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It took us 7 days and 15 different papers and applications in order to be allowed to apply for our Russian visa so we expected nothing better on our way to the border. To our surprise our Russian adventure was exactly the opposite of what we expected. Although it proved to be short (4 days [...]

Chapter 29/Russia

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It took us 7 days and 15 different papers and applications in order to be allowed to apply for our Russian visa so we expected nothing better on our way to the border. To our surprise our Russian adventure was…
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Adventure Annoyances 2 – Bad Drivers

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Following on in our ‘Adventure Annoyances’ series we look now from the surface of the roads to those driving on them, specifically the Bad drivers. Every country has atrocious drivers; only some have more than others, the worst offenders we…
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Adventure Annoyances 1 – Bad Roads

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Gaze at the constant stream of romantic overland expedition posts on social media and it’s easy to believe that it’s all exotic sunsets, idyllic camp spots and laughter with locals. In reality however, it’s not all thrilling and fulfilling- overlanding…
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Russia Part 2, 11-2014

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Arriving in Vladivostok, the port city on the far southern coast of eastern Russia, our first priority was to meet Yuri Melnikov, our shipping agent. Yuri would arrange our customs exit from Russia and our ferry passage to South Korea.…
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Russia Part 1, 11-2014

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For those of you who are wondering where we are at the moment, when you find out, please send us an email so we know too. In the meantime, here is Russia in the blink of an eye. Yes, we…
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Follow The Route for 2074 Kms…

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And we did. The drive west from Chita proved to be quite picturesque. Glimpses of snow capped peaks with icy streams and road elevations touching 3600ft. The highway however was in a bad state of disrepair. Now I love driving…
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Break Glass in Case of Emergency!

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Monday and Yuri is on the phone – the container has arrived! Although we were ultra keen to pick up our Patrol, the week had been filled with sightseeing and relaxation that took the edge off the delay. Another trip…
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Oh! Those Russians

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Apologies to everyone, it’s been a long time between post’s and much has happened, I won’t bore you with the details but instead try and dazzle you with the highlights!! A quick overnight stop in Incheon South Korea en route…
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Into the White

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Time for a long-awaited update… After a few weeks back home, I’m finally back out in Russia – in Irkutsk, near Lake Baikal. The first 3 weeks at home were spent indulging in the guiltless excesses of good food and…
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Thoughts on Russia

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World masters of the hard stare… After leaving Volgograd we headed South East along the Volga river delta towards Astrakan. Apart from the attractions in Volgograd this part of Russia has not been massively exciting, and was always planned more…
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From Delsbo to Russia

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The trip up to Rovaniemi, Finland and then down to Russia has gone well. We are a bit surprised about peoples driving skills though, heart in the throat most of the time. We have arrived in St. Petersburg, sitting in…

Made in Kazan

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So, I hopped (more like stumbled with heavy feet and loaded rucksack) onto the train in Moscow, bound for Kazan. A ‘short’ overnight train journey that saw me greet the new day to a new town. I had a good…

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