Travel Blogs from Novgorod
Vladimir to Gorki, that's how this city was called until 1990. Today's name is much harder to spell as you can see on the map.
A 240 km long trip, excellent weather, in short a good but long day.
Meet a group of journalist , planing to do basically the same trip as me, only they travel in cars or motorbikes. We ...
... entrance to what seems like a huge festival. There were multiple stages with politicians and musicians, a gymnastics mat with trampolines, a couple boxing matches, including a Muay Thai match. Eventually we found out that we'd stumbled upon Russia Day, a Fourth of July like day continuing to the weekend celebrating the day Russia broke free from the iron grip of the Soviet Union. Easy night of rest for the long day tomorrow.
... You either have a shower or throw a bucket of cold water over yourself, depending on how long you've been in the Banya for. The last room is the Banya, essentially a really freaking hot sauna. They reckon it gets between 80-100 degrees C!
The 5 of us blokes from Intrepid, along with Ilya, a male friend of our main guide, strutted into the Banya ready to be boiled alive. We harrumphed and gasped as our eyeballs slowly ...
... grin. Leo and Alec have a conversation in Russian, clearly I barely understand a word of what is actually said, but I know the conversation nearly word for word. Alec doesn't want to drink, because his wife will get mad if he turns up drunk but Leo just responds with a grin "one won't hurt!" Except we all know it won't be just one, because it never is... So here we are, barely 20mins in to our Trans Mongolian adventure and we are being plied with Vodka! It was almost ...
Started with thick cold fog, temp not above 12 degrees all day had to stop for coffee several times, think I have now overdosed on it.... Managed 554 miles but struggled at the end, knees worn out ... Due to age I guess. Some nice countryside, but no nice pictures as cloudy misty all day. Hopefully manage to get at least to Moscow, tomorrow that is... Well I ...
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