- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We were running out of Rubles, but credit cards are accepted at any nice place. We opted for a vegetarian restaurant for our last meal in town and weren't disappointed. The only so-so meal we had on the trip so far was at a cheap cafeteria style place that locals flocked to. It was bland with overcooked vegetables so it must have been the low prices that brought people in.
Then it was back to our ferry for ...
... to be harder than I thought.
I went out to grab a bite to eat and found a place called Long Island that was a diner-style burger joint. I keep looking for typical Russian places to eat, but I don’t think they exist. It seems that they have adopted the western culture so much that they only have western restaurants. Anyway, it was a great burger, and noticeably cheaper than Moscow. I had a walk around in the rain for a while and saw ...
... fast acting internal heater.
The country itself is so rich in history and I am very thankful to our guide for sharing some of it with us. She spoke not only of the country's history but of her memories of living in Soviet times and the realities of day to day life in Russia at present. One of the memories I know that I will hold onto for years yet will be the strength in her voice as she told us that she and her husband had done everything possible and impossible to ...
... saunas, both with strict ‘no clothing’ policies we took the plunge. I nervously approached the room filled with around two dozen Finns who immediately caught on that this was my rookie Sauna season. On discussion with the locals I was quickly made aware of Sauna etiquette, including the beating of oneself with a branch of leaves and designated beer breaks in between. Outside I met with Laura again, scantily clad in a towel amongst my new Finnish ...
... place. Trams look like they belong in the 1940's. Had lunch at a local restaurant which was very nice. Internet is virtually non-existent in Russia, especially on the boat so entries from now on will be very limited. Am doing this on 1 of the 2 computers they have on board and there are 106 guests, so it's a bit of pot luck to get one that is free. I am unable to download photo's as well. Can't get email as ...