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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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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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Surviving Suzdal and Cooking with a Kettle: Friday 13th April

Today was an absolute washout, the abysmal weather meaning that we were pretty much consigned to the hostel for most of the day. This was obviously met with great delight by our friendly host, who viewed every minute that I … Continue reading

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Rummaging Through Skips and the Smell of Childhood: Thursday 12th April

Today Josh and I split our time equally between wandering through the beautiful streets and churches of Suzdal, and constructing apparatus necessary for tonight’s BBQ. Whilst the former involved gazing wistfully at lovingly crafted onion domes and Arabic themed citadels, … Continue reading

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Grumpy Hosts and BBQs in a Beer Can: Wednesday 11th April

This afternoon Josh and I, via a short bus ride from Vladimir, arrived in the picturesque Russian village of Suzdal. Located in Russian’s Golden Ring, around 200 km from Moscow, this quiet little market town of approximately 12,000 people is … Continue reading

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Fried Bread and Special Cards: Tuesday 10th April

The diet that we have been subsisting on here in Russia (when we haven’t had access to a soviet-era oven) has been exceptionally varied, consisting of fried bread, bread that’s been fried, and objects battered and then deep fried. It … Continue reading

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Hanging with MJ and Cooking in a Soviet Kitchen: Monday 9th April

This morning we rolled into Yekaterinburg station at around 04:45, meaning that we had a good three hours to kill before we could reasonably head off to check-in at our hostel. Thankfully I had just finished all of my reading … Continue reading

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