Pacific Plaza Sakhalin
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We sailed across the south Sea of Okhotsk last night and during this morning as we head towards Sakhalin Island where our next zodiac cruise / landing is planned but the weather is not looking good outside. The captain advises in the briefing there is another typhoon approaching us from the south in a few days and is heading directly in our path and where we want to be. It should not hit us until Monday but the captain is ...
... body of the former Russian leader. It was quite creepy and he looked like a wax dummy lying there in a giant glass case. Very weird. They embalmed him after his death due to overwhelming demand for people to pay their respects to him before he was buried. They had too many people making long trips so had to embalm his body to preserve it. These days they say that as long as people want to see him they will keep him in that state. An experience and a half.
On Tuesday we met with Andrew's Travel House (ATH), which is a joint-venture of the Russian TMC ATH and AMEX. After a tour through their big office, including a breakout-relaxation room, we learned more about their operations in a challenging market and the visa hurdles in Russia.
The Russian business travel market is expected to be worth 13 billion USD, whereas the US market is considered to be worth 100 billion USD. Russia is ...
... and Finland was even better – more imaginative dishes.
So how to summarize this amazing experience? Maybe I’ll be fairly brief with the text and upload lots of captioned photos (a tiny fraction of the number I took!).
I flew into Moscow the evening before the tour started and stayed one night at an airport hotel. I caught no sight of beleaguered Edward Snowden, who’s holed up somewhere in no-man’s-land ...
... committee at HSE. This is a really nice place that we hope has more customers usually, as we were the only people I saw there. I had a excellent pasta e fagioli soup while Marty had pasta with pesto and porcini. Then I had a dish with two kinds of fish along with squid and delicious spinach. Marty's main course was a different kind of fish with, I think, more mushrooms. The house white wine went really well with everything.
And so to bed!