Monthly Archives: November 2015

Church on Spilled Blood — Dazzling Sight on the Griboyedov Canal

When we walked outside our apartment to the edge of the Griboyedov Canal in central St. Petersburg and saw the onion domes of the Church on Spilled Blood about a kilometer in the distance, we knew we were in Russia. … Continue reading

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Conflans-Sainte-Honorine — Easy day trip from Paris with big payoff.

This charming barge port on the Seine is a quick train ride from St. Lazare station. ¬†Unlike many great Paris day trips there are no train changes or bus connections; this trip offers an easy and dramatic change of pace … Continue reading

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