2011 Memories

There are a number of reasons why 2011 is memorable for me on a personal level. Most importantly, my family have their health. I felt real pride to be from Waterford over the summer for two reasons – one was the Tall Ships festival which the city hosted in July. This was an amazing spectacle, … Continue reading 2011 Memories

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Moscow: World of Hats, Metro Employees and Funny Alphabet

  24-29 January 2011 Moscow really impressed me. I had expected a much older, decrepit, Lada filled, Soviet-town, but in some ways Moscow is a very Western city. There's an incredible metro system; tons of Western brands and shops and money talks. It confuses your brain. It's full of contradictions. You look at the Cyrillic street … Continue reading Moscow: World of Hats, Metro Employees and Funny Alphabet