Travel Blogs from Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation

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Northern cities of Sakhalin - Nogliki and Oxa, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Northern cities of Sakhalin - Nogliki and Oxa

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

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... Bond - I could only chuckle and continue to exhale so as I would not have to breathe in smoke affiliated with those funky Russian cigarettes he kept inhaling.  With meetings ending around 6pm, I thought to myself that it was likely a good time to ...

Places to see in Yuzhno, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Places to see in Yuzhno

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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... Yuzhno was called Toyohara. The museum has quite a good record of the history of the island, however knowing how to read Russian definitely helps in understanding it! There is also a largish collection of stuffed animals if you're into that sort of ...

Back in Yuzhno, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Back in Yuzhno

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

Well folks, I am back in Yuzhno for another couple of months. The weather looks promising for a few trips to the park or the beach so here's hoping summer really is here now. Everything is a bit up in the air for after September but I'll keep you ...

Established in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Established in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

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 Well my relocation is complete - after a week in Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, I have officially moved into a private apartment rather than remaining in the hotel.  To me, it is always preferable to have one's own place rather than be situated in a small ...

Victory Day May 9, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Victory Day May 9

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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Victory Day was celebrated on May 9 to mark the end of the Russian involvement in World War 2. We walked up to Glory Square where the march and ceremony was to be held. It was a cold day with forecast of snow flurries so we rugged up in our jackets and ...

Excuse me, I don't speak Russian, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Excuse me, I don't speak Russian

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

... have mental block as soon as I open the door to the shop! Luckily for me I have engaged the services of an excellent Russian teacher named Tatiana. I have lessons twice weekly where I try to twist my tongue into unnatural positions in order to say some ...

A few scenes from around Sakhalin Island, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

A few scenes from around Sakhalin Island

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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Well folks, I have visited a few nice places outside of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk recently. Some of these were as a result of having joined the Hash House Harriers. Those of you who are unfamiliar with this club, hereafter called H3, it is a club that meets on a ...

The Far East begins ...., Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia travel blog

The Far East begins ....

A travel blog entry by enderbyadventur

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After an early start and some close calls with flights Tokyo-Seoul and Seoul - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, we finally arrived at what can only be described as a frontier town. Asiana is a great airline to travel with complete with blonde Svetlana!! Unfortunately ...

My bags are packed, I'm ready to leave...., Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

My bags are packed, I'm ready to leave....

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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We move out of the apartment today and into the Presidential Suite at the Pacific Plaza (upgrade courtesy of the sales manager, Yulia!). We have so much to take back with us that we are getting some of it shipped to Australia rather than pay the ...

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia travel blog

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

A travel blog entry by dta1985

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ...

Final week in Yuzno Sakhalinsk, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Final week in Yuzno Sakhalinsk

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

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... on this city.  Intermittent temperatures reaching -5 to -10F have ensure that I am pretty cold, but at least here in Yuzhno I have reliable power supplies, electricity and heating.  Lets just hope a blizzard, typical for this time of year, does ...

It's all in the ending of your name..., Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

It's all in the ending of your name...

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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... my genders and I recently realised that when I have been asking for water at the shop I have been suggesting that water ("voda" in Russian)is masculine when in reality it is feminine. This all became a little clearer to me when I realised that all of the ...

Back Home!, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia travel blog

Back Home!

A travel blog entry by jessica.gouvion

... Korea, so I reminisced most of the flight.  We landed at about 3pm.  We deboarded the plane in the typical Yuzhno fashion - walk down a ladder and straight on to the tarmac.  I then spent an hour waiting to go through passport ...

Visa Headaches, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Visa Headaches

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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I don't know if it's a left over from Soviet days but getting a visa to stay in Russia is a bit of a nightmare. It's fine if you just want to visit for a short time but to actually stay for longer than three months it is proving to be challenging. Of ...

Photo gallery, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Photo gallery

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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Here is a selection of photos recently taken in and around Yuzhno. Make sure you click on "View all Photos" for a description of each photo! Alternatively, you can double click on individual photos for a better view plus the ...

The Sounds of Sakhalin, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

The Sounds of Sakhalin

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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Since my arrival in Yuzhno I have noticed a variety of sounds that quite frankly assaulted my ears at first. Now I have grown used to the never-ending procession of sounds through the day. Early in the morning it is the sound of crows with their piercing ...

Yuzhno and up north again, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Yuzhno and up north again

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

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... has not been much to write about.  I have not been travelling, as much of my work has been focused or oriented around Yuzhno Sakhalinsk.  As well, my life has been somewhat monotonous and less than exciting - wake up, work all day and some of ...

Sakhalin Island, Tulenyi, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Sakhalin Island, Tulenyi

A travel blog entry by foxiii

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... cannot take the ship as close as we would like due to the rough weather. We are now heading to our last port in Russian territory where we will complete our customs before heading into Japan waters. We will not be allowed to leave the ship though we ...

Korsakov, Sakahalin Island, Korsakov, Russia travel blog

Korsakov, Sakahalin Island

A travel blog entry by foxiii

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... are making our way up the bay to Korsakov on the south of Sakahalin Island to complete our exit custom formalities where Sergey our Russian pilot will leave the ship. We will then head to Japan via the La Pérouse Strait. Tonight I have been invited ...

Yuzhno Tales, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Yuzhno Tales

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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... of this means I have some more photos and experiences that I need to write about! So this particular segment is really just day to day stuff in Yuzhno. I'll let the photos do the talking as they say. Click on individual photos for any detail or ...

Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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On arrival at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Yuzhno) the temperature was a balmy 18deg. Certainly warmer than what I was expecting! However, this was to change dramatically over the next few days to only 3 or 4deg with wind chill added in. Yuzhno is a city that has ...

More scenes around Yuzhno, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

More scenes around Yuzhno

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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Some more scenes around ...

Shopping Yuzhno style, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Shopping Yuzhno style

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

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... ). All items need to be requested either by asking for or pointing to in my case. Packaging is alive and well in Russian supermarkets with many vegetables being packaged in foam trays and wrapped in plastic. Strangely enough, the price for the packaged ...

Time for Sea Legs!, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia travel blog

Time for Sea Legs!

A travel blog entry by enderbyadventur

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... devoted a lifetime to field research in the areas that we visit. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic and most experienced Russian Capitan and crew. The 'Spirit of Enderby' measures 72 metres in length and is fully ice-strengthened. Powered by two ...

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