded by elmada.

The most impressive thing about Kyiv was it’s free market.

Katya was a master of this—for example, we had taken the subway out from the center of the city to the stop nearest her house, where we were to take bus number 487 to her house. The bus […]

Driving in the Ukraine

Ukrainian Pride

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Every so often I have had pause to consider the driving in any of the places I have visited. Mind you that in most of the 21 nations I have visited I have either only taken public transportation, or I have only ridden in cars driven by […]

Party Animals

So last night we went out to Antti’s flat, drank a couple store bought beverages (less expensive than bar purchased beverages), and then headed out to a bar, where we stayed for awhile.

On our way home we took a taxi and along the way the taxi was stopped by the police and the taxi […]