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Today, I'm the featured blogger in Oleg Barmin's journal. You can see a few photos from the village in which I lived in the Kostroma region. I will write a big story about the experience, and some of the villagers I met. However, now I'm completely buried in legal work after two weeks away from the office. :( It's always so hard to adjust back to normal desk life after all of these adventures. Spin into a state of depression for many weeks each time I return.

Pleasant evening to all!

Originally posted by freedom at Американка путешествует по России!
В Живом Журнале есть уникальный блогер. Шэннон - американка, но она путешествует по России и рассказывает всему миру о нашей стране. Шэннон читают в России и в Америке!

Доброго дня всем! Меня зовут Шэннон peacetraveler22, и сегодня я буду рада рассказать вам о моём блоге и моих путешествиях. Я американка, родилась и всю свою жизнь живу в штате Вирджиния. Я изучала русский язык в течение полугода, но я понимаю его и говорю на нём очень плохо. Поэтому если это возможно, то пожалуйста, пишите мне на английском, или же мы можем общаться, переводя с помощью Google translate, но он иногда переводит с ошибками. Одна из моих читательниц любезно согласилась перевести этот пост на русский, что вы все могли его понять.

Главная цель моего журнала - построить "мост", а не стену, между обычными американцами и россиянами, помочь нам понять лучше, как живут обычные люди каждой из этих стран.

Мир очень разный и интересный. Он полон загадок, радостей и печалей. Именно поэтому, больше всего на свете я люблю путешествовать. Выбираясь в каждую новую страну, чувствовать пульс её культуры и народа. Для меня не было страны загадочнее, чем Россия. Я выросла в конце Холодной войны и хорошо помню распад Советского союза: танки, большие демонстрации, настоящий хаос в Москве и других местах. Русские для нас были противниками, но я сама никогда их не считала врагами, любой нормальный человек умеет отделять политику и жизнь обычных людей.






1. В первый раз я побывала в России в феврале 2013-го года, и с тех пор я посетила её еще три раза. За последние 2 года я узнала много нового о России и её жителях! И узнала я это не только из моих путешествий в различные части страны, но и от моих замечательных читателей, которые постоянно обучают меня новым вещам.





2. Последняя поездка, из которой я только что вернулась, была наиболее экзотичной! Я открыла для себя новые города, погуляла в чаще непроходимого русского леса, и переночевала одна в старом деревянном доме в деревне, где не было ни электричества, ни удобств. В ближайшие недели я напишу пост с моими впечатлениями об этом опыте, а пока вот вам фото этого домика в лесу, где мне довелось переночевать.





3. Оказавшись в деревне, веди себя как местный! Обычно для этого требуется топор. :)





4. Лучшая часть любого путешествия – это люди, которых вы встречаете на своем пути, как, например, эта пожилая пенсионерка. Чудесная бабушка! Она показала мне все свои медали, оставшиеся с советских времен, и рассказала о своей семье. Подобно многим старикам в деревне, ее жизнь была наполнена разнообразными тяготами. Скоро я расскажу вам ее историю в своем блоге.





5. Самые запомнившиеся люди в этой поездке – это деревенские алкаши! Их я никогда не забуду. Вся их жизнь вращается вокруг бутылки водки, но тем не менее, они оказались добрыми, дружелюбными и заботливыми хозяевами.





6. Множество людей часто спрашивают меня "Почему Россия"? Я могу позволить себе поехать в гораздо более приятные места, останавливаться в хороших гостиницах. Но это полная скука! В России всегда есть что-то интересное! Жизненные головоломки, которые приходится решать, новый опыт в каждой поездке, и постоянные взрывы мозга из-за отсутствия инфраструктуры и социальных взаимодействий в целом.

Путешествия в зимнее время бывают сопряжены с определенными трудностями, но я большой любитель и снега, и мороза! Передвигаться пешком затруднительно как в крупных городах, так и в небольших поселках из-за плохого состояния дорог. Я никогда не пойму, почему в России не могут очистить тротуары от снега и льда!





7. По тегу "Russia" в моём блоге вы найдёте разные истории о моих путешествиях по России. А еще у меня есть истории и про другие места, в том числе страны бывшего советского блока.  Во время моего последнего путешествия сразу же по прибытии в Москву мы с одним из моих российских друзей сели в машину и отправились в длинное путешествие, в рамках которого мы посетили Суздаль, Иваново, Плес, Юрьевец, пару маленьких деревушек в Костромской области, Солигалич, Тотьму, Вологду и Ярославль.

В скором времени я выложу мои впечатления обо всех этих городах. Не стесняйтесь подписываться на мой журнал peacetraveler22 чтобы не пропустить обновления!





8. Россия – страна для сильных духом и жадных до приключений! Здесь невозможно соскучиться, и я уверена, что еще вернусь!





В какую часть России мне поехать в следующий раз? Пожалуйста, задавайте вопросы!



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krambambyly
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
Думаю лучше в Алтай, чудный край.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:52 pm (UTC)
Спасибо, я люблю горы!
Thanks, I love mountains!
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dubovich
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)

Very nice! The portrait photo is beautiful, such bright blue eyes!

peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's good to have friends who are professional photographers, and in this photo I have a lot of make-up on. It's unusual for me. :) Btw, in the post on freedom.livejournal.com, someone told me I look very old - 100 years! :)) I can't understand the constant criticism of women's appearance here on LJ, esp. since my blog is not about "girly" things like fashion, relationships, sex, fitness...as is the case with so many other female bloggers on LJ.

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subbotin68
Mar. 17th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Ну наконец-то на русском! Гуглопереводчик делает из Ваших текстов что - то неудобоваримое.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:04 pm (UTC)
That post was translated by some of my Russian friends. I can't write in the language very well - it's impossible for me and I don't trust online translators to properly convey my English words. Esp. with grammar, which is important to me.
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pin_gwin
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
BTW - PM Medvedev just ordered to phase out platz-card trains. So you got in touch with something that will soon become a history!!!
Well - if you have guts to afford that, I may suggest a travel to North Pole. Russia claimed it as there territory ( Canada disagree though) but anyway, it may be very interesting and unusual.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:04 pm (UTC)
To the North Pole or Arctic is my dream! But it's a very expensive expedition. :(
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anatol_chita
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
I think tat you should visit Transbaikal Region. Chita-city in may, when all the hills painted in color bagulovy. This rosemary blooms.Or september, when everywhere you will see gold - trees, grass... And what beautiful sunsets we have ... You can came to our city from China or Mongolia, by plane or small bus.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
How about the Circum-Baikal Railway? Have you been on this train? I think autumn will be a good time to travel to Russia, but I have always traveled there in winter, the month of February.
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subbotin68
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
I want to ask you, as a carrier izyka: corresponds to the text of the video here, or not?

peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know! I was not in the Bronx in the 80's. I was a young child then and, in general, I don't like the NYC area.
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drfunfrock
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)
I think it will be interesting to visit Ural region. It's real different.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
I have many readers there, esp. in Yekaterinburg. I was once offered a job to go teach English in the Urals region, but it did not pay enough money and it was a six month assignment. Too long for me to live in Russia.
tropical_degree
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:35 pm (UTC)
Советую поехать в Республику Саха и на Сахалин.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
So far away!! :)) I used to have a reader there, but he left to go fight the battle in Eastern Ukraine.

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notabler
Mar. 17th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
It's nice that guys translated your posts, I hope many nice people will read them and post some nice comments, not trolls
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have many kind readers! For them I've very grateful. A few trolls came into the post on Oleg's blog, but not many.
sineglazzka2301
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:17 pm (UTC)
When I was at school, I was very impressed with the story of an American girl, Samantha Smith. It was a popular story back then (at least, in school English textbooks:)). It said that the girl was so frightened that Russians would actually destroy America with their atomic bombs, that she whote a letter to Russian leader (Brezhnev at the time, if I am not mistaken) and he invited her to Russia, so that she could see with her own eyes that Russians were good and friendly people. I don't know if the story was really true (for Soviet leaders had always been experts in propaganda), but as a child, I was deeply impressed.
You remind me of this story, with all you efforts to build bridges to strange and remote corners of the world, and to find something good in every person, place or event. So I'm really thankful to you for your posts.
Of course, you are always welcome in Ekaterinburg, though there isn't much interesting to see here. So, maybe you should explore Syberia or East next time?

peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It is a big compliment to be compared to Samantha Smith. I know the story of this young girl, and it is true. Her mom in living in the U.S., in the State of Maine. Alexander and I tried to meet with her a few years ago when we visited this area, but unfortunately she was out of town. Next time I'm in Maine, I will contact her to see if she is willing to meet with me. It would be a wonderful story for my blog. :)
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ruslanviktorov
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hi Shannon, I wrote to you, when once again we will gather, write me, my wife and friends will show you some absolutely stunning places! 'll wait for your report!
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hello, thanks for the invitation! I'm very rarely in Moscow, only to arrive and depart at the airport. I do not like this city. It is too busy, crowded and chaotic for me. I'm a country girl, and prefer rural areas. :))
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ms_sh
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
You should visit Baikal Lake! it's wonderful
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
Is it better to visit in winter or summer? For me, I think winter is more interesting because of the amazing frozen ice. I was going to go to Siberia during the last journey, but I ran out of time. It is so far away!
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a_nimaida
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
Shannon if you're going to Siberia, you do not need to choose the autumn and winter.
I lived in Siberia. There's awfully cold! Simply unbearably cold in the winter!
it is necessary to dress warmly and have a very warm shoes.


where to go?
Russia is very big.
from the Ural Mountains to Primorye - wildlife and few people.

Severobaykalsk (Lake Baikal), Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Kamchatka, the Pacific Ocean.
 
You need to learn the Russian language ... without knowing the language makes no sense to travel to Russia.
My friend Ludovic Hubler on Facebook with France toured the world. South America, he learned Spanish, he learned many languages when traveling the world. It's convenient.
You love Russia. Learn Russian language. You will be easier.
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm immune to the cold. I love it, and it doesn't bother me at all. You see in the photos to this post, I am not even wearing a coat, even in the very cold Kostroma village. When do I have time to learn Russian?? :)) I am working as a lawyer, and trying to write stories, process photos, and communicate with readers on my blog. There are only so many hours in the day!
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a_nimaida
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:49 pm (UTC)
Шэннон, ты умничка)))

stupid Google translates as "smart"))))
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
Sometimes there are problems with online translators. :(
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yarowind
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:52 pm (UTC)
>>и переночевала одна в старом деревянном доме в деревне, где не было ни электричества, ни удобств.

Главное, чтобы была печка:)
peacetraveler22
Mar. 17th, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, there was an oven but no food! :) However, all of the villagers fed us earlier in the day. Huge meals at each house. I will show photos when I write the post.
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