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The Oriental Caravan's 

Postcard from 

Moscow

 

2005

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Kutafya Tower, Kremlin, Moscow  

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At the foot of Teke 'Goat' Waterfall, Altai

Fresco - Assumption Cathedral, Kremlin, Moscow

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St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, Moscow

First glimpse of Kucherla Lake, Altai

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Annunciation Cathedral, Kremlin, Moscow

A rogues' gallery of war criminals used as subjects for matryoshka (Russian 'dolls within dolls'), 

Moscow street scene near the Kremlin

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New bridge across the Teke River, Altai

Dancing horseman (courtesy of Caitlin Kelley)

Tsar-kolokol - world's biggest bell at 202 tonnes, Kremlin. Cast in the 1730's but never rung.

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Caitlin plays the spoons as TOC's chief guitar is strummed one last time - (before its crushing demise two days later!)  (courtesy of Caitlin Kelley)

Ann on the trail

Carrying our raft to the Katun River en route to the start of the trek (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

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Surveying the distant snow-capped peaks  (courtesy of Caitlin Kelley)

Approaching the end of the trail...(courtesy of Caitlin Kelley)

Ail -  a traditional Altai shelter used here by hunters (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

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A well earned rest near the top of Karaturek Pass (courtesy of Caitlin Kelley)

"Vodka  - connecting people"

Alex tends the stove (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

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Altai flora (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

Plastic cow hanging from the roof of the Gom department store

Well, it has to rain occasionally... (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

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This Moscow building was once home to a restaurant selling good food.

Foreign ministry, Moscow 

Horses take the strain (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

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Atop Oroktoy pass

More Siberian flora

Altai landscape (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

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Katun River (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

Phil's guitar 1989-2005 RIP

Caitlin on the Katun, with Captain Boris on the oar (courtesy of Caitlin Kelley)

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Julia falls victim to an exploding jam bottle! (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

Newly arrived Altai resident Rita pictured outside her traditional ail home

Tiungur High Street (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

Cherry blossom picnic, 

Kyogen falls, Nikko

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Merrily, merrily... (courtesy of Jacqui Edelman)

Boy on a Moscow bench

Altai fireplace

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Alex helps with lunch

"Mockba" - street scene in Moscow

Cave in Gorno Altaisk currently being excavated after the discovery of several prehistoric 'mummies'

 

 

That's all for now, folks. Happy travels for 2006!

With very best wishes,

 from Phil

and all aboard The Oriental Caravan

 

 

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Chief Caravaneer Phil Colley
at the foot of Teke 'Goat' Waterfall, Altai 

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Trips for 2006...

Japan - the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan - the Narrow Road to the Deep North

Mongolia - a trek through the land of the Khans

Tibet - Mount Kailash and the Kingdom of Guge

Russia - a trek amidst the Shaman of the Siberian Altai

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