Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Wheels on the Bus and Trans-Siberian Simulated Sleep: Sunday 22nd April

This morning we got up early and caught the bus to Sheremetyevo International Airport. Our flight was not until almost 15:00, but given the quality of Russian roads and the judiciousness of Russian passport officials, we decided that it would … Continue reading

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Moo Moo and Real Russian Cuisine: Saturday 21st April

After an amount of sleep that I have not been accustomed to for the past few years, we were up and (just about) functioning, trying to make ourselves look presentable for my Russian friend Yulia, who with her boyfriend Farhat … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden and Late Nineties Cheese: Friday 20th April

This morning Josh and I headed over to the Kremlin, where another refusal to accept my Japanese ID card as anything other than an absolute sham resulted in us both paying the full price of R350 to gain access into … Continue reading

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A Welcome Reception and a Cheeky Big Mac: Thursday 19th April

We arrived in Moscow this morning at just gone 07:15, and somehow managed to find the way to our hostel in under 40-minutes. For the next few days we will be staying in ‘Napoleon Hostel’ in central Moscow, which is … Continue reading

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Whale Bones and Our Last Train: Wednesday 18th April

Today was our last day in St. Petersburg, and as our train to Moscow did not leave until 11 pm, we had quite a lot of time to kill. Owing to the fact that the weather was miserable, and that … Continue reading

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The Hermitage and Running in the Rain: Tuesday 17th April

Today we woke up to yet more miserable weather in Piter, but it didn’t really matter as this morning and early afternoon had been earmarked for ‘The Hermitage’, the world famous Russian museum, situated a mere stone’s throw (providing that … Continue reading

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Male Orienteering and a Cleansing: Monday 16th April

Having originally spent a fair few hours planning a meticulous walking itineary, which would allow us to see almost all of the recommended sights in as short as time as possible, it was tactfully suggested by certain members of the … Continue reading

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