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Visiting the BRIC Countries

January 30, 2015

As I finalize the details of my up coming trip it makes me nervous to think I am trying to cram so much into such a short trip.  Guess this is sort of the status quo for how I have traveled but for this one it seems pretty aggressive even for me.  Guess the benefit to going solo is if something goes horribly sideways have only myself to blame and to solve any problem that may arise.

Brazil will be my first stop on this trip and will complete my tour of the developing BRIC countries.  Seeing Carnival will be amazing but I wonder if the severe drought plaguing Brazil will temper the atmosphere that is supposed to be so amazing.  All four BRICs will have been solo trips and the first three were all worth the challenge, whirlwind tour in India, wandering Beijing in China, and across most Russia by train. Just thinking back to some of these made me dig up some pictures from my visits to the other 3 so I went ahead and posted them below since they were all amazing experiences and never made my previous blog entries.

Couple days in India included my last long training run preceding my first marathon in 2010, I do not recommend running 20 miles in the crowded street of Delhi.

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Beijing was so amazing despite not much time there I was in awe of the Chinese heritage and history along with the beauty of the country side surrounding the city.


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Lake Baikal is the largest fresh water lake in the world

Lake Baikal is the largest fresh water lake in the world

After spending a week by train through China, Mongolia, and Siberia it was nice to reach suburban Moscow.

St Basil's Domes St Basil Justin in Front of St Basil Evening in Red Square

Getting pretty excited to head off again and will post pictures and stories of Patagonia soon.

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