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  • Wake Me Up!Vladivostok, January 6th 2014 "Houskvousk rousk vousk! Houskvousk rousk vousk!" Knock, knock!! "Houskvousk rousk vousk! Houskvousk rousk vousk!" Ah... it's them again, I thought. I rolled sideways. "Houskvousk rousk vousk! Houskvousk rousk vousk! Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 11, 2014
  • Vladivostok Sea TerminalVladivostok, January 5th 2014 Walking back to my hotel down Aleutskaya Street was a ten time easier. First, of course because the road was downhill. Second, [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/66/|the experience I had at Primorye ATP's office]] si Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 10, 2014
  • Number 53aVladivostok, January 5th 2014 My airport shuttle bus ended at Vladivostok Railway Station which was within a walking distance to my hotel, Zemchuzhina. I congratulated myself for being smart. "See!" I said to myself. "I'm not like those backpackers who Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 8, 2014
  • Flying Back to VladivostokKhabarovsk, January 5th 2014 Last night when I had just said "Excuse me," to the front desk staff, she at once shook her head hard and replied, "Russkiy!" {This is not the front desk staff who gave me information about the Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 7, 2014
  • Khabarovsk CircusKhabarovsk, January 4th 2014 It wasn't only money I miscalculated, but also time. I had calculated that the 1500 roubles circus ticket for first class was equal to one million rupiah. And then I miscalculated the time I had before the Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 6, 2014
  • Amazing AmurKhabarovsk, January 4th 2014 Amur. I had heard that a year ago. My first itinerary was to cross into Russia from China through Amur River which would be from Heihe to Blagoveschensk -- what a difficult name! The night shots of Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 5, 2014
  • A One Million ShowKhabarovsk, January 4th 2014 In the end, I thanked Aeroflot because when I was already in Harbin, Aeroflot emailed me notifying that my flight has been rescheduled to January 5th at a given time, leaving me with zero option. Luckily January Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 4, 2014
  • How Cold was ColdKhabarovsk, January 4th 2014 When I first experienced something like this [[http://beautyandthefreeze.travellerspoint.com/14/|on the way from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu (China)]] I wa Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Mar 3, 2014
  • Moving Cuties and Wonders in KhabarovskKhabarovsk, January 3rd 2014 My first intention was following [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/46/|the rattles of tram]] no. 1 to wherever -- as I use to do in other new places. I didn't know this tram would pass Gagarin Park which I intended Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 27, 2014
  • The Big Things Around LeninKhabarovsk, January 3rd 2014 From [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/51/|the fantasy of ice]], let's move further to fantasy of the past. Do you see there far, far, back behin Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 26, 2014
  • Khabarovsk Ice FantasyKhabarovsk, January 3rd 2014 Before leaving for Khabarovsk, I had learned that there's a snow festival in Khabarovsk. But when I asked the friendly and little-little-speaking-English receptionist at my hotel about it, she told me that the festiv Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 24, 2014
  • A little More RussiaThere are certain icons that are top of the list to see in St P and I believe we have successfully covered them. Cathedral of the Spilled Blood, Isaac, Kazan to name just some of the incredible ones we have Posted by Louise Pryor in Borealis to Borscht | Feb 24, 2014
  • Rolling and Rattling in KhabarovskKhabarovsk, January 3rd & 4th 2014 Contrary to my experience at the market near my hotel, I was astonished by the figure of buses running back and forth in Khabarovsk. [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/38/|The night when I arrived in Khabarovsk] Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 23, 2014
  • Good Morning, Khabarovsk!Khabarovsk, January 3rd 2014 Normally I hate going to the market. If I have to describe a market with one word, it is: 'messy'. However, when I'm traveling, it's a different story. When I travel, I want to know Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 22, 2014
  • St Petersburg Day OneThis is a fascinating place. The cars are all covered in a thick coat of grey dust, the palaces are the most glittering of Europe (and we have seen a few) and the streets are so wide its hard to Posted by Louise Pryor in Borealis to Borscht | Feb 21, 2014
  • Strangers in the NightKhabarovsk, January 2nd 2014 Despite the hustles and bustles, I couldn't find a queue of taxis. In a distance I saw [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/36/|my nyam-nyam friends]] hailed a passing by taxi and got in. I myself watched out for any pa Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 20, 2014
  • Kunyah! Kunyah!From Birobidzhan to Khabarovsk, January 2nd 2014 Once again I queued on the very wrong side of the train. "Houskvousk rousk vousk." The train attendant pointed to the Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 18, 2014
  • The Little Things Around SonjaBirobidzhan, January 2nd 2014 Although [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/28/|I didn't exactly get what I had come for]] in Birobidzhan, [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/29/|I felt for their winter joy]], I had a taste of their daily life Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 14, 2014
  • First Experience on Russian Public BusBirobidzhan, January 2nd 2014 At the bus stop in front of Birobidzhan Railway Station, I got on a bus to nowhere and got off at somewhere. There was no bus route written at the bus stop, so I couldn't apply the Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 12, 2014
  • It's Winter Season in Birobidzhan!Birobidzhan, January 2nd 2014 Within a matter of minutes after taking out my camera, frost covered the surface. I rubbed my eyes as to clear the frost from my view finder better. Something's bothering my sight. Ah... it's much better now. Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 12, 2014
  • In Search but Less ResearchBirobidzhan, January 2nd 2014 This maybe the most difficult part for me to write. As I type down the words, my eyes will confirm what my deepest heart would want no more to know about. How can I acknowledge to myself, Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 11, 2014
  • Getting to the OlympicsHaving the commitment it takes to get to the Olympics deserves a medal There is love of the sport [img=http://photos.t Posted by Baronessonthego in Duckies in a Row | Feb 11, 2014
  • Unless for An ExperienceOn the way to Birobidzhan, January 2nd 2014 Refreshed by a good night's sleep, I rolled to the side to get my toiletry bag, and then slipped down from my upper bunk. Before stepping down the little foot step, I pulled Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 5, 2014
  • First Experience on Russian TrainFrom Vladivostok to Birobidzhan, January 1-2nd 2014 In my open compartment were an elderly couple. They seemed to be in tough conversation. "Houskvousk rousk vousk!!" "Houskvousk rousk vouskkkk!!!" On my bunk there was no bedding. But on t Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 2, 2014
  • By Leisure at Vladivostok Railway StationVladivostok, January 1st 2014 Leisurely I walked from Zemchuzhina Hotel to the railway station. I still had more than an hour before the train departure. For train addicts like me, Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Jan 31, 2014
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