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... by a driver working with the company to bring us to the hotel.
We checked in relatively smoothly and were given a walking tour soon after settling into the room. I have learned a couple Russian words of "hello, thank you, and bye". I find the emphasis they put on words at certain syllables is unnatural to me.
The walking tour brought us around the city via public transit. We saw ...
... driver who was on the platform, we at least wanted to be able to say no and move to a different driver if we didn't like the price, but we got the first driver, showed him where we needed to go, asked how much and he said "1". I said "one hundred" and wrote 100 on my hand, he said yes, so we loaded up and drove to the hostel. When we arrived, I handed him the 100 note, and he looked at it and said "nyet nyet, one-THOUSAND" (about $30AUD) for a 10 minute drive. Well, ****. He was ...
... exactly what to pull down/pull up/mugs to use/pull out ladder
to use/food to bring and eat (dried food, bread, eggs – and Chris
and Thomas' guys next door apparently vodka!). Most of the men and
women we had in our cabin though, were very closed and usually just
went to sleep, yet Chris and Thomas' guys who stayed in the journey
with us most of the way seemed much nicer. They thought me and Paul
were brother and sister! Which led to ...
... and just such a different language to comprehend. Helped by a friendly business man with a tube app......even the locals need help getting round the metro, after a tricky find we reach the tall violet building housing Real Russia and collect our tickets. Despite the money we have paid for the tickets the customer service at this end is a little frosty, unlike us who have carried our rucksacks in the ...