From Beijing to Moscow: blog entries on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Patrick Noren, in a series of blog entries, documents his fascinating 17-day trip on the Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Moscow. During the journey, Patrick lived in a yurt in Mongolia, dipped in Lake Baikal in Eastern Russia, and ate borsch with a communist on a train.

Nicaragua- and our relationship with it.

On this side of the Atlantic we tend to either ignore Central America – seeing it as too distant or irrelevant to our world – or clump it together with South America, seeing all Spanish-speaking nations as slight but ultimately unimportant variations of the same thing.