#HermitageMuseum Tag

I love it when I look back and see my life as a trajectory which makes sense, even though along the way, it felt chaotic and happenstance. I recently visited the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and one of my favorite rooms had Harmony in...

Welcome to Russia - Immigration - Our welcome to Russia was more of an anti-welcome. After just visiting Scandinavia where natural beauty and friendly faces reigned, the contrast was stark. When I went ashore in Scandinavia, I could go directly into the countries. For Russia, I needed...