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... a couple of American films but couldn't understand how we were both going to be able to understand it until I suggested subtitles. He had no interest in reading Russian subtitles (all films are dubbed here, yet I still go to the cinema in each town to ask if there's anything in English), so we watched a Russian tv movie that is watched every New Year apparently. It was actually pretty good, though an incredibly long rom com, where the Muscovite protagonist gets ...
... is visit the lake. Biakal is the biggest freshwater lake in the world, but unfortunately the weather was beginning to change when I got to the region and after a couple of really hot days in the city, it was pretty cold by the time I hit the lake. A few weeks earlier I could have had a lakeside bbq, a swim and done some sunbathing but in late August I was forced to have three bbqs instead. I tried some diving here - I've done more than 200 dives and this was the ...
Vladimir to Gorki, that's how this city was called until 1990. Today's name is much harder to spell as you can see on the map.
A 240 km long trip, excellent weather, in short a good but long day.
Meet a group of journalist , planing to do basically the same trip as me, only they travel in cars or motorbikes. We ...
... br> weeds, white birch and red pines. Everyone has huge gardens filled
with potatoes and cucumbers so one could forage I suppose. I'm sure
the outcome in winter would be quite different when the landscape is
resplendent with snow and 50 below zero temperatures. Perhaps again
it is all about perspective – no, 50 below is 50 below.
One car down from us is the pectopah
and if you were following along with the earlier posts you will
remember that ...
... Cypriot banks. Russia still has a lot of poverty and decay that it will need to address in the short term. But just so I don't tread too heavily on anyone's bucket list, I suspect the more touristy Trans Siberian, which takes in parts of China and Mongolia, might have a more varied and interesting set of stops and sights.
No heart racing adventures but we had a good time and it was a great way to cross the breadth of Russia.