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... to be harder than I thought.
I went out to grab a bite to eat and found a place called Long Island that was a diner-style burger joint. I keep looking for typical Russian places to eat, but I don’t think they exist. It seems that they have adopted the western culture so much that they only have western restaurants. Anyway, it was a great burger, and noticeably cheaper than Moscow. I had a walk around in the rain for a while and saw ...
... a clue what they were singing about and hoping no one would get busted by the KGB. You were allowed to buy jeans, the total symbol for western deprivation, but if you were caught selling them or wore them at an official function, it would be off to the Gulag for you. Tough times, indeed.
He took us around some back alleyways, a bit like a Night Cat Tour, and showed us some hipster bars and markets where the ...
... giant cats prowling was breath-taking however as soon as the tigers didn't perform a giant metal pole was inserted on stage and used to poke the cats to get them to move. The minute I saw this that initial sense of awe and amazement quickly vanished as I realised that what I was watching was cruelty to the animals.
We had a farewell dinner that night at the hotel which ended up with me arguing with staff over an incorrect bill, it wasn't anything serious but it just wasn't ...
... We stopped by the Ranua Zoo, where we got in for free because we hadn't payed, but they insisted that EVERYONE was going to go in! After that we stopped by the University of Lapland (which was our back up uni for our exchange) and had lunch; again, for free because the student organisation, Niso, payed for everyone. Next was Santa's village! Super cute! We went to the shop and scoped out what we'll buy when we go on the big Lapland trip (which is just over a week from ...
... soviet era cars about the place, strange mullet haircuts, stern officials and for some reason brides (we saw at least 10 per day) everywhere as well as, extravagant Stalin-era architecture the whole city was an experience and one that immediately demanded more than 72 hours. Our first day we visited Peter and Paul’s fortress where Peter the Great first established the city. Here we saw also the associated church, old political prison and military museum (all ...