Above: The Road to Kharkhorin
Taken while traveling in Mongolia. October 2010.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Дорогие друзья,

I'll keep this post short, since technically I'm not allowed to speak/read/write in English until 13 August.

The plan:
  • Get through the next 5 weeks of Russian School
  • Spend the two weeks between Russian School and orientation in Moscow in Austria visiting a friend
  • Fall 2010 in Irkutsk
  • Spring 2011 in Moscow
  • Summer 2011 in France visiting friends and host families [whom I will not have seen in 4 (four) years (YEARS)]
  • Fall 2011 in Berlin
  • Spring 2012 on campus finishing COLLEGE
  • Summer 2012 HOME (after being away for 2 years)
Let's hope everything goes according to plan! Давай давай давай!



  1. Hi Nelson,
    What a thrill for you to be traveling the world over! I spent 8 days in Austria last year, in the Alps, hiking and having fun. The countryside truly was out of Sound of Music, and the Austrians were friendly and musical. I hope you enjoy your trip as much as I did.
    I also hope you'll keep us posted on your year and a half abroad. I can't wait to see pictures and hear more.
    I'm sending you a big hug and my love.
    Michele Radcliffe

  2. just wanna cry.But no word to explain why.
    Have a lucky trip!

    ur plan sounds great ever!