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5/20/13 5:45 P

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I'm in Munich! I have been keep track although I have not been posting here as frequently as I should. I will end my walk in less than two years since I started in Moscow.

I have 432 miles to go and much of it is over mountains. I'm going to go through Innsbruck, Trento, Verona, Bologna, Florence, and Lucca.

When I started this trip Lucca was a dream to me and now===I have actually been there 12 months ago. But no need to change my walk.



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2/11/13 8:14 P

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Guess what? I am in Berlin! I've come so far!

Just a bit over 1000 miles---about 1005 to be precise.

And now I have about 615 miles to go.

This has been a fantastic walk!

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12/9/12 8:27 P

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I have reached Slupsk, Poland. It's a lovely old town!

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11/7/12 1:15 P

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I have just passed through Gdansk, or Danzig, Poland. It's a beautiful old town!

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8/6/12 2:48 P

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You are making great progress! Isn't it fun to have a goal for your walking? I'm doing the Appalachian Trail and love reading about the areas I pass through. Keep on walking! emoticon

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8/1/12 9:38 P

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I am in Sovetsk, Prussia, Kaliningrad region, Russia--it's barely in Russia; used to be a part of Prussia.

It's been 708 miles since I started my journey 11 months ago. I am almost half-way there! I've picked up a fair amount of speed because I am working out more quickly and efficiently. This has been a lot of fun.




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5/24/12 7:31 P

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It has been a while since I've posted but I've been keeping track of my progress. I've walked all the way across Belarus and today I am at the borderline of Belarus and Lithuania. Onward to Vilnius!

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1/7/12 12:16 P

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I am in Krasny, Krasninsky District, Smolensk Oblast and will make it into Belarus this month.

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11/28/11 6:51 P

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I am in Vyazma. "The Battle of Vyazma (November 3, 1812), occurred at the beginning of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow." according to Wikipedia. I'm just about 103 miles to the east of Smolensk, my next big city, and my goal is to get there by mid-December.



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10/13/11 11:43 A

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I am in the town/city of Naro Forminsk, Russia. Onward to Smolensk! This is slow-going but I don't wear a pedometer and only track miles taken on walks and at the gym. It's been interesting to look up these small Russian towns and I can finally say that I am most certainly well beyond the Moscow suburbs.

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9/17/11 9:39 P

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I'm at 17 miles completed. I do not, however, wear a pedometer and only count the mileage when I am walking outside or at my gym on the Tread Mill and/or the cross country ski machine or the elliptical.

Right now I'm a mile outside of Odintsovo. I have to go 3.5 miles to get to Lesnoy Gorodok, my next stop. I plan to spend some time at the Mon Plaisir cafe there.

Edited by: ADAGIO_CON_BRIO at: 9/17/2011 (21:48)
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9/13/11 1:30 P

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I'm two miles past Mamonovo and well on my way to Odentsovo--only one mile to get there!
15 miles completed.

"The village of Odintsovo was formed in the late 14th century. The famous story among the Odintsovians is about the noble named Andrey Odinets.(Odinets is a nickname he had, real name Andrey Ivanovitch Domotkanov, rus. Андрей Иванов
ич Домотк
анов) For the great service to the Moscovian leader of the time, Dmitry Donskoy, Odinets was granted land to the south west of Moscow."
(Wikipedia)
Update: I've put in some good miles of late. I am just one mile outside of Trekhgorka, Russia and then move on to Mamonovo, Odentsovo, and Lesney Gorodok.

I might have some obstacles in my path: I'm going in for a root canal and I don't know what Trekhgorka dentistry is like!

Google earth and Google maps and Trip Advisor have really helped me to learn a lot about the places I visit.

I've advanced just over 12 miles since I started which is good for this old lady who has to work in the midst of my journey! I know it's been 9 days so I average only a bit over a mile a day. However, I have had extra mileage from my trip around Red Square and into Gorky Park.

Edited by: ADAGIO_CON_BRIO at: 9/15/2011 (16:52)
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9/5/11 3:34 P

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I walked from St. Basil's Cathedral to the historic Arcad Square and today I reached Kutozov Prospekt, named in honor of the great Russian general who worked tirelessly against Napolean. Tolstoy writes about him in "War and Peace".

Now I'm moving west in Moscow. I need to go 6 miles from Kutovsky to Slavyanskaya Square, which is a starting point for a lot of public rallies. It was urbanized rather late---in the 15th century!

I hope to make it by the end of the work week.

Update: Tuesday, September 6: I've walked 3 miles down the Kutovsky Prospekt. It's actually very green--a lot of trees and parks. I need to go antoher 3 miles to get to Slavyanskaya Square. I think I'll take a look at the famous Moscow Metro station there.

Edited by: ADAGIO_CON_BRIO at: 9/6/2011 (21:11)
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9/5/11 10:30 A

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Good for you! It sounds interesting!

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9/4/11 11:06 P

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I have always wanted to visit Russia and have always loved Puccini, my favorite opera composer. When I saw this site, I thought it could add a specific sense of purposefulness to my exercise if I have a route in mind.

It will take a very long time. I'm walking from St. Basil's Cathedral at the Kremlin in Moscow to Lucca, Italy. It's just about 1,500 miles.

I've got my route mapped out at Google Maps. Today I walked around the Kremlin and the Cathedral and now am on historical Arbat Square.

Tomorrow I'll cross the river and promenade in Gorky Park and then move on to another Moscow location: Kutuzovskaya. It will take me a while just to get out of town!

I don't know if this will be visible, but the link to my map is this:



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