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Mit Sorgernfalten sitzen Peter, Bozi und ich morgens an Frühstückstisch. Leider gibt es auf der von uns gefilten Strecke (westlich der Kurilen) so massiven Gegenwind, dass wir es trotz extra fuel und insgesamt 6:30 endurance nicht bis nach Petropavlovsk schaffen können. Kurioserweise gibt es östlich der Kurilen auch sehr starken Wind, aber genau um …
On the recommendations of our host Maxim and his friends in Petrozavodsk, we decided to give "platzkartny" a try; in other words, 3rd class - basically a large hostel dorm room (with 54 beds) on wheels. Anna told us that this is the way to travel, to REALLY experience the local way of life instead of being cooped up in a 4-berth compartment (called …
Sunday 18th April, 2010
We are now in Asian Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Petropavlovsk is named after St. Peter and St. Paul. Upon arrival, the outside temperature was about 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The Russian officials, on board to check our passports, were dressed for below freezing temperatures, and they all wore heavy fur hats. This prompted me to wear 2 shirts, 2 sweaters and ...
03:30 Beijing: Crossed the International Date Line for the second time in my career. By doing that I have lost one day of my life that I will never get back. Just about a month earlier I was crossing the Prime Meridian over Algeria in Northern Africa. 06:30 Beijing: Shot an ILS to minimums in Petropavlovsk, it was difficult to understand the Russian controllers, throw in flying in meters, and QFE ...
... to see hobbits or elves appear from the doorways. Maybe three or four times a day we'll pass through a large town clustered around a river or seemingly hewn from the forest. The architecture in these places is unmistakably Soviet and the cars on the roads are of a similar utilitarian style. These towns are undoubtedly pragmatic and you can't quite understand how they could ever come to be here. There are few obvious tell-tale signs of pipelines nor mines nor military bases, although ...
- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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