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Aug 8, 2006 - Moscou, a coisa ficou russa!

Partimos para Helsink, nossa conexão para Moscou, e dormimos mais uma noite no aeroporto, mas, como já estamos ficando craques na arte de improvisar, logo achamos uma poltrona confortável e dormimos muito bem a noite toda. Minha mãe ficou mais um dia em Hamburgo para aguardar o vôo. Novamente temos que agradecer os Mebus e a Karem, que mesmo com a dificuldade da comunicação, passaram um dia maravilhoso com a mama, com direito a café na beira do lago e exposição da Frida Kalo. Que famíilia especial! Chegando em Moscou a coisa ficou russa...

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Jul 30, 2006 - Mighty Moscow

Our journey to Moscow, shared with a Russian father and son, was much more sedate than our previous journey - although we did meet Dangerous Dave from Ireland who kept us entertained with his lenghty tales. The other quirky highlight was a 5am station stop at Vekovka Station where old men paced the platform hawking kitsch, giant crystal vases and oddities - we declined! Moscow! Moscow! We had finally arrived! We checked in with Vladamir, our elderly home stay host with a generous nature and girth to match. An unconvincing explanation and...

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Loges' Go Global

Jul 4, 2006 - Two nights & one day in Moscow

I awoke at 6am and couldn't go back to sleep - after all I was on VACATION! Fero is already on this time zone so I was very quiet so as to not awaken him. Around 8am we headed down for the included breakfast and much to my surprise it was a full buffet breakfast with everything you could imagine. No 'fru-fru' continental breakfast for the Russians! After happily eating our fill we decided to venture down to Red Square on the trolley bus. We had to cross the busiest street in Moscow - the one Putin uses to go to the Kremlin every day....

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Jun 26, 2006 - Russia: Irkutsk and the long train journey to Moscow

Thankfully, having suffered the ignominy of travelling on the cabbage express the "long" section of the railway was in fact a private cabin in first class with TV and all the luxuries you could want on a 4 day 3 night rail journey. So no mobile phones and Korean neighbours cooking cabbage! Although being in a cabin for 4 days even with the person who is your best friend in the whole world can be challenging ... Firstly a quick mention of Irkuts; where the men wear the most beautiful white shoes as standard and enjoy the comfort of carrying...

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May 26, 2006 - Moscow

Moscow to be honest was a bit of a disappointment, it is no where near as nice as St Petersburg and the people are a lot less friendly. It is not really set up that well for tourists, although I suppose it has only been open to foreigners for about 15 years. I'm definitely glad I went as it is pretty symbolic to be stood in the middle of Red Square or to walk around the Kremlin. Also seeing Lenin's mausoleum was cool although a bit weird and morbid, seeing he has been dead since 1924! The Moscow underground is also an experience not to be...

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Andy's Travels 2006

Feb 14, 2006 - Moscow Muddle

Ahhhh...sweet Russia. But I'm ahead of myself. Let's first talk about getting here. I flew into London Gatwick, and let's say that the flight was only $266 for a good reason. Lord. I almost wish I spend the extra hundred bucks for the extra six inches of leg room. And to be away from the three....flamboyant....young men who were giggling into their gin and tonics all the flight—laughing about their new Mohawk haircut with lightening strikes shaved in the side (his name was 'Augustino') and complaining when they got cut off from the bar....

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Jan 27, 2006 - My first entry- who's teary? Haha.

ATTENTION: This is an 8 page word document book. Russia is...nothing like how you'd think. What you're thinking right now? Right this second... yeah, that- it's wrong. Completely. If anyone has ever read "Eloise in Moscow," that would give you the best idea of it. The kid from past trips who said that there is no way to prepare for life in Russia was right... there is no way. I suppose, unless you came from the middle east which, I'm sure, is much worse conditions. I'm not quite sure if I want to start out going through the days or the...

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Dec 27, 2005 - Moscow

12064 km from Hong Kong. Moscow was much the same as I left it 2 years ago, cold and snowy. Having pre-booked my room from Hong Kong it was a notch up from the one I used before and I had a nice room (except that it was on the 24th floor). However the fact that it was rated as a 3 star international Hotel didn't make it any more friendly or efficient. Russia is hard work, in China, which people say is difficult, I managed to book all of my train tickets by myself from the station booking halls, in Moscow it was more difficult to get one...

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Dec 12, 2005 - Moscow

Moscow! The capital of Russia, and one of the most expensive cities in the world! This city is great, but it's not cheap and right now Jen and I definitely are. We're puttering back home on fumes at the moment and Moscow can be quite a shock to the wallet. I suppose it's probably a good shock for us since we have been living quite well on next to nothing for the last 5 months and the Western World is obviously not that way. We saw Red Square and St. Basil's we also shelled out the $25 a piece it costs to visit the Kremlin (which while nice,...

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Oct 31, 2005 - Moscow!

sally and i are in moscow now. we rode the train from yaroslavl and arrived yesterday morning. we checked into a hostel, and then went exploring. there are 14 million people here by day, 11 million by night (lots of people commute to work in the city). and it seems that every single one of them is in a hurry. we've been riding the metro (subway) to get around town. i feel like im in a movie when im down there. really, its just like it is on tv, but russian i guess. its a pretty cool experience, and a bit confusing trying to find our way...

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...pure religion

Oct 3, 2005 - The Journey Begins

Embarking today on a great journey that will take us through Russia, Asia, and Australasia with the pure and undefiled purpose of visiting and raising awareness of orphans around the globe. We are but two ordinary people setting out to explore and offerring up our hands and voices to be used as instruments of righteousness for the sake of many whose voices and cries go unheard. May our Saviour be glorified and magnified as we find all of our strength, inspiration and provision in Him. -Sally

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...pure religion

Aug 29, 2005 - Trans-Mongolian Railway and Moscow

From August 10-15th we got on a train in Beijing, China and rode for 6 very long days to the capital of Russia. The train traveled North through China crossing the Mongolian border in route to Ulan Bator, the heart of Mongolia. Unfortunately, the train only stopped for an hour there but I managed to steal a couple of beautiful pictures before leaving. Mongolia was not filled with highways, rest-stops, restaurants, neonlights, concrete boxes but rather endless endless steppes covered in thick green grass. In the evenings, as I gazed out of...

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WAR AND PEACE

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