Here is a bit of paper that must have fallen out of something when I was moving. It is one of my notes for email addresses in Estonia and Finland. In the end I ended up doing a bicycle ride around the islands of the south west coast of Finland. . . . → Read More: Bicycle Touring in Finland
I arrived in Tallinn on the morning of the 12th of June. I headed out to the suburbs to stay at the Youth Hostel. The hostel was a large building but I think the half dozen staff out-numbered the guests. They did not have any hot running water. They only . . . → Read More: Tallinn Eesti
The recent Nevsky Express Bombing reminded me of this day. We travelled from Moscow, catching the train in the morning and arriving in St Petersburg in the afternoon. I don’t think we travelled on the high speed express, but then I do not remember stopping at any stations in between, . . . → Read More: Moscow to St Petersburg
In the evening we headed down to a night club. It was plush and dark inside with lots of velvet. There were some girls up on a stage in bikinis dancing to the music. I had my backpack, did not trust the place and decided not to stay there. Even while I was . . . → Read More: The Russian Maffia
I went with Dymphna and co to a performance of music that made my heart want to break. they played the folk song – Stenka Razin, one which the carnival is over is based. The musicians were spectacularly good and bored out of their brains. I wish they had a better life than playing to . . . → Read More: Bored Musicians
Trans-Siberian 5 days from ullan batur to mockba, across 5 time zones at one day per time zone. Every day we lost 1 hour. 5 consecutive 23 hour days.
What can I say about Irkutsk. Having travelled for a few days through Siberia, Australia seems not to be so pristine. Siberia is pristine, a bit like New Zealand, though more remote.
View of Irkutsk by 0serg
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