Archive: September 18, 2005 - September 24, 2005

Ulan Ude: Buryatia and the Giant Lenin Head

Our last night in Chita offered a little more excitement than we expected. We were enjoying a relaxing evening, drinking beer and snacking on dried fish with Pasha, Vika and some friends of theirs, when Vika asked to see our...

By Lisa Dickey | September 24, 2005; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (2)

Tell Us Where to Go!

We've been on the road for just over three weeks, and have already visited four of our 11 cities. At this rate, we could whip on through the rest of them and be home just after Halloween. But there's a...

By Lisa Dickey | September 22, 2005; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (45)

Chita: Scenes from Lenin Street, 10 Years Later

For the past couple of days, David and I have been wandering along Lenin Street, Chita's main thoroughfare. In 1995, we did a whole story about the sights, sounds and smells of the street -- and ten years later, I'm...

By Lisa Dickey | September 21, 2005; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (6)

Chita: Fifteen More Minutes of Fame

Ten years ago, Gary and I had our 15 minutes of fame in Chita when a local TV station sent a reporter to interview us. It was the only city where we provoked such local interest, and we felt like...

By Lisa Dickey | September 21, 2005; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (7)

Chita: A Prediction Involving a Spanish Man

In late August, a few days before launching this trip, I learned that the couple we'd stayed with in Chita in 1995 had moved to St. Petersburg. So I stopped by their apartment there to get the scoop. Now that...

By Lisa Dickey | September 20, 2005; 5:13 AM ET | Comments (4)


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