K JohnsonJan 17, 20131 Comment
K Johnson rode through treacherous mountains in Georgia, with constant mini-avalanches and rain pouring down, in search of the town of Vardzia. Too bad there are two Vardzias in Georgia ...
K JohnsonJan 10, 20136 Comments
After a ten-day boat ride -- that was supposed to take four -- K Johnson arrived in Georgia, the Caucasus country with the best food. As long as you can handle a shot of booze with breakfast ...
K JohnsonNov 22, 2012
K Johnson went traipsing through Nagorno-Karabakh, a de-facto state closely allied with Armenia, and a mighty thorn in the side of Azerbaijan who will refuse any traveller entry to their country if they show evidence of having been there.
K JohnsonOct 18, 20121 Comment
Crimea is a beach holiday destination for many from the former USSR, but it's the site of a former nuclear power plant that most captured K Johnson's attention -- and frustration.
K JohnsonOct 5, 20123 Comments
Transistria, a breakaway republic located between Moldova and Ukraine, only allows a 24-hour tourist visa. K Johnson spends his 24 hours wondering how such a eerie country can be so well-off compared to its neighbours.
K JohnsonSep 19, 20121 Comment
When crossing from Germany into the Czech Republic you notice a marked decrease in the quality of the road’s surface. It's a bumpy journey for all sorts of reasons.
K JohnsonSep 13, 2012
This was underground Riga, in the literal sense of the word underground. We had come down, out of the rain, into this ex-Soviet bunker, through the massive blast door and into a foyer. There was a constant, all pervasive smell of gun powder in this facility.
K JohnsonAug 8, 2012
The building is little more than a façade and houses a massive dome used to shield the entrance of an underground military complex from a nuclear strike on Moscow.