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Take off, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia travel blog

Take off

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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We finally flew this morning. It was a great flight except for one minor snag - the BA carousel was broken at terminal 5, meaning bags were not getting to the plane in time so had to be sent later. Luckily they let us take everything as carry on. Phew! ...

Walking tour, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia travel blog

Walking tour

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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Had a nice cheeky lie in the morning. Then we headed off for the St Petersburg free walking tour, we had a brilliant guide. She had the best English despite never visiting an English speaking country. The tour was great and we found out a lot more about ...

Moscow, Moskva, Russia travel blog

Moscow

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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We spent 3 days in Moscow. The city is very different to St Petersburg, much busier and more international. Muscovites are very proud of their city. Everything is 'the biggest' or 'the best', they are a bit obsessed with it. Everything has to be about ...

Suzdal, the land of Cathedrals, Suzdal, Russian Federation travel blog

Suzdal, the land of Cathedrals

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... here. The Alexandrovsky church, intercession, and Assumption cathedral are also here.       I had a dinner in a Russian restaurant, salad, borsch and head on back to my home stay. It is very interesting to see a lot of Russian ...

Real Russia, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Real Russia

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... first night we had genuine Uzbek meal which was a) cheap and b) bloody amazing. The second night we had a amazing authentic Russian 'babushka' meal in a very traditional setting. The food here has been the highlight of the stay - that and a decent hostel ...

Musee Fever, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Musee Fever

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... The Russian Royal family had been collecting treasure from around the world since the 1800's. But after the fall of the Russian monarchy, the Bosheviks subsequently the current Russian government took over and museum. It now houses over 3 million items ...

Mother Russia, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Mother Russia

A travel blog entry by danly

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... we flew from Heathrow to Moscow in what seemed like a very short 4 hours on an old and dirty British Airways plane. Russian immigration was exactly like I had imagined: huge crowds, no queues and people just pushing everywhere.  When we finally got ...

Exploring Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Exploring Moscow

A travel blog entry by danly

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... the tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was lucky timing on our behalf as we got to see the classic ridiculously high kicking Russian march.  Check out the video I have uploaded! Next we entered the Kremlin which is a huge walled compoud which houses ...

A Walk with Svetlana - Absorbing Moscow City, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

A Walk with Svetlana - Absorbing Moscow City

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... over the centuries and much of the original design was lost behind the many additions. In 1929, distinguished Russian restorer Peter Baranovsky supervised a complete reconstruction of the church's exterior, keeping faithfully to its original design. It ...

A Walk With Nadya: Absorbing St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

A Walk With Nadya: Absorbing St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... building. It is not hard to imagine the furore its construction created, having a Catholic Basilica replica built in a Russian Orthodox community. The cathedral which was constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, boasts an ...

16 century Convent, Sergiyev Posad, Russian Federation travel blog

16 century Convent

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... a different story. First I have to navigate my way through the train station and then figuring out what my ticket says in Russian. Although I know the Cryillic alphabet, the ticket just don't say what platform it leaves at and the right platform says the ...

The magnificent Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The magnificent Hermitage

A travel blog entry by danly

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... artwork from every culture and every period imaginable. There was Egyptian, prehistoric, Italian renaissance, German, French, Flemish, Dutch, Russian, modern, Japanese, Oriental, and American art. There was just so much to take in and we really only took ...

Holiday,  May 9, 1945  End of WW II, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Holiday, May 9, 1945 End of WW II

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... to visit friend but fell of his bike and broke his arm, thus he is in a cast. He told me that he spoke Russian, Ukrainian, Moldovan and Romanian, but no English, thus our conversation stops here, my Russian is too limited. He started laughing when I told ...

Aboard the Sapsan: From Moscow to St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Aboard the Sapsan: From Moscow to St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... - or more to the point as we were to later find out - if your departing flight was cancelled). We had heard that Russian government authorities detain anyone without a valid visa. OMG - the gulags were in sight! Our concern was the bleeding obvious "How ...

State Hermitage Museum & Adventures in St Petes, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

State Hermitage Museum & Adventures in St Petes

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... and would highly recommend is the Hermitage Museum Shop. The little shop sells some very tasteful gifts including Russian bronze sculptures, Faberge Eggs, Matryoshka Dolls, amber dinnerware, miniature porcelain ornaments, jewellery, handbags, scarves, a ...

Civil Liberties, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Civil Liberties

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... days in the most expensive city in Europe in an overpriced hotel watching poor American movies that have been dubbed over in Russian without removing the original soundtrack. So if you really concentrate, you can separate the loud Russian from the quiet ...

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 3, Novosibirsk, Russia travel blog

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 3

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Another glorious day on the train. A day on the train is like a day on the farm. Every meal a banquet, every mile a pleasure. I love the train!" By day three, I had started to forget how much time we'd spent on the train. We didn't have things like ...

Lenin had a big brain and Stalin loved his mum, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Lenin had a big brain and Stalin loved his mum

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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So what have we done since we last blogged. We started the next day with a heartily dodgy breakfast of egg and bulgar wheat, where we met a couple of our traveling companions, and then set off into town. Went up St Issacs cathedral and checked out the ...

A few days in St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

A few days in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... for us. The guy was silent while driving us to our hotel which was arranged by our travel agency. We booked our Russian adventure through Monkey Business, a travel agent based in Beijing but our contact is a Dutch lady. There was some miscommunication ...

Red Car Park... I Mean Square, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Red Car Park... I Mean Square

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... and opening sealed pistachio nuts with his teeth, watching The Bourne Identity on a tiny telly with bad reception, with a Russian translation shouting over the dialogue. We are certainly living the highlife. Today we went out to get you wonderful ...

Long, long, long train ride, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Long, long, long train ride

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... a string of rrrrrolled rrrrs during vodka tasting sessions on this leg. I do keep the end up, and while indulging in 'Russian coffees' at breakfast, repeatedly request that the viewers "do not try this at home". A gut feeling says the Siberian forest ...

Overnight trains, Moskva, Russia travel blog

Overnight trains

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... in the park with a strategic stop off for a toilet break *no way are we paying 30p to pee* in the well known Russian chef restaurant ----- Jamie's Italian!! Least it wasn't a McDonalds and no we didn't eat anything! We ventured back to our hostel for ...

Cabin Fever, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Cabin Fever

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... slowly and loudly (not so successful). We came better prepared this time with food and drink. As everyone told us, the food on the Russian trains is truly awful! Even the Russian people don't eat it. Just to give you an idea the free 'goodie' bag they ...

A warm day in Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

A warm day in Siberia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Our pick up is at eleven, but we are both awake early, or better, did hardly sleep at all. We have our last breakfast at the home stay. At breakfast, the Finnish couple came out to join us. The also had a difficult night and apparently their beds were ...

A week in Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

A week in Moscow

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... a long way. We had a lot of fun, generally people were pretty patient, but I'd definitely recommend a short course in Russian before a visit. And after our escapade with a Russian fur hat we seriously wished we'd taken our own ...

Trans-Mongolian Express: Day 1, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian Express: Day 1

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... practising English on us. A 3 would be Russian Xenophobes, a 2 would be Russian drunks, and a 1 would be drunken and violent Russian Xenophobes who also liked to steal and start fires. Going in the other direction, a 7 would be a couple of backpackers ...

To Moscow - Two Contrasting Faces of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

To Moscow - Two Contrasting Faces of Russia

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... a bizarre introduction to Russia, and a consistent theme of our short glimpse of this wonderful yet intriguing country. The Russian officials were truly fearsome yet the local people were surprisingly open, extremely friendly and easy going - and great ...

Arrival to Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Arrival to Moscow

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... , it turn out to be much smoother than I thought.  My flight arrived in Moscow without any delay, the stewardess were wonderful, the Russian customs was as smooth as I can imagine and even the Home stay lady showed up on time. So I was able to make ...

A.S.E.: TEACH (PART I), Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A.S.E.: TEACH (PART I)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... .  He confidently knew he could pound any of his classmate's heads into the ground.  He asked, always in Russian, if I really enjoyed traveling. I mentioned my love for Colombia.  Furry Pasha mentioned, "narkotiky."  Furry Pasha and ...

WINTER HAS COME, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

WINTER HAS COME

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... many disappointments.  I have little energy to go on.  But ... I'm still going on. My time with classic Russian literature, I'm happy to say, recently yielded a golden gem.  Anton Pavlovich Chexov's short story, "The Sixth Ward," is ...

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