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Catherine Palace, Pushkin, Russian Federation travel blog

Catherine Palace

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... couple from China and we started chatting in Mandarin. Its sure is a nice break to be able to COMMUNICATE again.  I wish my Russian is better...  I got Mr. Xia's attention when he was waiting in line to get in but couldn't figure out where the ...

LOOKING FOR WORK IN A NEW TOWN (A MANUAL), Tomsk, Russia travel blog

LOOKING FOR WORK IN A NEW TOWN (A MANUAL)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... trip from the Czech Republic.  You saw a few countries, you changed money when you needed to, you bought a handy Russian road atlas.  The hitchhiking worked well, you paused often to swim and rest when tired.  The unfamiliar world was ...

St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by danly

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... . It seems English is a little more common here but still rarely spoken.  I am starting to get better at reading the Russian characters which helps occasionally but only really in the metro.  The metro here is not as impressive as the one in ...

Freezing in Siberia! (not finished), Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia travel blog

Freezing in Siberia! (not finished)

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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Day 8, Taiga, Russia travel blog

Day 8

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I didn't wake till 10am after a great nights sleep (booze induced and we got that window closed finally). After a big breakfast we stopped at Omsk and I went and found Bristol Steve who had an extendable squeegee sponge. I mixed up some travel wash and ...

Day 7, Sverdlovsk, Russia travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... chocolate. For drink I bought vodka, beer and water. Most of what I've listed can also be bought from the babushkas (old Russian women) on the platforms we stop at. There's also a restaurant carriage which isn't as overpriced as everyone seemed to ...

How do you follow that up?  Still on cloud 9!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

How do you follow that up? Still on cloud 9!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I sleep off the night before finally arising around 1 to do a walking tour of the city which gives me a much better idea of the city above ground.  I meet up with Sam Green, the grandson of one of my grandma's best friends.  We go on a walk ...

Day 6, Vladimir, Russia travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... the afternoon we went to the Tretsakov art gallery. We got in half-price as students by flashing our driving licenses at the old Russian woman at the ticket office and saying "Students". Who says the language barrier has to be a bad thing?? The gallery ...

Siberia - Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island, Olkhonskiy rayon, Russia travel blog

Siberia - Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... Highlights from Irkutsk included Lizzie finding a seal on the 'beach', some cool wildlife shots on the new camera and experiencing the Russian postal service - lets say it makes the Royal Mail look at DHL on Speed!!! The following the day we headed to ...

Our tour, Nevsky Prospect, Russia travel blog

Our tour

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... on the web. Also check out St Isaac's Cathedral, I won't go into it all here but it too is splendid. The Russian people suffered greatly during the Second World War and St Petersburg alone lost 1.5 million people, mostly women and children. Bread was ...

Trans-Sib Part One, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Trans-Sib Part One

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... . Eventually, after a total of twelve hours, we were allowed back on the train and made our way into the Russian countryside. The weather immediately became much colder and the grasslands gave way to forests and mountains. We had entered Siberia. ...

We've arrived in Russia...our rucksacks haven't!!, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

We've arrived in Russia...our rucksacks haven't!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Russia is that the Russians only speak Russian...no French, or Spanish or English...of course we should have learnt a smattering of Russian, but we didn't, and we cannot read the cyrillic alphabet, so we are definitely in for an interesting few days...it ...

Moscow again and soem FINAL thoughts...., Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow again and soem FINAL thoughts....

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... cheesse,bliny ( Russian crepe or pancake) yogart, bread, tea or coffee. Delicious and filling.    3) Russian officials are generally more difficult to deal with. Take example or the border guards between Russia and Estonia. ...

Russian to St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russian to St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... this was a pantomime pratt fall ...feet in the air, slap on the ground, keystone cops cracker! even some passing russian soldiers burst out laughing.(I stopped laughing about 2 days later) We arrived early at the Hermitage (having prebooked our ...

Still in Moscow (with some pics), Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Still in Moscow (with some pics)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... - quite an achievement and we received something similar to what we thought we had ordered! We finally went to the Russian Revolutionary museum after being guarenteed by the ticket clerk that it was "all in Russian and English" and spent about an hour ...

Day 5, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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The mission today was getting my Trans-Mongolian train ticket from the agency it was waiting for me at. That agency is in a suburb south of the river in a non-touristy area. I found it pretty easily and felt good about paying local price (200 pounds) for ...

Baldwin to Moscow Part 2, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Baldwin to Moscow Part 2

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... firm who was able to interpret the left luggage procedure and we were then free to explore the city. Lee's advanced Russian and acrylic writing skills bought us our metro tickets R20 and we entered the Russian underworld. Our first station turned out ...

I Moscow and cool off, Moscow, Russia travel blog

I Moscow and cool off

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... of snow ice slush etc. Needless to say our journey was a white knuckle ride. We caught our train with plenty of time and settled into our compartment, this was to be our home for the next 4 nights and 3 days. Siberia and the Russian steppe ...

Trans-Mongolian Express: Day 2, Kirov, Russia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian Express: Day 2

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... restaurant car. When I returned an hour or so later, after eating poached eggs burnt into a metal skillet served by a large, rotund russian lady with pigtails and gold teeth, Vinny had woken up. And he was giving me the look we have that means "I've ...

St. Petersburg for White Nights, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg for White Nights

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I wake up early on my last day in Moscow and head to the Armory to finally see the Faberge Eggs.  I get there and they haven't opened yet so I grab some breakfast nearby.  By the time I get back there is a line 200 hundred deep and I decide ...

Trans Siberia, Moscow-Irkutsk-Day 2, Tyumen, Russia travel blog

Trans Siberia, Moscow-Irkutsk-Day 2

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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The next morning we wake up a bit more refreshed. We have gotten a bit more used to the sounds and lights of the train. Our first short stop of the day would be Omsk and we loose another hour as we are heading east. Along the way we see little patches of ...

Trans Siberia, Moscow-Irkutsk-Day 3, Almost there, Tayga, Russia travel blog

Trans Siberia, Moscow-Irkutsk-Day 3, Almost there

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Time is moving fast, and we didn't open the door of our cabin before eleven local time. Our first longer stop of the day is Krasnoiarsk pass where we found some food for breakfast. We spend the day reading and chatting with the people in the corridor. ...

WATERY AIR ON FIRE, Chemal, Respublika Altai, Russia travel blog

WATERY AIR ON FIRE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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  I should've been naked.  Someone should've been hitting me on the back with a tree branch.   The Russian word for torture is "pytka".  But, this was "banya" (a sauna).  The difference between them is that Russians will PAY ...

Day 10, Naushki, Russia travel blog

Day 10

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... . I went back to bed for a staggering five hours, in another three we would be at Naushki where we would go through Russian/Mongolian customs and passport control. That process ended up taking three hours and I managed to find some hot food near the ...

WINTER TRAVELS TO THE BLACK SEA, Magli, Krasnodarskyy Krai, Russia travel blog

WINTER TRAVELS TO THE BLACK SEA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... out of Siberia in the winter.  I, of course, didn't listen to them. My stubbornness had once been an inspiration for Nadezda, a Russian girl now following her dreams in Belgium.  She and Elina and I, during the Summer of '06, had romanced and ...

60 Above, St Petersberg, Russia travel blog

60 Above

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... the same beautiful bright colours and tear drop domes that we saw in Moscow (St Basils) to define the city with a truly Russian flavour. The Transiberian crew have still played a large part in my enjoyment of St Petes, last night was spent having afew ...

A.S.E.: ICE SKATE, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A.S.E.: ICE SKATE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... ), "outside nudity", "Balderdash", "the infamous amphibious tennis-ball game" (named by Ewan "Johnny" Smith), "banya" (the Russian sauna), "practice slam dunks", "syrova omacka" (a Czech food), "foreign-language Scrabble", "snowball fight", "the ...

Welcome to Siberia, Ekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk), Russian Federation travel blog

Welcome to Siberia

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... frost bite in one of his fingers - only time will tell! This morning we had a guide who showed us around the key sights in Ekaterinburg which was very interesting and a great opportunity to talk a bit more about Russian culture / politics and ...

Train Happy in Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Train Happy in Siberia

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... We gave our attendants nicknames Svetlana and Ludmilla the former being a slim well presented young woman and the latter a stout stereotypical russian tractor driver in every respect,apart from the vivid makeup she wore. It looked as if someone had loaded ...

Baldwin to Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Baldwin to Moscow

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... We were woken at 11pm by Nadia \handing out forms to full in for the Bel;arus border crossing. The forms wee long and in /russian and therefore impossible to understand. And if Yuri had not appeared and filled in Rene's, which we all copied we'd still be ...

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