Gagarin Hotel

Komsomolskaya st. 133, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Far East Russia, 693010, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Yuzhno Sakhalinsk

The Far East begins ....

A travel blog entry by enderbyadventur

4

... base, old concrete buildings and runway with no repair since before John was born, many Putin look alikes, braid, military regalia and 2 hours to get through customs which was one room. then off to Mega Palace in a bus with no shock absorbers. wow, it stands out! (keep posted for photos tomorrow), the worst dinner we have ever eaten, and meeting of some peculiar 'birders', an incredible multi ...

Yuzhno and up north again

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

2
10

... with numerous small businesses and entrepreneurs. Back at the hotel that nite, I learned that this time I had hot water in my room. What a luxury! Still, no food in the hotel restaurant, if it can be called as such. Instead, I braved the -25C weather (-14F) and made it to the store to load up on Ramen Noodle for the next three evenings. You may think I am kidding regarding options for food - absolutely not. I have gone thru 6 packs ...

Northern cities of Sakhalin - Nogliki and Oxa

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

15

... on his door for 15 minutes, this guy opens his hotel door and looks like near death. When confronted as to whether or not he intended to work that afternoon, it was indicated to me that he could not work the rest of the day. Unbelievable. Any of you who have spent time in the former Soviet Union - this does happen. In fact, my former colleagues had to fire individuals who apparently got so intoxicated they just would forget ...

My bags are packed, I'm ready to leave....

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

10

... to going home. There are a few regrets on leaving, such as missing out on the wonderful autumn colours, the snow and ice of winter, as well as not seeing many other parts of the island. On the other hand there are things that I will definitely not miss, such as the smoke filled bars, smoking in restaurants, dodgy footpaths and crazy drivers. I reckon it will be really weird to go home and see signs written in ...

Places to see in Yuzhno

A travel blog entry by kathryn.russell

13

... is sold as well as cold beer...Unfortunately for us, the cable car broke down before we made the trip down the mountain! Funny story - I was in need of a toilet before going up the mountain but we were assured by the ticket person there was a toilet up the top of the mountain. So on arrival at the top we enquired and we were told, yes the forest is your toilet! It's only a matter of finding a good bush to squat behind and have Mike ...

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This hotel is located on Komsomolskaya st. 133, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk.
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