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In keeping with previous blog entries and to hopefully avoid the tedium of what may otherwise become my diary, I thought it may be appropriate to utilise Helen's favourite travel game to summarise the next few days in Irkutsk and Listvyanka in the form of the largely self-explanatory 'Highlight/Lowlight'. A game that has assumed far greater pertinence the longer this trip continues. Simply explained, it involves mentioning a highlight of the day which must be accompanied by a ...
Nigel: After taking the long train journey, the next planned stop off was a place called Irkutsk, which is in East Siberia. The city is known as the Paris of Siberia due to the similarities of the buildings architecture. The main purpose for stopping here was to head down to a town called Listvyanka which is approximately 1 hr south, but whilst we were in Irkutsk, we decided to spend a couple of days to view the city. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great ...
... chocolate crossaint... heaven! It's moments like this that remind me how we take such basic things for granted in our daily lives - Maslow certainly wasn't wrong with his hierarchy of needs. Carols are chorusing away in the background (Christmas is on the 7th of Jan here so I've been enjoying the prolonged festivities) and my favourite pastry has arrived, ...
... cabbage rolls – not very tasty). We were entertained during lunch by a Russian singer and a music box player. The wine was not too flash either, however there were several that partook of the free vodka. It was not a pretty sight after an hour of skulling. Apparently, after skulling a shot glass of vodka, the Russians then bite into pickles. It had a sip and then bit into a pickled cucumber – they can keep that tradition, I’m sticking to my ...
... to keep me company.
Flew all the way to Russia via Berlin. It was very exciting, although it was a little cramped at times.
Now I'm in St Petersburg- I didn't know there was a city named after me, how exciting!I saw a statue of a man on a horse, he was called Peter the Great... I'm thinking of changing my name to Peter the Awesome! What do you think?
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