Travel Blogs from Vladivostok
... pirated, I'm sure. We then headed for the navy souvenir shop. First problem was that I had not written down the address of the navy souvenir place and after extensive searching in a lane off the pedestrian mall near the waterfront I began questioning whether I had remembered the address properly. Having no luck we walked down to the water and walked out on the ice to where about 50 people were ice fishing about 200 metres out into the bay. ...
... train station I bought my ticket for the new Aeroexpress train to the airport. The train arrived at 10 and took 50 minutes to get there. Easiest and cheapest airport transfer ever (200 roubles = 6 dollars). The TVs on the train were showing some amusing stop-motion animation shorts revolving around trains. They looked a bit Wallace and Gromit-esque.
At the airport I had a short wait before I could check in. But everything went smoothly. Even the passport ...
When we were doing our research for this trip, we heard multiple good comments re Bill Nicoll and Silver Wind in Melbourne. And a major advantage was that the parent company was based in Vladivostok. In our conversations with him, he advised us to get a Customs Agent in Brisbane, which we did and all went well.
In our conversations with Bill, he had always seemed very laidback in relation to the sort of information that we should have to put onto the Bill ...
... and there isn't too much here; a funicular to the top of the mountain that offers some pretty panaromaic views, but other than that it is pretty much just a port town.
Off to board the train to Irkutsk tomorrow, 3 days of travel should be interesting! I'll try not to get liver poisoning from all the vodka I will inevitably drink! I will also add some pictures to the next entry.
See you soon, Siberia!
... to get off of the ferry. It could be a car ferry but no cars get on board. My husband wanders around a bit but mostly he sits next to me too.
Usually the ferry makes a stop before our destination of Russki Island but that dock had been washed away so it’s a straight shot for us now. At Russki Island, there are two taxis waiting for us and we pile into them and are raced around the island to the far ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center