Category: Travelogue

Love Lost: Moscow 0

Love Lost: Moscow

The moment I took the final step up the wide staircase and reached the third floor of the MS Sergei Yesenin, I stopped and looked out the window of the door leading to the...

Underground 1

Underground

That night on the boat I finished reading the yellowed pages of Notes from the Underground. I looked over the railing of the ship’s upper deck into the Moscow River, feeling the warm June...

A Dream Come True 0

A Dream Come True

Johanna had been waiting for this moment a long time. A day before, the 40-year-old woman from Holland had talked about her love of Russian literature. Earlier that day, she had mentioned she studied...

Looking for Igor in Moscow 2

Looking for Igor in Moscow

It was somewhere on a bridge over a canal in the middle of Moscow. We realized Igor wasn’t there. Standing on the steel and concrete path above the water, the seven of us looked...

Flying to Dublin, Ireland 0

Flying to Dublin

The huge plane seemed to float over the Irish coast and then over the outskirts of Dublin, a beautiful capitol city, at 8:30 AM. It was light outside. The people in the large middle...

MoMA and the Met in NYC 0

MoMA and the Met in NYC

It was Wednesday, May 2. I had arrived in New York City, or more precisely lower Manhattan, the night before. I got up on Wednesday morning and ate a big breakfast (eggs, sausage, yogurt,...