Geraldine is holidaying in Russia. First stop Moscow, then onto St Petersburg and soon a cruise down the Volga.
It’s incredibly beautiful but also confronting. Geraldine reminds Eliza that more than half a million people died of hunger in the siege of Leningrad in the Second World War.
The holiday has given Geraldine new insights into President Putin and his desire to recreate the country’s past glories.
The school year has finished in Beirut. Eliza and her family are well and truly integrated into the Beirut community, but many of their friends are moving. The best part about expat life is meeting new people, the worst part is saying goodbye.
Eliza is travelling to France next week and is still pinching herself that the flight is only four hours!
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