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I think I`ve been reading too many book series. The kind that have similar names for all of the books in the series, You know, as in Bared to You, Reflected in You, Entwined in You. Or Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant. … Continue reading

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Mike and Yulia visit “Life in Russia”

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When I asked Yulia to be a guest blogger on “Life in Russia” it was because she’s so passionate about what she writes. Yulia and her husband met in Novosibirsk and have been able…

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Flying over Cappadocia

Hot air balloon flights and Cappadocia go together like… hummus and carrot sticks? I was going to write apple pie and ice-cream, but decided to go for a healthier option. Yes, early in the morning hot air balloons are everywhere … Continue reading

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Summer road trip part 2. Çıralı.

Thinking back, a road trip was a great way to start Michael’s parents Colleen and Ted’s stay with us. Extended time on the road and evening sitting around a dinner table at various seaside cafes gave us lots of time … Continue reading

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Summer road trip part 1. Side and Phaselis.

We were on a mission – to show Michael’s parents, who came to stay with us for a few weeks, some Turkey, including one of our favorite places here – Çıralı. Now judging from this photo you might think we … Continue reading

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My brave in-laws

It seems that Michael’s parents always have to brave extreme weather conditions to visit their son. The first time they visited him, it was for our wedding. In Siberia, Russia. In winter. When the average temperature was around -32C (-25F). … Continue reading

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Seasl again! Cute seals at Sinclair Head / Te Rimurapa

Now that we are staying in Owhiro Bay, we might be far away from the city centre, but we are much closer to nature.  So yesterday we decided to undertake a second trip via Red Rocks to the seal haul-out  … Continue reading

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High-frame rate

Finally watched the Hobbit, in 3D and high-frame rate. I see why HFR might have been criticized for being too clear, too-daytime-TV-show-like, but personally I thought it was wonderful.One of the main reasons – watching a 3D movie for more … Continue reading

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This time last year

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Sunny days

Mike has been busy with his university assignments this last few weeks, and I don`t have much to do except for my Skype lessons, which are mostly in the evening due to the time difference (6 hours ahead of Novosibirsk, … Continue reading

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