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Lake Baikal, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... lost his customs declaration for that he'd been provided on entry.... he was Israeli afterall! Some useless information.... apparently the Russian population is 'top heavy' with women (like 60%+), slim pickings for the women - men are in hot demand! ...

ALASKAN ARCHITECTURE, Tomsk, Tomskaya Oblast, Russia travel blog

ALASKAN ARCHITECTURE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... record, he doesn't put the "gay" in "Sergei" - if you understand what I mean.  If provoked, he'll talk in Russian all day long about how most soldiers stopped fighting the Germans during World War I because a Civil War was going on; or about putting ...

Update from the spies in Moskva!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Update from the spies in Moskva!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... us by metro to our homestay which was an interesting journey in the rush hour with our rucksacks! We are staying with Galina a Russian widow who is lovely. She doesn't speak English so we are bizarrely conversing in French which is working really well ...

To Russia with love, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

To Russia with love

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... daddy spoke good English, but between Alexandra and I it was just drawing and cutting pictures. I don't think she noticed I wasn't Russian. Peter the Great commenced the construction of the fortress named Sankt Pieter-Burgh in 1703 on the banks of the ...

One Slovak and a few crazy Russian ladies, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

One Slovak and a few crazy Russian ladies

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... views from the train, the trees are already showing lovely autumnal oranges. From what we can see from the train life in the Russian countryside seems very different from life in Moscow. For a start most of the houses are built of wood rather than stone. ...

Russia-Mongolia by the TransSiberian, The TransSiberian, Russia travel blog

Russia-Mongolia by the TransSiberian

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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So we set off, not really knowing what to expect, on the world's longest railway journey: The TransSiberian As we were to learn, the TransSiberian is not so much a journey but a unique lifestyle. The train becomes your bedroom, living room, bathroom, ...

LAST NIGHT A ROCK BAR SAVED MY LIFE, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

LAST NIGHT A ROCK BAR SAVED MY LIFE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... itching to leave.  He also mentioned how incredible Russian girls are. American women can be incredible, too.  But, Russian women: there's something amazing and strong in almost every one. In the rock bar, two curvy girls with curvy dance ...

That is some Serious Art, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

That is some Serious Art

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Being in St. Petersburg we had to make the pilgrimage to The Hermitage. This is where Catherine the Great's art collection is now housed. On the way we decided to walk through the Summer Palace gardens to look at the many statues they have on display in ...

ILLEGAL CUSTOMS CLEARANCES #4 AND #5 (RUSSIA TO R-, Ust-Koksa, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

ILLEGAL CUSTOMS CLEARANCES #4 AND #5 (RUSSIA TO R-

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... voice a three-word sentence. The bordermen simply needed to record my information, since I was a foreigner.  A bulky, but young, Russian soldier turned to my visa and began writing down the numbers on it.  I'd made sure, using the ...

VLYUBLYONYY, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

VLYUBLYONYY

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... , and snow-faded-green paint on the walls. We sat on cushions around the low table.  Nastia turned on some folkloric Russian music and smiled mysteriously.  We ate seaweed salad on sandwich meat on bread.  Although it was late, I ...

From Russia With Love, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

From Russia With Love

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... a Swingers esque swing band playing live downstairs, and two rooms upstairs - a choice of horrible pop music or hardcore Russian techno (not technically music, more like an Industrial Revoloution happening in your head). As we're so northerly here, ...

St Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by vivmorley

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Arrived here after a 2 hour delay due to fog. Went to Peter and Paul's Fortress then visited the Hermitage Museum which used to be Catherine the Great's pad and founded by Pete the Great. If you'd like to see what these places are like you can watch ...

Day 4, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... many people at all speak English here, I got a Coke from a cafe and the woman asked me in English if I spoke any Russian after I replied "no", she just laughed! Getting back to the hostel my tactic of sitting in the lounge waiting to be invited out ...

The Benzodiapine haze, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Benzodiapine haze

A travel blog entry by catters

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... bits of Saint Petersburg, a few nights out, a great walking tour, the amazing summer palace, I think I even went on a date with a Russian girl but im pretty sure I fell asleep during it! I know it was a combination of the sleeping tablets, the beers or ...

Russia - final thoughts, Volgovo, Russia travel blog

Russia - final thoughts

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... cultural, situational or both? Who knows... Anyway, I've waffled on enough but at the risk of regurgitating old cliches, Russian is a land of interesting contradiction and of dashed expectations. In a lot of cases that's not a bad thing, just ...

It Begins!, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

It Begins!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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We arrived safe and sound last night and on time. Got picked up from the airport and taken to our homestay not far from the centre of St Petersburg. Are staying with a widow called Irina who is very nice and cooks great food for us. Any attempt ...

Update from St Petersburg with photos!, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Update from St Petersburg with photos!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ) - narrowly avoided a major international incident when my towel fell off on the way to the shower! It feels a lot more genuine Russian experience than staying in one of the 5* hotels (yes I have to keep telliing Emma that!) Today is a lot warmer ...

Ballet and all in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Ballet and all in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... us a few hours of precious sleep before the walking tour scheduled for the morning.   Our guide was a lovely, young Russian girl with a wealth of knowledge.  Her walking tour was actually so informative that we felt we've seen the entire city ...

St Petersburg and Moscow, St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg and Moscow

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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An early morning start and we on our way by train from Helsinki to St Petersburg. Russian border control is as strict as ever and we eventually make it into St Petersburg 6 hours later. We are greeted by Marc's Russian friend, Dmitry, who he used to ...

BARE-TOP MOUNTAIN, Lake Kolxoznoe, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

BARE-TOP MOUNTAIN

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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The first place I went to in the Altai Mountains wasn't as pretty as the pictures which Alyona, the squiggly-eyed Bashkirk painter, drew of it. Handicapped by the fantastic, rather than natural, colors of her colored-pencil set, she scribbled blotches ...

SICK IN THE CITY, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

SICK IN THE CITY

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... my life, living far from the center.  I get few things done; I still haven't found places to play basketball, soccer, "lapta" (Russian baseball), nor to ballroom-dance; I can't really go to nightclubs; my friends are far away.  I don't think I'm ...

A NEW YEAR, ..., Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A NEW YEAR, ...

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... 's face and who loves joking and giggling, wore a viking's bra, blond pigtails, and a viking's helmet.  She played me in Russian Scrabble, while we ate. Russian tradition also states that your next year will go similarly to how you enter it. ...

Domes, dead bodies and downpours, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Domes, dead bodies and downpours

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... train. Well, I say Waitrose, it was the closest thing to a supermarket that we have been able to find!!!! We managed to find some great delicacies...Russian pot noodles, Russian biscuits, Russian Bread (but it was out of date so we put it back!) and some ...

Life in a queue (+ other stories in the big smoke), Moscow, Russia travel blog

Life in a queue (+ other stories in the big smoke)

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... message behind this remarkably chauvinist chocolate bar, especially from the small woman with handbag symbol on the back panel. Apparently the Russian says something to the effect of "Too much chocolate and too many nuts for women. This product is for ...

the Paris of Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

the Paris of Siberia

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... tone in proceeding paragraphs we did have a pretty good time here and are looking forward to future stops of our Russian itinerary (maybe not the upcoming 72 hour train ride however). Finally, we like to once again thank Stas the BaikalComplex ...

Welcome to Moscow -

Welcome to Moscow - "School Day"

A travel blog entry by catters

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... system, everything is challenging when it is written in Cyrillic, It was time to catch up with the Hock and start the Russian festivities. Moscow itself was an awesome place, so much history, so different from anywhere i have ever been. The buildings ...

Day 9, Angarsk, Russia travel blog

Day 9

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... the ages 20-30. There is a good section of older western tourists too around retirement age, and the rest of the passengers are Russian and Chinese people going about their business. Nobody gets on or off at the stations we pass, though lots will depart ...

8 hours with your legs crossed, Naushki, Russia travel blog

8 hours with your legs crossed

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... the train to check our paperwork and passports, they helped us add a few things to the forms by pointing and talking in Russian. We also established that they wanted our customs form from the Mongolia-China border but we were not given a copy. Mongolian ...

Models and Ballerinas, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia travel blog

Models and Ballerinas

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... From there we spotted the cool roof bar and decided to treat ourselves to a drink there as the weather was so nice. I had the Russian version of champagne which is super cheap here (£2.50 a glass) but actually really nice. We headed of to the ballet ...

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

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

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... told about it.  Two young rockers proudly showed photo's of their band.  Blond, plain-looking Aleksei - whose hobby is Russian baseball, "lapta" - showed a photo he'd taken with a friend, when they'd climbed a ski-jump in winter to capture their ...

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