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Janaline's World Journey “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

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The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | Views [695]

I walked along the river from the Kremlin and was greeted by one of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia, the resurrected Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. It was originally commissioned after the defeat of Napoleon ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, janaline smalman, moscow, russia, travel


Novodevichy Convent on a cold autumn day in Moscow.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | Views [1038]

On a cold and rainy October day I headed out to visit the convent. I was told that you can not miss the convent as you get out of the metro, but that is probably if you get off at the right metro stop. I got off and found ... Read more >

Tags: cemetary, convent, janaline smalman, moscow, novodevichy, russia, travel


Izmaylovo Russian market and fur hats

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | Views [3695]

Izmaylovo market in the East of Moscow with its huge collection of souvenirs and Russian memorabilia is a must on a weekend! I have spent many weekends walking around here and exploring every nook and cranny of the market and its surrounding ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, izmaylovo, janaline smalman, market, moscow, russia, travel, vodka


Neighbour from HELL in Moscow!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | Views [1165]

I lived alone in my old Soviet flat for 3 weeks before I eventually got a flat mate. I was busy settling in, getting to know the area and spent a lot of evenings at home watching a bit of TV and studying some Russian after walking around the ... Read more >

Tags: apartment blocks, janaline smalman, moscow, neighbour, russia, travel


Saunas and the Russian countryside

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | Views [1107]

I have been fortunate to have some lovely Russian students and befriended a couple, Alexander and Anastasia. They invited me to come and visit them at their holiday house just outside of Moscow. So I took Friday off work and went ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, russia, sauna, tarusa, travel


Arriving in MOSCOW and need a cup of coffee

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | Views [785]

My Russian adventure started September 2010!  The unknown, the secretiveness of this city pulled me towards it. Since I can remember I have always been interested to find out what actually goes on behind the “iron curtain”. I grabbed at the chance ... Read more >

Tags: apartment block, coffee, janaline smalman, moscow, russia, travel


The quaint Kazan Cathedral on the Red Square

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | Views [1609]

As you enter the Red Square you are greeted by as the Resurrection Gate and the Iberian Chapel.   The Iberian Chapel is a tiny little chapel, no bigger than a small room where royalty used to pray before entering through the gate.... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, kazan cathedral, moscow, red square, russia, travel


How amazing to explore St Basils Cathedral!!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | Views [1207]

The first week I was in Moscow I had to explore the red square and my wonderings took me into St Basils Cathedral (with its ice-cream coloured onion domes), the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat.   I read that ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, janaline smalman, moscow, red square, russia, st basils, travel


Visiting Lenin's Mausoleum on the Red Square!!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 | Views [1776]

You cannot visit Moscow and not visit Lenin!!! Yes its a dead body but believe me he looks like a wax statue!And its FREE!!! The Red Square is rich in symbols of Russia's turbulent and intriguing past and one of the first things that drew ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, lenin, moscow, red square, russia, sightseeing, travel


Moscow Red Square a dream come true!!!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 10 Jun 2012 | Views [1095]

My Russia adventure has started!!!   The unknown, the secretiveness of this city pulled me towards it.   Moscow is a city of superlatives. It boasts the most billionaires, the most expensive cups of coffee, at £4 a cup this ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, red square, russia, sightseeing, travel


Travelling in Cambodia the country of genocide and temples.

VIETNAM | Sunday, 13 Sep 2009 | Views [3164] | Comments [1]

I know Cambodia is not at the top of everybody’s sightseeing list but I think it is an absolute must see. We took the bus from Saigon to Phnom Phen, a very dirty and bumpy 6-hour drive. We quickly learnt that toilets are nearly non-existent ... Read more >

Tags: angkor wat, cambodia, janline smalman, phnom pehn, siam reap, sianoukville, travel


My Vietnamese food experience

VIETNAM | Saturday, 12 Sep 2009 | Views [3655] | Comments [3]

You can’t help but fall in love with Vietnamese cooking or drinks.   Its hot most of the time, well it only cools off a bit during rainy season and only for the hour or two that it’s raining.   I fell in love with Vietnamese ... Read more >

Tags: food, janaline smalman, saigon, travel, vietnam


My FIRST Baseball experience in Tokyo-Japan

JAPAN | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1330]

Japanese people take their sports activities very seriously, and baseball is no exception, it’s a very big event for them. I got 2 season tickets to the Giants vs. Swallows game held at Tokyo dome as a present from one of my students. The ... Read more >

Tags: baseball, janaline smalman, japan, tokyo, travel


The Romantic city of DALAT in Vietnam!!

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [5598]

I spent 3 days in September up in the mountains at Dalat in Vietnam with 2 of my friends…. it was great!! Dalat lies in the central highlands and is surrounded with lakes, waterfalls, forests and beautiful gardens. The weather in September ... Read more >

Tags: dalat, janaline smalman, travel, vietnam


Road tripping on my mototbike!!

VIETNAM | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [971]

Road tripping with my motorbike to destinations outside of Saigon was one of my hobbies while living there.   One long weekend I drove up to Cat Tien national park north of Saigon.   It was supposed to be a 4-hour drive on my motorbike, ... Read more >

Tags: cat tien, janaline smalman, motorbike, national park, saigon, travel, vietnam


Saigon, city in the sun!!

VIETNAM | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [698]

I lived in Saigon, Vietnam for a year and loved it.     Saigon is a world where old and new competes to survive in this dense populated city. It’s a city filled with skyscrapers, ancient temples, motorbikes, people on ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, motorbike, saigon, travel, vietnam


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