FC: RUSSIA | 1990-2010 | THEN AND NOW
1: My Trip to my country of RUSSIA!
2: Religion | Travelling | With GLAMOR | Russian Art
3: WHAT? WHAT? This is for show though!
4: Pride in the Russian Crown! | Our Achievements!
5: Just a Bit too much
6: The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 was the biggest nuclear explosion in history, in Ukraine. Explosion radiation ruined over thousands of lives but the true heroes to help stop were the firemen and soldiers who died in seconds from radiation but used their lives to help.
7: Good Eats & Fashion | As I visited Russia, I enjoyed several Russian Cuisines and fashion. I learned that Russian food and Russian wear such as the hat is a true meaning to the Russian style of today.
8: on top of | Times Have Changed...
9: Russia has many significant sites that mean a lot to it's citizens such as the memorial for Chernobyl and the golden wall of the society.
11: Religion in Russia came a long way.
12: -First Day- When I first arrived, I of course visited Moscow with it's phenomonal styles of food and art. I ate a Russian famous dish known as 'Plov.' I met many friendly Russian gentlemen who was interested in dealing business with me. They began selling me Russia's finest vodka and I accepted; I tell you, when I first took a slight sip from a glass of the vodka, my body shifted and felt sensational! After that, I noticed many signs of a celebration being taken; Russia Day or some religious holiday. Anyway, there was many fireworks and glory to this matter, I enjoyed all of it! | -Second Day One other fascination I encountered during my trip throughout a variety of places in Russia was the Orthodox Cathedral. Man...when I first took my step inside, everything was golden! It was as a different world, a place I have never experienced by just standing in front of it all, it was glorious to my country and to my heart. And suddenly, the most spectacular thing happen: this man, seemed as a priest, dressed in all red, came up to me and used signs to me, wanting me to follow him. We went into this room with a bunch of other priest encircling this...cane that was stuck into a stone. The man I had followed stopped behind me. I just knew...this was my time and so I walked up slowly, marched slowly towards the middle of the circle. I took a kneel, closed my eyes and took intense moments of what has Russia gone through... At last, I used haste to stand up straight, took a solid step back and used all my strength to pull the cane out of the stone! The cane was high in the air upon my grasp, light shined on all!
13: -Third Day- This day I decided to take a breath and visit....Chernobyl, the sight of the biggest nuclear explosion in history. It was actually outside from Russia in Ukraine. It was a foggy day and when I came along a hill and then down, the sight...slowly appeared. Chernobyl; I couldn't believe my eyes, my mind going through loops of what happened here, what actually happened, it was..astonishing. And all around the sight, it really hit me; there were...stone figures.....figures of firemen, ambulance, scientist, and just ordinary people. Their face expressions, horrified and shocked, really brought a meaning to this remarkable history. I took a kneel and just closed my eyes, looking back to the time of when we really suffered, I will always remember this.
17: Backpacking took us to many beautiful verdant places. Our granola bars kept u alive during long walks.
18: Gepetto's Shop
19: There were many street artists who were very talented. Too bad our backpacks had no space for artwork.
20: being silly
21: ...and sometimes bad.
23: Eating gelato, meeting strangers, living in hostels, walking along coastlines, sleeping on trains, going to festivals, eating authentic foods, learning transportation systems, buying groceries; It was all a great experience, despite the rainy days, getting lost, and taking trains in wrong directions. Immersing in different cultures taught us a lot and opened our eyes to a little bit more of the world around us.