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

Russia!...St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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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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'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Suzdal, Suzdal, Russian Federation travel blog

Suzdal

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... tourists. For us, getting here involved a frenetic trip through the Moscow metro where changing lines required a lot of asking Russian only speakers for help, pointing at maps, getting on and off trains, going up and down really long ...

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 ...

Veliky Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Russia travel blog

Veliky Novgorod

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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...  century. Both of these places were in the middle of nowhere with no other buildings around them. Derelict Russian Orthodox, onion domed churches are plentiful and seem abandoned to strange places like overgrown fields and wet ...

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. ...

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 ...

The Volga Dream Boat tour, Novgorod Oblast, Russia travel blog

The Volga Dream Boat tour

A travel blog entry by vivmorley

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... a lot of Russia is sprinkled with beautiful silver birch trees. The small church next to this was called the Church of the Intercession built 1694, and it was in here we listened to 3 priests harmonising in lovely deep Russian voices. Watch the ...

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 ...

White nights continue, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

White nights continue

A travel blog entry by madman96

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After a few hours of sleep I go on a most beautiful walking tour of the city that takes me through some parks, along the river, over a bridge and spits me back out at Palace Square to see the Hermitage.  There is a lot of military presence around ...

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 ...

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 ...

st petersburg and Moscow, St petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

st petersburg and Moscow

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... ; but i was pondering this as i steeped onto an up escalator when 5 persons in front of me a very large Russian gentleman collapsed Backwards! security was called movement was halted queues formed. Then we started again upwards after women in kiosk was ...

St Petersburg- Pancakes and panic, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg- Pancakes and panic

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... lot! Back at the hostel we cracked open a bottle of vodka with our new friends Emma & Guy and toasted to many Russian traditions before heading out. We headed to a little bar/club that played Beatles music and we danced the night away. While ...

Frozen Tundra, Krasnoyarsk, Russia travel blog

Frozen Tundra

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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On the train to Yekaterinburg there wasn't much to see outside. We were rolling passed snow covered trees, rivers, the occasional farm house with the tundra plain as far as the eye could see. Ice had formed all around our window as the condensation ...

The Trans-Siberian Rail, Moscow, Russia travel blog

The Trans-Siberian Rail

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... 's of this hotel to their deaths below. Moscow is really beautiful, with all of the ornate trappings of a European city with Russian uniqueness in architecture. I can't express how nice it is to be in a European city, I love it. I'm looking forward to ...

Mockba the Magnificent!, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Mockba the Magnificent!

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... Transiberian line - train #9 - "The Baikal". We left Baikal the lake behind on Baikal the train. This was our first Russian train, the others had been Mongolian. We had heard stories of the infamous moodyiness of the "provodnista", usually a more mature ...

Moscow - Isn't It Great!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Moscow - Isn't It Great!

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... are only held once a year at St. Basil's, the rest of the time it is a place for tourists. We learned that in Russian Orthodox churches there are no seats, worshipers stand, which is considered a more humble posture before God. The services we saw in ...

Greetings from Russia, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Greetings from Russia

A travel blog entry by hils

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... early night as I was extremely tired! I slept through my alarm clock this morning and was late for my tour round Moscow. I had a Russian buddy, Oksana, who showed me the sights. We saw the Kremlin, Lenin's Tomb, Stalin's grave, St Basils and lots of ...

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