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Travel Blogs from Khabarovsk
... lonely planet in Saigon and it's from 2007. As a result
nearly all the hotels that we have picked up till now didn't actually
exist anymore (which says something about the development of Russias
economy). Same this time. Hotel boarded up. We go around the corner
and a Russian gentleman with a small baby. He tries to help us and we
are about to leave when Nikolai turns up and tells us to follow him.
Nikolai turns out to be another biker and ...
... outskirts. While the UNESCO protected city centre was all about retaining the historical splendor of the city, the outskirts were about serving it's housing and commercial needs. In total, it was far from attractive and was charcterised by large uninspiring housing blocks and heavy industry.
Tucked in it's midst however is the magnificent Catherine's Palace. Dating to 1717, the Palace was constructed for ...
... apparently here, pizza takes 45 minutes at a fast food place.
Well, here’s to a good night’s sleep, a world away from last night’s spooky frogs.
Distance travelled 387km
Total distance from Vladivostok 9261km
UPDATE ON BARB AND JIM
We are in no man’s land at the Mongolian border. We are watching Mongolian ladies in lycra body suits pad themselves out with goods to sell in ...
... some fantastic dinner for us. Dan couldn't have been happier. We were having potatoes. Shortly after dinner we said our goodbyes and departed to catch a tram to the station. It's been a fantastic five days over two stays getting to know the guys and gals in Irkutsk. From great parties, movie nights, fantastic company to even a bit of drama with Rocky, you wouldn't find a nicer bunch of people. I'd like to thank Spike, Feodr, Natasha and Masha for their kindness ...
... with fountains, flowers, posing wedding couples yet a surprisingly small statue of Lenin himself. Our host Anatoly was unable to meet us, as he was still working, but he asked his lovely friend Tanya who immediately assisted us, or rather Gearoid, in his efforts to fix his camera. And after a couple hours being passed from 'David to Jack', the 'Master' finally shows up, still shaking the vodka sleep from his eyes, but actually does a ...