Travel Blogs from Novosibirsk
... with their family in the cabin next door. We spoke to one of them later in the day and he said him and his family were heading to the airport in Novosibirsk to get a flight to Thailand for a holiday.
We arrived in Novosibirsk at 2:00pm Moscow time, which was actually 5:00pm Novosibirsk time. I was a bit worried as to how we were going to find our ice ...
... it may well be Ramadam for all we know.
D pulled into a small tyre repair shop and tried to explain that he had a tyre with a slow puncture, well that was a wasted effort. No way could my humans make the fellow understand that although it had a slow leak it wasn’t the valve, it was in the tyre. Giving up on that and having many days left on their visas my humans decided to head off into the mountains again.
This time we headed for ...
... my constant complaints as we crossed Russia was the total lack of any information in anything but Russian, but in Kaliningrad, it is almost bi-lingual – Russian & German!
We were here for only two nights, with the day in between to explore, and believe me, that was plenty of time. We did some research before coming here and decided that we wanted to visit the Bunker Museum, ...
... supplied the home brew vodka and some students and babushkas fed me and kept me entertained.
Funny how four days on a train in Siberia didn't seem particularly epic, guess that's how far I'd come in almost two years. Completely recalibrated my sense of time.
Four days in Moscow, then a succession of buses, trains and a boat and I was back in England and reunited with my family. Not something I had taken for granted and it was pretty emotional all round!
... very little international travel. New language, new food, new vistas etc. The people are fantastically generous. We look forward to keeping you posted with our posts.
Liliya & Curtis
* Moscow Rules # 2 Technology will always let you down
* Moscow Rules # 3 Murphy was right