Travel Blogs from Vladivostok
... from a wire, we decided this was not the place and withdrew in haste. With no further luck we decided warmth and caffeine were necessary and stopped at a coffee shop called Pirate Coffee, whose logo looked suspiciously like Starbucks. The shop was trendy and filled with young 20 somethings and thus the help spoke good English, the coffee was good, and the place was warm and comfortable. Cath briefly activated her data roaming to check the ...
... t long before I boarded my lime green Siberian Airlines plane. Felt a bit sad as the plane taxied to the runway that I was leaving this wonderful country. The plane started down the runway, and I craned my neck to look out the window to see Russia one last time. Only a few seconds after take off, cloud hid Russia from my sight, but not my heart. I loved her from afar for years, and now I know my affections were not misplaced. Dasvidanya Russia. We will be together again ...
... up at the farm unpacking every single box and with Nick calling and me writing, we managed to produce a complete inventory (all 10 pages of it!). Next, we were concerned about the Russian Customs ability to read English, so we contacted an acquaintance in Melbourne, negotiated a price, reduced the list down to 7 pages and then we had an Inventory in Russian! We felt as though we had covered all bases and things would go smoothly.
Meanwhile, we had ...
... I think I got mixed up last post - we arrive in Yokohama in 3 days from today.Then it's 7 sea days across to Anchorage Alaska. We have to adjust our watches nearly everyday. Entertainment still great. Rob,s toe is much better. Hope to update you all from Japan. Cheers Graeme & ...
... and with the major Arctic Circle loop, my journey must surely be far greater than 10,000 kilomteres. Not to mention the days on hydrofoils in sub-arctic rivers and crossing azure abyssmal waters of Baikal.
But no rest for planet lars. After a late night out exploring Vladivostok with my new Vladi-friend, today it's Kamchatka Peninsular.
The three days on the train from Irkutsk were by turns wonderful ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet