|Posted by alexandraeverist on July 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM|
Off to Magadan
The bus to the airport was delayed 45 minutes as we looked for the last member of the group. In the airport I got a chance to meet some of the other members. Each has very different and interesting backgrounds and reasons for embarking on this journey.
Marion lives in a condo on a cruise ship. I thought that this type of trip was a far cry from the luxuries of a cruise ship. Maybe one Has to reach out of their comfort zone once in a while to experience the opposite side of life.
Ellie has been taking care of a husband with alzheimers for the past 25 years. I can imagine how difficult that must be. My father sometimes appeared that way when he was drugged and I know how much the loss of memory affected him. I guess this tour was very different from her usual vacations.
Four of the others were fathers and sons. I assume on a father and son adventure to somewhere they had never been. I can see how this type of trip can help one bond. Am I not doing the same with my daughter and granddaughter in munich.
Christiane is from Switzerland. Maybe she came to experience a different vacation. As I write this I find I did not ask the right questions. Maybe I am too involved in myself. I think I must watch that more in myself.
Catherine is a teacher of English in Tashkent. This is her summer holidays. She had previously gone on the tour to north korea. She informed me I no longer need a visa for kazahkstan. I am so glad I left extra days in Barnaul. Now maybe I can find the labor camp my grandparents were sent to. Antti and Mihkiel are from Finland. Mikhiele is a doctor. Peter and roland are friends from Brisbane, Australia. I think they came for the adventure. And Tom also is from the us. Again, probably for the adventure. Of course, I came for my father.