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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

"My Name is Richard Cunnningham and this is my wife... Opera"

How many threads have been started with a movie one-liner? Too many I would imagine. Thats all I have though...

I have been signed up for a few months - but only recently started to post. Though I have helped a few people behind the scenes for a few travellers to Russia. I think they survived...

A couple details about me would be that I am from, and live in Canada. And that is the only label and stero-type I am willing to accept (Okay maybe I don't like hockey, but I can pretend).

As for this place (travellerspoint) what are workings here like? Do many people come for a quick answer and then take off? Or most stick it out?

Kind Regards,
Brendan

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

As for this place (travellerspoint) what are workings here like? Do many people come for a quick answer and then take off? Or most stick it out?

I imagine that Peter or Sam could answer better, but it's a little from column A and a little from column B. There are a fairly consistent group of regulars that post here. Then there is Wocca, who posts on every thread, and starts about a million of them.

I noticed that you travelled to Russia. What was that like? I've been thinking about going there in the future. Any good advice for someone who knows nothing about Russia?

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Thanks for the reply!

Now that you mention it, I have seen that wocca character around. ;)

As for Russia: I think the main and most important tip for someone who has not been to Russia is to go! I spent three months there, spending time in all of the 'spectrums' of travel. To relaxed city strolling to some serious trekking and "off-the-trail" action.

There is really a vaste and almost limitless potential for adventure of all varieties in Russia.

I think the next point I would make is not to limit yourself. Many travellers I ran into were starting in St.Petersburg, heading to Moscow and then making a b-line for Eastern Europe (Or Vise Verse). Some were even only doing one of the cities!

Head East is my point, as far as you can, and keep heading east until your run out of time or money (or both ). The most fantastic places for me where in the heart of Siberia - about ten degrees north and south of Krasnyarsk.

Hmm I seem to be going over board! I will leave it at that for now ;)

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Welcome Brendan!

Greg's right, there's a lot of posters that pop by just every now and then (or less) but a growing amount of (very) regular posters.

Gelli and me are kind of toying with an idea to do the trans siberian later this year.... it's still in the early stages but I'd love to do it. Been talking and thinking about it for years and figure 2005 might be the lucky year!!! I'll drop you a note if it's happening to get some tips and insight if you don't mind

Catch ya around!

Sam

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Hi Brendan,

Welcome to TP. Intriguing username you've got there ;)

It's worth pointing out that there are quite a few regular Canadians on the site, in particular a contingent from Montreal..

Good point about Russia. I did St.P and Moscow last year and you do get a one-sided view. Several years ago I went on a trip that also took in Kazan in Tartarstan and visited some smaller towns. One of the highlights was an afternoon at a typical dachia (sp?). Well, maybe I'll just have to go back and explore more !! Mind you, for the first timer I figure St.Petersburg and Moscow are a pretty good trip :)

Peter

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

hehe yeah Peter, I should have used something else besides "X".. - oh well.

In regards to Montreal: I really should check out the easter parts of Canada - A few days in Toronto and a week at kirkland lake is about it. I think I read there is a TP meeting in Monreal this year?

And you are right - that a Mosckva to St.Petersburg trip is a certainly a good 'Round One'. For me I only managed to make it half way across Russia before using up my three month buisness Visa. :(

I would very much like to Leave from Alaska and work my way west to where I finished off. And certainly Sam, any insites I can offer are open to anyone! You should really make a point of going, and just go for it!

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

"... There are a fairly consistent group of regulars that post here. Then there is Wocca, who posts on every thread, and starts about a million of them...."

Cheers, Greg

When Wocca doesn't post, he gets various replies, personal messages (PM's), & emails basically asking, "Hey! Where are you?"
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Welcome x ! This is a great site. Good to see so many North American based folk coming on board.

8. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Thank you Wocca!

9. Posted by thezenyen (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

Hi! Selamat datang (welcome in Malay), ni hao (how are you in Chinese).

10. Posted by klynch (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y

As a (budding member) I gotta say I enjoy this site. In a lot of sites I find myself signing up and never coming back, but this one is definitely interesting and worth coming back to.