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  • The MetroI have now been here three days, and I am actually starting to catch on to the Metro. I am no less impressed with Marty's accomplishment in mastering it so well so quickly, but I am pretty sure I Posted by mlld3536 in REALLY Cooler Clime! | Apr 21, 2013
  • Our Menu AdventureThis evening Marty took me to a restaurant where his department dean took him for lunch his first week here. It is a Czech restaurant with a great atmosphere and great food. But. . . When he went, they had Posted by mlld3536 in REALLY Cooler Clime! | Apr 22, 2013
  • I'm heeeere!Well, we took off two hours late & arrived an hour and a half late, but everything went off without a hitch. The flight was a little over nine hours and uneventful. It is SO GREAT to be back with Marty. Posted by mlld3536 in REALLY Cooler Clime! | Apr 18, 2013
  • Art Extravaganza in the Imperial City26 - 29 April Before this present opportunity came up, I never had any great desire to visit Russia. But I always thought that was rather too bad because I always thought it would be wonderful to visit the Posted by mlld3536 in REALLY Cooler Clime! | Apr 26, 2013
  • Bye, bye Asia – welcome EuropeEventually we headed to the railway station and boarded our train. In an attempt to save some money, I had booked train no. 69 instead of the faster trains no. 1 or no. 19. For the longest segment of our Posted by dreiumdiewelt in Our travel stories from around the world | Jul 1, 2017
  • From Russia With Love As many of you know, my recent trip to Russia took a lot of planning, involving a lengthy process taking months. However everything was approved and a couple of weeks ago I flew to the ca Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Jul 14, 2013
  • Last entry!Sunday morning and we were up and ready for our last Russian breakfast. Pick up wasn't until 12 so we'd decided to make the most of our last morning. We had the usual breakfast and both finished packing in surprisingly Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 28, 2017
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad, part I11 June 2017 Moscow, Russia – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Trans-Siberian Railroad Today began my Trans-Siberian Railroad adventure! The first leg (today) was to be the shortest, lasting roughly four hours. I was up at 05:00 to catch the metr Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | Jun 19, 2017
  • Saturday in MoscowWe both slept well and the day started pretty much the same as yesterday, showers, breakfast ( two bowls of yummy porridge for Delyth!) and met our guide at 10 in the lobby for the tour of the Metro and Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 26, 2017
  • Moscow. Eryl awake with the lark. She says due to time zone changes. ( but suspect Flash Max Jungle Juice last night, which we now discover is like RedBull energy drink ). However, during her dawn time reading she discovered she Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 25, 2017
  • Crossing Eastern Siberia on the Trans-Siberian RailroadAfter three nights at the shores of Lake Baikal, we took a minibus to Irkutsk. The name of the town sounded very familiar to us – after all both Sam and I had played the strategy board game ‘Risk’ since Posted by dreiumdiewelt in Our travel stories from around the world | Jun 25, 2017
  • To Moscow!Thursday - on the train to Moscow Woke early because of several time zone changes so Delyth allowed to go back to sleep. About 6 am had a cuppa as it was 8am in our brains by then. Eryl Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 23, 2017
  • Irkutsk and the RossiyaMonday morning - Irkutsk Both slept very well and were ready for a substantial breakfast, as well as 'harvesting' for the train. We didn't feel guilty as the Marriott was a total rip off - 350 roubles (£4.75) for a Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 22, 2017
  • Trans Siberian at lastTuesday and Wednesday. Reflections on two days on the train We thought we would combine both days to make it more interesting. Each morning we both woke refreshed after a good nights sleep, with the sun streaming through the window. Early Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 22, 2017
  • Irkutsk and Lake BaikalSunday. Irkutsk and Lake Baikal Woke up after a great nights sleep and looking forward to a sumptuous breakfast at the Marriott. Multi grain porridge described by Delyth as porridge with more bounce than ours! Eryl delighted to see teapots Posted by PenllynGirls in Sisters-on-tour2017 | Jun 22, 2017
  • Back in Moscow and Red Russia7 June 2017 St Petersburg, Russia – Moscow, Russia My train to Moscow left at 13:00, so I spent the morning packing and getting ready to leave. The train station was a short 15-minute walk from my hostel and I arrived Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | Jun 10, 2017
  • Exploring the world's deepest lakeAs soon as we had successfully completed the immigration formalities for Russia and had the impression that the procession of various officials had ended, Sam and I went to bed. We laid down on our comfortable mattresses, covered us with Posted by dreiumdiewelt in Our travel stories from around the world | Jun 18, 2017
  • Peterhof and the Subterranean Metro 'Palaces'1 June, 2017 St Petersburg, Russia Today marked the last day that I could use my Petersburg Card and I had saved two of the best attractions for last: Peterhof and the midnight drawbridges tours. Included with my Petersburg Card Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | Jun 5, 2017
  • The Siege and a Less Visited Palace29 May, 2017 St Petersburg, Russia Today’s focus was on the Siege of Leningrad, where the Nazis laid siege to the city for 900 days between 1941 and 1944. The city was almost completely surrounded; the only life-line that brought supplies Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2017-2018 | May 31, 2017
  • OverloadAs with Tallinn, our return to St. Petersburg (Leningrad, when we first visited) was under far better conditions. We awoke to find ourselves already pulled up to the very large cruise terminal complex. The skies were gray but Posted by NellieVA in A Summer Blast in the Baltics! | Aug 17, 2016
  • Privyet! (Hi)Heather, Linda and Jim wanted to ensure we left so escorted us to the airport, we were anxious and excited about the prospect of 6 months of traveling. Add was mainly concerned about being forced to drink copious amounts of Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Jul 28, 2011
  • Anyone for caviar pancakes?This morning we rose at 7am feeling quite awake even though our English body clocks were telling us it was 4 am. Buddy the elf turned up 20 minutes late which at the moment seems to be our lot. All the Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Jul 29, 2011
  • 4 days and 4 nights on the TSE31/07/2011 - Day 1 on the train Our transfer to TSE was supposed to be at 11:45, everyone else's taxi arrived on time ours was late! When we saw who our taxi driver was we just laughed, same man as Friday. Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Jul 30, 2011
  • Heidi's BirthdayTSE Bleep bleep, bleep bleep! Our travel alarm clock suddenly brought us out of our deep slumber. I awoke to find myself on the top bunk, in the night Heidi wasn't feeling well so we swapped. Everyone agreed that the driver Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Aug 3, 2011
  • Siberian TrekToday after breakfast we set off with all the necessities for a 5hr Siberian trek; raincoat, sigg bottles, desert scarf, thin jumper, sunscreen and shewee (thats right my pink shewee). We met the guides, father and son combo at 10:30 Posted by adamandheidi in 6 months travelling in asia | Aug 4, 2011
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