Vlad Motor Inn
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... of very impressive fortifications built largely after Russia’s defeat in the 1904 war with Japan. Vladivostok was never really threatened again and the fortifications have now either fallen into disrepair or have been turned into quite interesting museums.
And that really is about it! Unless you’re big into far east trade or are visiting one of the nature reserves north of the city where there are still a few Siberian tigers, the only reason to be ...
... However, when transfer man pulled out into the traffic he was on the right side of the road. Because it is cheaper the Russians in the Far East buy their vehicles direct from Japan where driving is on the left side of the road, but driving is on the right in Mother Russia. This doesn't seem to bother the Russians, although I pondered how well passing goes with the driver near the kerb rather than the center line. Fortunately we didn't have to ...
... We hopped back on our little bus again and were taken to another area of the city to meet our family. Most of the housing is in blocks of flats – many of which are now I guess quite old and so look to be in a state of disrepair. Graffiti also seems to be a major issue and so these buildings and their surrounds are not particularly pretty. We got off the bus at one of these buildings and were met by Kristina who was the daughter of the home we were going ...
... In the afternoon I read a bit more and made myself a coffee. The instant coffee here leaves something to be desired. Like the taste of coffee. But then again so did the plunger coffee I made too (even before the off milk fiasco). Don't know if its the coffee, the water or the milk/cream but it ain't good. Really missing Lenin St Cafe now!
The landscape is now mostly open flat plains with distant hills as we steam southwards. We just passed through the town of ...
Today we got on the 24 hour ferry to South Korea (the 27 friendly, smiling welcomes in a row getting on board the ship were a very pleasant surprise after spending so much time in serious, unfriendly Russia), though they did tell us we'd be delayed by 4 or 5 hours due to the Russians having war games. Turns out they were the biggest war games they've had since the cold ...
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