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Anchored off the town clearing customs. We have our last expedition recap by the Captain and Nicolas. The captain informs us the typhoon that was coming our way has now changed course and is heading away from us which is good. I received a comment today when I speak French they cannot hear my Aussie accent lol. Not that I can speak much but I have been using and practising whenever possible. We are sailing through the La Pérouse Strait enroute to Otaru ...
... country. Korsakov is the gateway to the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk which is the capital of Sakhalin Island. There was a bus trip to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk but we opted instead just go ashore. Because it's Russia, you can't go ashore without a visa and to get a visa we needed to be doing a ship tour, so we paid US$15 each to do so. It's quite strict as to where you could go so we had an English speaking guide named Maria and led us down the pedestrian street to Lenin Square. There ...
On the flight, I had a Cass to drink. It reminded me of our fun times in South Korea, so I reminisced most of the flight. We landed at about 3pm. We deboarded the plane in the typical Yuzhno fashion - walk down a ladder and straight on to the tarmac. I then spent ...
... For those of you in/around Houston, I would love to catch up with you over a dinner, or drink, or whatever can be scheduled! Thanksgiving was nice. I was invited over to an American's house to celebrate with his family and about 20 local friends (1 pic included). I appreciate Thanksgiving wherever I am, and it seems the holiday where Americans worldwide open their doors to complete strangers to celebrate the day. So I had turkey, I ...
... all accommodations including gym and movie room, etc. This was definitely a step up after my experience in Nogliki!!! Maybe I should stay here for the duration of my assignment. Maybe not - understand it hits about -30 to -40 during the coldest months January and February. November 19. From creature comforts (or as much as a multinational corporation can I assume provide in the middle of sub-arctic tundra) including 3 square meals a day and ...