Travel Blogs from Perm
... about Russia and Australia and politics. I asked him if Putin would be elected President again, and he shrugged and said, "Maybe Tsar." We found out that Mikhail was a retired soviet naval captain and had been sent to Perm in the early 1980s, as an engineer, to do quality checks on defence manufacturing for the navy. I noted that I had been in the US Air Force as an aerial photo interpreter. He replied, "You were looking at us." I laughed and said, ...
... gloupy mess! But with little alternative, it went down...
The only other thing to report on has been the carriage attendants, whom we have nicknamed Trollops. We have two in our carriage who are in charge of the doors and steps at each station, cleaning as the corridors and loos well as maintaining the hot water boilers for food and drinks. We happen to have the grumpiest of them all in our carriage. The first time we got ...
7.6.2013 Perm (RUS) Km: 69207 Odyssey / Irrfahrten
My bike is still standing in the morning on the roadside, uff.
Let's go forward to the Ural, to Perm. On the way I went 3 times wrong. First: Navi guide me on the wrong road, second: No ferry where should be one, third: to muddy ground and no way to pass it with the motorbike. But, my bike now looks like world ...
... of time, it was always only just a matter of standing on the road and you could pick from a number of passing options. The difference in Russia is that the forms are varied and in relation to the train network, the single biggest national terrestrial transport system in the world in terms of geographic coverage - I dare say China may lead in terms of volume of passengers moved - they appear to be well scheduled and always on time. The LP reports ...
We passed over the Ural Mountains whilst I was sleeping, so did not get to see the point where Asia meets Europe.
The scenery remained beautiful, but had changed into meadows and we started to see the Russian summer cottages - dachas. These are places that people from the bigger cities like Moscow have land where they grow their own food, and just have a quiet retreat from city life.
I sadly said goodbye to Slava. It turns out ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking