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Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... miles apart but I eventually found one! All in all, a day of constantly walking and aching legs. Nothing a few cheap strong (16%) Russian beers wont cure! Day 3: I headed down to see the tomb of Lenin. The queue for this was pretty long but luckily the ...

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Having our breakfast in the deserted hostel we decided to organise our bus onwards to Tallinn, Estonia. Jumping on the ever efficient Metro we headed across town to the Eurolines ticket office. With our tickets in hand we then got the Metro to the ...

Technotrekker Travel Technologies - FULL LIST, Somewhere near Perm, Russia travel blog

Technotrekker Travel Technologies - FULL LIST

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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A number of readers have asked about the equipment I'm using to produce this travel blog. The answers have been posted in various entries but here's a complete summation of Travel Technologies used, with a few additional notes since I wrote the ...

First taste of Russia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

First taste of Russia

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... like rolls with fillings, book diving and accommodation for Lake Baikal and use local transport. Our recognition of the Russian cryllic alphabet gradually improved and we had fun reading different signs and being pleased with ourselves when we could ...

More Russian than Russia itself, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

More Russian than Russia itself

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... 1713 St. Petersburg became the nation's capital and it remained the heart of the country until the 1917 revolution ended the Russian dynasty, with the victorious communists moving the capital back to the more easily defensible Moscow in 1918. For the next ...

10 hours early for a 56 hour train trip, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation travel blog

10 hours early for a 56 hour train trip

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Plus it also meant we'd be spending some 10 hours less on the train than first planned and that's gotta be good when travelling Russian 3rd class, right? What to do So as it was we were duly forced to hang around Irkutsk for the day which was ...

Moscow Russia, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow Russia

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Well after an interesting experience travelling with some bossy boots old Russian hag and two women (mother and daughter from Siberia) both of whom had pushed their way in front of everyone else queuing to get onto the carriage I had been assigned. (only ...

After 2 sleeps we reach Omsk, Omsk, Russian Federation travel blog

After 2 sleeps we reach Omsk

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Fustrations, on the rails and off, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Fustrations, on the rails and off

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... of the Ural Mountains that separate Europe from Asia. Its claim to fame is as the hometown of Boris Yeltsin, The Russian Federations first democratically elected president after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. But its better know Russia wide as the ...

The J Bomb, Moscow, Russia travel blog

The J Bomb

A travel blog entry by catters

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Well today was a tuff day of travel, disappointing news from home and a little bit of shock following. I doubt I will ever be more disappointed with someone in my life. Might take a few days to prime myself up to keep on having a good trip. Oh well the ...

'anging at the Ermitazh, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

'anging at the Ermitazh

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... cultural fill for the time being. And that only left the rest of St Pete's to see. Sheesh! Next entry -> around town for Russian Christmas Eve Word from the Wise #55 "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get." H.Jackson ...

Hello Mockba, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Hello Mockba

A travel blog entry by irax

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We caught the overnight sleeper Down from St P's, very comfy. I had to surpress my giggles at the Americans when they talked about going to 'Moss Cow', mind you, who am I to say anything with the accent that I have. For Moss Cow to beat St P's it was ...

Russia!...St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russia!...St Petersburg

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... to turn when I came out of the metro! Just shows how friendly some Russians are really. When I was sitting having a beer that night a Russian guy asked to sit on the same table as me as there were no other tables available. He also spoke some English, and ...

Trans Siberian continued, Heading across Siberia, Russian Federation travel blog

Trans Siberian continued

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Mother Russia..., Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Mother Russia...

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... and helpful fellow. When we arrived we were greeted by Vitali, Jack was away on tour. Vitali confirmed many Russian stereotypes of unhelpfulness bordering on hostility but we did eventually convince him to please speak to the Russian person on the ...

Catherine the Great's Palace, Pushkin, Russia travel blog

Catherine the Great's Palace

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Pushkin - The Czar's Village Catherine the Great's Palace It was a bus ride of about 30km. with our driver Alexander and guide Antonina to get to Pushkin, named after the Poet Alexander Pushkin. It was originally named Tsarskoye Selo (The Czar's ...

Historical tour of Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Historical tour of Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... the killing of the Tsar!), a very impressive City Hall, some old mansions, a huge statue of Lenin and a large golden domed Russian Orthodox Church - the Church of Blood (built in honor of the Tsar and family, now elevated to the status of Saints). The ...

Pearl of Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Pearl of Siberia

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... trays below are any indication! This leg of the journey was a little laborious however, with a crossing of the Mongolian/Russian border and a scheduled six to eight hour delay at a small station called Naushki just inside Russian territory to wait ...

Let's put that Boogey on Ice, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Let's put that Boogey on Ice

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... Orthodox church, the Assumption Cathedral. Inside the cathedral the walls were covered in paintings depicting aspects of the Russian Orthodox faith. Onwards to the Archangel Cathedral where a choir was singing. Their singing was fantastic, giving Megs ...

Lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Russia travel blog

Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by hils

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... up, Lake Baikal could provide water for the whole world for the next 40 years. Anyway enough facts for now. I experienced my first Russian Sauna. It's much like a normal sauna but you have hot and cold water so you can also wash - it was very nice. ...

Bilzzard In Deepest Darkest Siberia!, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Bilzzard In Deepest Darkest Siberia!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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We must have been very bad and sent to Siberia as punishment! Remember the old Hogan's Hero's Episodes where the mention of Siberia got them shivering in their boots and behaving lest they be sent there? Well not really -  we are thrilled to be ...

Passing into Russia. First impressions., Baikal Region, Russian Federation travel blog

Passing into Russia. First impressions.

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... we'd be 'introduced' to some sort of official and sure enough, at some ungodly hour we were awoken by a gruff Russian boarder official requesting we handover our passports. Following the usual anal inspection of seemingly every page of the passport, and ...

77 hours to Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

77 hours to Moscow

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... at 7pm. If you are familiar with Russian culture, if someone invites you to drink, you don't say no....everything is "Russian tradition"...and now I was also brought into the "Russian tradition". They were nice guys actually (Roman, Dimitri and ...

'The Train Across Half of Russia', Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

'The Train Across Half of Russia'

A travel blog entry by irax

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... . Myself and Shannon shared a cabin with Vladimeer and Ivan who were both off to Vladivostok (7 days!!!). Vlad was 'An officer of the Russian Army' who's favourite sayings were 'Sit Down Please', 'Thank You' and 'You're Welcome'. Ivan was a bit more of a ...

From Russia with Rain, Moscow, Russia travel blog

From Russia with Rain

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... and we arrived with very little time to get to the Bolshoi in time for the show. After manically trying to decipher the Russian Cyrillic alphabet and taking a chance on which train to catch into town, Sian being convinced we'd end up stranded somewhere in ...

TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAIN #10, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation travel blog

TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAIN #10

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... guy called Tom who was on his way to Vladivostok. We ambled around Irutsk feeling uninspired. It was a real shame that Russian Experience didn't arrange a "Buddy" to show us around. Irkutsk was the capital of Eastern Siberia and has a lot of ...

The Vodka train to Vodka Land!, Lake Baikal, Russia travel blog

The Vodka train to Vodka Land!

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... A LUXURY!" That really set her off on a rant and she bawled away repetitively thru the translation services of this poor Russian speaking German dude (who had serious trouble comprehending her splutterings) that she'd "had no trouble here in 74 years" ...

Damn this place is Cold!, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Damn this place is Cold!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Arriving in Irkutsk in the early morning we got met at the station by a local affiliated travel agent. She had our onward train tickets and assisted us in finding the left luggage storage in the station. With our bags in storage we got a taxi into ...

Russian Nightclubs, Irkustk, Russia travel blog

Russian Nightclubs

A travel blog entry by hils

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... a short journey this time, only 12 hours and overnight so it shouldn't be too bad. Last night Chris and I went to a Russian nightclub, seeing as we missed the one in Ekaterinburg. Stratosphere was an interesting experience. The first thing you see when ...

Ending Our Long Train Journey In Style., St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Ending Our Long Train Journey In Style.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... entrance fee, just to see the lavish interiors. The next day, May the 9th, was one of the most important days on the Russian calendar, Victory Day . A public holiday for all, it is the celebration of victory over Germany and the end of World War ...

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