Tag Archives: Russia

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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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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St.Petersburg and a Sozzled Nazal Orchestra: Sunday 15th April

This morning we arrived in St.Petersburg, and my first impression was: Wow, civilization! After weeks of shoddy roads, soviet-era concrete jungles, and cities which felt more like left overs from a recent apocalypse than habitable dwellings, the ‘Venice of the … Continue reading

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McCafe and The Wrong Tickets: Saturday 14th April

This morning we finally departed Suzdal, where our host shook our hands and waved us on our way; either oblivious to the events of the past few days, or mindful of them and the possibly hostile review that they would … Continue reading

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