Accomodation 10 Reasons To Visit Russia

10 Reasons To Visit Russia

Why on earth would you want to visit a country that’s always in the news for all the wrong reasons? After all, the Russian bride thing has past and the government seems to always be at odds with western ideals. Russia is a paradox, one that unless you’re prepared for you’ll either love it or …

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Uncategorized Children’s Miniature Railways of Russia

Children’s Miniature Railways of Russia

Visiting Russia in 2012 Elena wanted to show me part of the park she used to play in as a child. Gagarina Park is the largest park in Chelyabinsk and is located at the eastern end of Lenin Prospect, just a shot trolley bus ride from the City Centre.  Discovering the miniature railway, one of the few remaining in the whole of …

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Chelyabinsk Lost Luggage – Russia

Lost Luggage – Russia

It’s inevitable that at some point in our travels that we will loose our luggage, but had we thought about the way in which we were flying we probably could have saved ourselves the grief . Here’s how the bag went to Azerbaijan and we went to Siberia. Having spent a fantastic time with our Couch Surfing friends in Germany it was time to leave Berlin …

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Chelyabinsk Russia 1997 Part 5 – Saying Goodbye

Russia 1997 Part 5 – Saying Goodbye

Homeward bound – “Leaving Elena behind was the hardest decision in my life” Our time in Chelyabinsk was great, meeting with Elena’s grandparents and sisters what I needed to do on this journey to complete the picture that Elena had illustrated so well in the many letters that she had written to me. One thing I wanted to do …

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Moscow Russia 1997 Part 3

Russia 1997 Part 3

Getting intimate with a Russian girl, “Next it was my turn to show the girls something…” Stop reading just the headlines! After the mornings success at immigration we were on to of the world as they in theory would allow Elena to leave Russia although there were loose ends we still had to tidy up. We were told by New Zealand Immigration that Elena would need an international Medical Certificate …

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Moscow Russia 1997 Part 2

Russia 1997 Part 2

Waking so early as I always do I just lay there, I was in Russia and lying only a few feet away were two Russian girls.  Ok now that I got you attention let me rephrase. Galina (my uncle’s sister -in-law) and Elena were top and tailed in the sofa bed and sound asleep as I careful rolled out of …

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Russia To Russia for love

To Russia for love

    View Full Size Travel Map at Travellerspoint Culture; it’s not always east to describe someone’s culture. Sure it’s easy to stereotype a group of people and generalize about a certain race. but how many people real get the “cultural thing” when it comes to travel. I grew up never really understanding culture on an international level – let me explain …

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Russia Russia Moscow – A day at Red Square

Russia Moscow – A day at Red Square

Finally we arrived in Moscow. Since we have a connecting flight from here to Elena’s home city of Chelyabinsk we thought we would spend a few hours on the Historic Red Square in the heart of Moscow. As our flight from Berlin landed at 3am we had to bunk down at the airport for a couple of hours before the …

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