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A WALK AROUND TOMSK, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A WALK AROUND TOMSK

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... nbsp; This old book has drawings of 19th Century Peterburgians on its thick spine, and the square letters of the Russian alphabet are convenient for a serious and straight-forward story-telling.  The novel's characters had strengths and weaknesses, ...

Living in a Squat, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Living in a Squat

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... to walk to our hostel Zimmer Frie. We'd booked this and our Moscow accommodation back in August as part of getting our Russian Visas. In Moscow we'd stayed at a place called Godzillaz. Godzillaz was great and we'd recommend it to anyone. Now, Zimmer Frie ...

We have now officially left Europe (for 11 months), Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

We have now officially left Europe (for 11 months)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... of where we went today) - Is where Boris Yeltsin came from and started his political career - Is where the Romanovs (Russian monarchy/tsars) were in exile and later killed during the revolution in 1918. Most things here have some Romanovian ...

Trans Siberia, Moscow-Irkutsk-Day 1, Off we go, Vladimir, Russia travel blog

Trans Siberia, Moscow-Irkutsk-Day 1, Off we go

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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The night on the train was kind of hard, the bed in the train is far from comfortable and for me very narrow. Luckily it was just long enough for me to fit in. This train, train number 2, is supposed to be a luxurious one. And that kind of worries me. ...

St. Petersburg, the Hermitage and Odd Breakfasts, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg, the Hermitage and Odd Breakfasts

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... clothes. Ellen gets by just fine with her Slavic features. When encounters occur, the Russkies start conversing with her in Russian. With me, it's entirely different. I'd need at the very least cheekbone implants to fit in. Where Ellen gets "zdrastvuyte" ...

Red Square and Some Nice Young People, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Red Square and Some Nice Young People

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... dark, rainy morning at Kropotkinskaya Metro station, somewhere near our apartment. Oh, and Kropotkinskaya, like every other word in Russian, is written in the very different Cyrillic alphabet. While Ellen, Anton and I stood in the misty darkness, Sasha ...

Gold Fountains  !!!, Peterhof, Russian Federation travel blog

Gold Fountains !!!

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... one, even at the airport, bus, train station knows any English. When I ask them, do you understand English politely in Russian, they automatically says no and respond in Russian.  My few Russian words and knowing the Cryillic alphabets did get me a ...

Day 3, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... meant Russia! We'd already got our Russian visas checked out at the Poland-Belarus border so there were no such formalities here. A Russian Officer came and stood outside our cabin for an age, I wondered whether he wanted to see my passport, but as we ...

The Curse Of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Curse Of St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... So we left it. We went back to the hostel and asked the very helpful girl there if she would write us a note, in Russian, explaining exactly what we wanted. Basically the next available night train to Moscow. So we went back to the station (about an ...

From Russia with love, Listvyanka, Russian Federation travel blog

From Russia with love

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... off us from the minute we walked in and had a very unhappy constipated look on his face. He was dressed in the typical wealthy Russian style of a tight fitting designer t-shirt with the brand name printed all over the t-shit and black trousers. He must of ...

I'm on the Train!!, In Transit, Russian Federation travel blog

I'm on the Train!!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... enjoyed our private 1st class 2 berth compartment (see photos) - a bit like the train to Hogwarts in Harry Potter! Enjoyed Russian Champagne (2 GBP) and caviar (80p - a bit cheap and nasty though!) and many of the other provisions we bought for the ...

Slept Like a Baby, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Slept Like a Baby

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We slept like babies on the train as we didn't have to worry about anything with the door locked. We missed seeing the white Europe-Asia Border Obelisk outside of Kungur, but who figured we'd miss spotting a snow covered white monument in the middle of ...

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, Listyvanka, Russia travel blog

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by irax

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... in Siberia, but that doesn't mean that it's big. Our city tour lasted all of two hours, some of which involved looking inside more Russian Orthadox churches and then the bulk of it was a walk down the Angara River. We did pass a pretty cool statue of Yuri ...

Fashion Victims, Yekaterinberg, Russia travel blog

Fashion Victims

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... Martyr Grand Princess Yelisaveta Fyodorovna. To the side was a cool "ice church" made of large blocks of ice and the Russian Orthodox Church of Blood. Eventually we headed back to the hotel and finally picked up our train tickets from the elusive Guide ...

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia travel blog

The Kremlin

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... I have to say, but it worked a treat for them. I made a mental note was made there and then to brush up on Russian politics at some point during life! Here I am at the Kremlin... First and foremost the Kremlin is beautiful as it combines a variety of ...

SAMADHI WHILE POSING FOR ARTISTS, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

SAMADHI WHILE POSING FOR ARTISTS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... .  Mmm.  It was a calm birthday. The next day, a Saturday, after giving a private English lesson, I went to a real Russian birthday party. It took place in a small town, in a "dacha" (a small, wooden cottage, surrounded by its own garden). ...

Swimming in Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Russia travel blog

Swimming in Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by hils

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... we met 3 english tourists. The 2 girls were working in Ekaterinburg for a year, they were taking a holiday with their friend, travelling from Vladivostock on the train. It was good talking to them. I had another Russian sauna and another early ...

Leaving Russia, Ulan Ude, Russia travel blog

Leaving Russia

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well I leave for Mongolia in the early hours of tomorrow morning so it's farewell Russia. I've just spent the last 2 days visiting monasteries and museums which has got a bit tedious. The Russia Experience claim they are for independent travellers, but ...

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART II, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART II

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... beautiful, if women; and, now that there's capitalism, richer. Some climb heartlessly.  Those who possess a certain Russian character (usually, these are uneducated, yet sometimes they're very successful businessmen) are dark and interested only ...

KUMIR CANYON, AND HOW I GOT INTO THE CONCERT, Kumir Canyon, Altaiskyy Krai, Russia travel blog

KUMIR CANYON, AND HOW I GOT INTO THE CONCERT

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... said I should simply go say that I want to see the concert but don't have enough money.  He said, the "russkaya dusha" (Russian soul) is kind, and inviting. Ivan's advice was good.  I explained my situation to concert security, who told me to ...

Slower train to Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Slower train to Moscow

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... the cars tuned into some Russian radio station that played English music. Regarding our "cabin-mates" -  I'm convinced dad is a Russian snoring champion, big brother does not talk but I did hear noises from the bunk above and the little sister seems ...

Moscow, Russia: Magical Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow, Russia: Magical Moscow

A travel blog entry by samber

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... helpful when you've just been on a 6 hour train from St Petersburg with next to no leg room, navigated a metro all written in Russian (Sam did, I just followed) and walked up and down a darn street for half an hour looking for it. Finally Sam found it ...

THE WARM ARMS OF BANDITS, Berdsk, Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia travel blog

THE WARM ARMS OF BANDITS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... consistency of cottage cheese, a.k.a. curds).   I was surprised when the guys stopped to visit and show us a small Russian Orthodox church.  Colorful pictures of saints' faces, in pink and green, stood encased in golden squares.  Alyona, ...

Welcome to Mother Russia!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Welcome to Mother Russia!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I arrive in Moscow in the late afternoon to an email saying that Victor isn't actually in Moscow right now but that I can stay with his girlfriend and her mother just the same.  I still have limited options as the one family friend doesn't get to ...

Slow train to Siberia, Irkutsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Slow train to Siberia

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... are also considered to have zero sense of humour and I read somewhere that during a psychological assessment conducted on a group of Russian boarder guards after a shootout, it was found that 70% of the guards were not stable enough to do the jobs and ...

St Pete's - it's all a festive blur, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Pete's - it's all a festive blur

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... of Japanese just to top it off. He's a journalism student and part time army lieutenant who's very knowledgeable in Russian history and general knowledge about his city. Couple this with his energetic delivery, patience and interest in learning some of ...

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 4, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 4

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... on the safe side though we'd best set the alarms for 5 AM.... make it four. Either way, we were just glad to be through Russian border control. As the day wore on, the JWs asked us if we'd teach them the rules for shithead. They had seen us playing ...

KGB: Still Watching You, Moscow, Russia travel blog

KGB: Still Watching You

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... stage. We learnt all about the role of the KGB (the initials KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti, which is Russian for Committee for State Security), now known as FSB (Federal Security Bureau), and walked away with a better understanding ...

In Soviet Russia.....  Vodka drink you!, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

In Soviet Russia..... Vodka drink you!

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... which coutry we came from was established. We arrived at the border to Russia at about 3:30am and were met by a stereotypically chirpy Russian border official. We had to all get off the bus with all our bags andgo thorugh customs, we had to all then ...

A Riot of Colour!, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

A Riot of Colour!

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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No words are needed this time. Enjoy the tropical flowers of Central ...

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