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... then head to Japan via the La Pérouse Strait. Tonight I have been invited to the special captains dinner and party he throws for the crew in the restaurant on deck 6 which they close off to passengers for the night. José arranged it with the captain for us to be invited and you cannot say no to an invitation by the captain especially when they have been so welcoming and providing a great experience and not that would say no anyway. ...
... of bullets destroyed the wall behind them. After the firing stopped, the guards were amazed to find the daughters still alive. The girls had sewn jewellery into their clothes with deflected the bullets. The guards then bayoneted them and shot them in the head at point blank range. The bodies were then taken to Gamina Yama, a disused mine 16km from the town, where they were dismembered, burnt and put in acid before being dumped in the mine and covered over.
The bodies were ...
... Csar and his family. I found a huge department store that could match any in Adelaide. On to Moscow tomorrow.
Special thanks to my travel agent, Dylan at Lupine travel for sorting out the Russians bureaucracy. Russia has alot to offer tourist, but has a long ways to go to become a tourist friendly destination, and English is not used as much as in other places making getting around more difficult.
... things about Ekaterinburg, what to see, what our programme, where restaurants, how much the ballet & opera costs are and more.
After checking in the first thing we each did was to have a shower & wash our clothes, well some because I disposed of some of mine (the plan was to do this to lighten the case as I went along & so I had less washing on the train). The we went off to dinner to a restaurant that Vadim recommended, ...
Onto the train at 4pm, very nice carriage with only 2 first class
compartments occupied. We did have to larf about the amount of
luggage the Russian folk take with them when they travel, and there's
no such thing as standing back or holding doors open.
We were asked if we wanted dinner in our compartment but we said
we'd rather go to the buffet car. Big mistake!! The staff can't
speak English but again with miming and gesturing we sorted out ...