- Livin' the Хорошую Жизнь in KazanHello all!
I can't believe I've been in Kazan almost three months now—only six more left! My life here has settled into a routine (which is comforting) with just enough surprises to keep me on my toes (also comforting).
The past Posted by robinx18 in From Columbus to Kazan | Nov 20, 2012
- $10 St. Petersburg visitThe ship was docked in the Marine Facade where everything is far. And the day before we conquer St. Petersburg, we did a lot of researching and luckily found a nice tourist information girl in the next terminal were we Posted by Crucerong Hilaw in Crucerong Hilaw | Nov 17, 2012
- Europe AdventureDear Journal,
I had a wonderful time in Ireland. Next i'm going somewhere bigger. This country I studied back in middle school the language and all. This country is Russia. Posted by lopeza1993 in Europe Adventure | Oct 29, 2012
- Viva La MusicaImagine a blond, middle-aged Russian opera singer. She bangs a chair violently on the ground, mumbles something, and yells “NYET!” The choir looks scared (except for me and the other Americans because we have no idea what she's saying). Posted by robinx18 in From Columbus to Kazan | Oct 25, 2012
- There’s No Answer for That…As we near the end of the Russian leg of our trip we realize that there are things that puzzle us here:
To obtain a Russian visa it is necessary to provide an invitation from all of the hotels you will Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 21, 2012
- Wish You Were Here?
Why not hang up your hiking boots, slip on your Speedo, and join us on the beach in Listvyanka – Siberia’s answer to the Côtes d’Azur…
Just look at all that lovely icy water in Lake Ba Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 19, 2012
- If Split Ends Could Talk, What Would They Say?If split ends could talk, what would they say? They would tell you about the year they spent getting fried by the equatorial sun. They would tell you about the two Halloweens they got stuffed into bump-its and socks to Posted by robinx18 in From Columbus to Kazan | Oct 18, 2012
- Irkutsk - le Paris de l'EstWe have solved the riddle of Russian time travel, (no formula necessary).
Russia spans one-third of the earth's circumference and the Trans-Siberian trains take a week to travel the eight time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok, or vice-versa, passing thro Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 17, 2012
- Time MachineWhen H.G.Wells was writing about the adventures of ‘The Time Traveller’, in his 1895 sci-fi novella The Time Machine, little did he know that the Russian railways were already way ahead of him. And, with a track record going back Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 15, 2012
- Roadtrip Russia (2) World War East Front to Stalingrad-
Our Route: (click on map for details)
We bought a 12 year old Mercedes M Class on German export plates to drive across Russia.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/3279 Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Oct 14, 2012
- The Snows of SiberiaSiberia is a mysterious mythical land that has no name in the cartographer’s lexicon. It lies somewhere east of the Urals and west of the Pacific, south of the North Pole and north of almost everywhere else. With its dense Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 13, 2012
- Eastward Ho!We have passed the midway point of our journey across Russia; however the bulk of this vast country still lies ahead. The train will be our home for the next few days as we travel across Siberia deeper into Asia, Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 11, 2012
- Russian for BeginnersWorried about language difficulties in Russia? No need. All you really require are a few tips on the cyrillic alphabet and a basic knowledge of international signs. For instance - you will find this very important sign everywhere except Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 9, 2012
- Tarting up TatarstanWe’ve slipped off the rails and onto the northern arm of the Silk Road to take a peek at the Tartar capital, Kazan, and are beginning to worry that some of you may have the wrong idea about travelling the Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 6, 2012
- Yo Ho Heave Ho!St. Petersburg is ten hours behind us as the tracks lie, but we’ve barely scratched the surface of this enormous country. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia’s 4th largest city, is much closer to Europe in every respect than it is to the Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 5, 2012
- Notes on a Train
The Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 4, 2012
- Trans Mongolian RailwayAfter some mild confusion of where to get on our illustrious train, we located said locomotive and climbed aboard. In the train we were assigned to two bunk beds in a little four bed berth with two middle aged Russian Posted by J.K.Mallee in Mallee Travels | Oct 4, 2012
- Moscow Life7.00am Moscow Time:
Sunrise. The forecast calls for 14 degrees and a chance of showers. Russian Television's English language station reports on the U.S. and U.K.s despicable support of foreign terrorists attempting to overthrow Syria's beloved President Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Oct 2, 2012
- A Word about WordsIn America (or at least in Ohio), we say "thank you" for pretty much everything. We tell teachers "thank you" when they hand us tests. We write "thanks" at the end of every email. We send out "thank you's" for Posted by robinx18 in From Columbus to Kazan | Oct 1, 2012
- Wedding Day in MoscowTime was when the sinister rumble of Soviet tanks and missile carriers parading across the cobblestones of Moscow's Red Square reverberated around the Globe. But it's a quarter of a century since the Iron Curtain was opened and the words Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 30, 2012
- Sharing a city with 17 MillionWe set off from St Petersburg not knowing what to expect. We had booked a fast train to Moscow which was to take 4.5hrs and travel at 200km/h. The trains certainly did not look like they went that fast, but Posted by J.K.Mallee in Mallee Travels | Sep 29, 2012
- Trotsky Wuz HereWhile the wide streets of St. Petersburg are chock-a-block with workaday Fords, Toyotas and VWs, there are plenty of BMWs, Audis and Mercs. However, most surprisingly, are the large numbers of Range Rovers, Cadillacs and stretch limos. Stretch white Humme Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 29, 2012
- The Hermitage
If anyone needs a reason to brave the weather in one of the world's most northerly cities it Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 27, 2012
- Welcome to Russia!When the Estonian-Air website refused our booking from Amsterdam to St.Petersburg in English, James got crafty and booked it in Estonian. We wondered if this had backfired when we had a quick change in Tallin and found the stewardess of Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Sep 26, 2012
- OUR LAST DAY IN NORWAYWE PACKED AND REPACKED OUR BAGS AND DECIDED TO HAVE A LAST WALK AROUND OSLO WITH LEANNE AS WE HAVE TO LEAVE HER HOUSE AT 5.45am to catch the bus to the airport.
So we caught the T-Bane into the Posted by normaandjack in TO RUSSIA VIA NORWAY | Sep 25, 2012