- Day 16Today we decided to embrace the hot weather and go explore the city. Lots of ice cream stops helped us through the day:
We walked on the river fro Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 30, 2014
- Day 15In the morning my mom took girls to a puppet theater "Arlekin". She told them a story ahead of time, so that they knew what was going on.
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- Day 13-14We spend 2 days in our summer house outside of the city, called "DACHA". Lots of Russians have dachas to grow their own vegetables and fruits and escape the dust and noise of the city.
It's been 90s almost every Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 25, 2014
- Day 12Chris couldn't drink instant coffee anymore and got an americano from a stand in a tiny little cup:
Omsk has a very nice circus. It's a permanent building and run Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 25, 2014
- Saratov…..surprise, surprise Well Saratov was not actually on our itinerary but with all the changes we could not make the 790k’s to Samara in one day so a random stop was made in Saratov, home to about 1 million people and sustained Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jun 23, 2014
- Why go to Volgograd?Volgograd; better known as Stalingrad and the location of the bloodiest battle of WWII, The battle of Stalingrad, the German front line which was the beginning of the end for the Nazi regime. Over 90% of the city was destroyed Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jun 23, 2014
- Rushin’ to Russia Checked and double checked that we all had the documents right for entry into Russia and then set off for the 195km ride through the Caucuses along the old Georgian military road. This road is one of the oldest continuously Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jun 23, 2014
- Day 11We are still on St. Petersburg's time. Go to bed about 1 or 2 am and wake up around noon.
Today we had a scare with Katerina again... She bumped her head on a corner of a table and had Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 21, 2014
- Day 8-10Arrived to Omsk early in the morning at 4:40 am. Chris was greeted with a big bottle of "Live Beer" and was forced by my aunt Galya to drink it right away :) Chris said all beer is comparable to Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 21, 2014
- Day 7Today we packed all of our suitcases and our new Russian friend Oleg came by to pick up our luggage while we are touring Hermitage.
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- Day 6Today we spend a good portion of our day at Peter & Paul Fortress located on the Rabbit’s Island on Neva. It was build by Peter the Great for protection from the northern invaders, however, it never served its Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 18, 2014
- Day 5A nice day for a walk around the city and a boat tour on canals, rivers and the big Neva river.
Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was deadly wounded and Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 16, 2014
- Day 4Took a hydroboat to see Peterhof palace outside of the city. Lots of fountains and weather changed from sunny 70s in the morning to ovetcast and windy mid 50s in the evening.
Our closest metro station is about 7 min away Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 15, 2014
- Day 3Last night Chris crashed but the girls talked me into going to investigate our neighborhood. Sophia noted that people here are very different: very fashionable and they like to dress up and smoke a lot. They are also fast and Posted by thezims in Russia | Jun 12, 2014
- Day 2We've arrived to St. Petersburg, but our suitcases have NOT.
The flight was good, Movies kept girls entertained.
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- July 12, 2015. St. Petersburg Russia was the leading communist power throughout the later half of the 1900s and this power terrified America. The spread of Communism threatened capitalism and the American way of life. Americans believe that capitalism is inherently better; it is one Posted by RackofLam in Journey Through American Exceptionalism | Jun 5, 2014
- July 10, 2015. St. Petersburg, Russia. I’m in Russia because one can’t talk about America and American Exceptionalism without putting it in the context of its biggest rival in the last 70 years. However, whatever anyone has to say about Russia, it is a beautiful country. Posted by RackofLam in Journey Through American Exceptionalism | Jun 5, 2014
- Pure relax at Lake Baikal / Pohoda pri Bajkale
We arrived in Irkutsk at 4:30. It was still pitch black and 1* Celsius outside. After approximat Posted by zuzana.zav in Are we there yet? | May 13, 2014
- Snowing in BaikalThat was not how I had pictured Baikal, but it was even more beautiful. On Saturday temperature was almost on 30 ºC. I can't understand how a bunch of snow fell on my feet when I opened the window this Posted by Billabongirl in Citizen of the world | May 12, 2014
- The Paris of SiberiaOnce known as the Paris of Siberia, it was also one of the coldest places on the Earth, though the global warming is rapidly changing this. I had to change my sweatshirt for a tshirt on one of the coldest Posted by Billabongirl in Citizen of the world | May 10, 2014
- As far as I've ever beenI could spend my whole life on a train, specially if it wasn't a Chinese one. Don't get me wrong - I have nothing against Chinese, but Russian teams and trains are way better.
I need time to absorb all the Posted by Billabongirl in Citizen of the world | May 9, 2014
- Fulfilled dream: the Transsiberian railway / Splneny sen o..
The train departed on the dot and went all the way to Ulaanbaatar. Initially we wanted to book two berths in the open carriage but ended up with two berths in a compartment for 4. This was Posted by zuzana.zav in Are we there yet? | May 6, 2014
- Sightseeing MoscowMoscow is much bigger that you think it is, at first time. Streets are wide and long, most of the times without a single crossing, so we end up walking much more than we expect. The buildings are always opulent Posted by Billabongirl in Citizen of the world | May 5, 2014
- The pride of Russia in one day / Pycha Ruska za jeden den
We had planed this trip for quiet some time but I have to say that it was only two month before the farewell party that we realized that the adventure is really going to happen. Among ma Posted by zuzana.zav in Are we there yet? | May 4, 2014
- Spa-see-ba!And there I was. Alone in Moscow. At least for now.
The first impressions from the city are good: great forest almost all the way from the airport to the city, and remarkable buildings. As I already knew, underground stations Posted by Billabongirl in Citizen of the world | May 3, 2014