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My wife, Julie, holding our smoked omul in Listvyanka, Russia.

Smoked Omul, Babushkas, and Lake Baikal

“Should we try it?” my wife and I said to each other, apprehension on our faces. All around us stood old babushkas, heads covered in checkered red scarves, the deep canyons that covered their haggard faces indicativ...
by Jim Cheney

A waterfall on the White River with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: April 3, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel-related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great, put a comment below, send me a link through the Contact page, or ...
by Jim Cheney


The port of Sochi, Russia, as seen from the top deck of the ferry at sunset.

Sochi, Russia: Beaches, Bikinis, and…the Winter Olympics?

In less than a year, the 2014 Winter Olympics will put the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, on the map. Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations for Russians, Sochi barely registers on the international...
by Jim Cheney