In Petersburg I met with Bärbel, my favourite Aunt :-).
Traveling on a bus from Joensuu to Saint Petersburg. The travel should have taken only 6 hours. The bus broke down somewhere in the Russian pampa. Evidently, Russian bus drivers have the "repair when it breaks" mentality. A German bus driver could have never repaired the engine. He wouldnt have had to, coz of the precautions that are taken. Love and hate Russia at the same time. What an interesting feeling.