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OKAY PEOPLE. DAY #10. Sorry for the delay, time for an abroad update. We don't have internet access on the ship so this is brought to you courtesy of the one, the only, Ali Kessler.
ANYWAY, the ship doesn’t take long to get used to… it’s small enough to not get lost but big enough to not be claustrophobic. Most people don’t know anybody coming in so it’s easy to make friends fast. Everyone is outgoing and ...
... into the change room....
So this went on for about an hour and a half and it was actually quite enjoyable. Not sure how hygienic it all was but definitely a good experience. Could imagine doing it in the middle of winter when it's minus 35 to get your heart racing. Ilya told me that it's more for older blokes as the young uns have moved on from these practices. It's certainly a good way to chat with your friends and neighbours.
After wandering around Yaroslav's court, I went and grabbed a quick bite for lunch, I jumped on a boat for a cruise down the Volkhov River. 400 roubles for 2 hours. The scenery was beautiful. We passed Gorodische, the stronghold where Rurik, the first Varangian Ruler supposedly ruled from. On the opposite bank was Yuriev monastery, very old and very beautiful. The boat got to the entrance to Lake Ilmen but sadly turned around. The Volkhov and ...
... in some breeze and discussed the behaviour of the drunk guy on the bus, and the blossoming relationship between the 17 year old and his tour guide. When told we had free time, we went and got lunch, which took 3 hours, but the service was almost friendly and everyone enjoyed the ice cream creations.
It was then off to the hotel for some dinner (which none of us really needed) and getting ready for the overnight ...
My politics professor: "So, there's a pattern in Russian politics, bald(ing) and hairy. Lenin was bald, Stalin had hair, Khrushchev was bald, Brezhnev had hair, Andropov was bald, Chernenko had hair, Gorbachev was bald, Yeltsin had hair, Putin is bald, Medvedev has hair. So, with all my knowledge as a political scientist, Putin's successor will have hair. Despite the uncertainty of Russian politics, this I can say for certain!"
Student: "Putin's successor…you ...