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... continents, a popular photographic spot for newly married couples with its growing wall of champagne bottles. We too did not miss the opportunity to have ourselves photographed at this spot, Anne of course with her feet firmly planted in the snow on the Asia side and me in Europe. Our guide was very apologetic at taking us to the next two stops on the tour in the wrong historical order. The first of these was the site (reputed to be?) where ...
... the lake.
At this time, something crazy happened.
A young man came out of the trees, stripped off and went for a swim in the lake.
I had 7 layers on and was not overly warm and here was this young man swimming in what must have been freezing cold water.
Needless to say he wasn't in long.
But I did think what he would have done if his muscles would have cramped up.
I'm a first aider but there was no way I was ...
... we are planning on going there as well so we may catch up with them again). Photos on the platform and a new city to get lost in.
We had directions this time of the number of the trolley bus to catch but couldn’t find a trolley bus stop with the required trolley bus number or see a bus with that number on it. We also had the details of the Metro station so thought we would give that a go. Took us a while to work out we had gone to the ‘Suburban ...
... system stifled enterprise and free thought. The older people don't smile as they have suffered all their lives. The young smile, take risks and push the boundaries; they are Russia's future and it's hope. They regret the death of village life. There is no work there. The old have their pensions taken by their children who spend it on vodka and drugs. Family life is no more; children are neglected, infant alcohol syndrome common and it is ...
... where the actual remains of the bodies were recently found - but the monastery is not going to move!!
On the way to our last side of the day we visited a memorial to thousands of victims of the Stalin purges. The mass grave was accidently discovered during building activities.
The last visit of the day was to where Europe meets Asia ie where the continental plates come together. It is quite a local ...