In September we made a trip to Eastern Europe. Our first stop was Szklarka National Park in the southern Polish mountains near the border between Poland and the Czech republic. I went for a couple hikes there. Those pictures can be found on this web page.
From there we got a ride into Prague and spent two days there.Prague pictures
And then we flew 8 more hours to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where we spent one day and then flew up to Ust Kamenogorsk, where we spent 3 more days.
In Kazakhstan I saw lots of beautiful textiles, embroidered wall hangings and cushions, felted carpets, woven braids and more. I saw two yurts in museums that were filled with beautifully decorated objects. You can find some of those pictures here.
This amazingly decorated, wooden cathedral is in Almaty.