September 7, 2016 by admin · Leave a Comment
Aboard the luxury bus between Tallinn, Estonia and St. Petersburg, Russia
Talk about modern malls and stores!!! Russia has them, in plenty!
Here’s that same bus from the outside. Absolutely, the best!
My Russian Visa started on August 20 and goes until September 18th, so, from Tallinn, Estonia, I came to The Soul Kitchen Hostel in Saint Petersburg. It was an easy six-hour journey aboard a wonderful, luxury bus. I was wowed by that city.
As well as very tasty fish! But can you imagine being the one on the right, staring at his brother on the left? I couldn’t resist this shot!
(These pictures are not laying themselves out in the proper order; but I trust you to figure things out.)
Yet another gourmet meal! Lots of great cooking at great prices!
ghastly-tronomic or would that be traumatic?
The distance between the Living and the Dead could be as thin as a plate of glass????
Aboard the overnight train between St. Petersburg and Arkhangelsk, on the White Sea, deep in the Russian countryside. Ready to sleep.
I took a 22-hour train ride deeper into Russia, to Archangelsk, on the White Sea, where very few people speak English. But, still many more speak our language, than we Americans speak Russian!!!
The countryside from the train window.
The Meridian Hotel, where I stayed for my first five days is on the outskirts of town. I decided to shift to a hostel in downtown Arkhangelsk for the next week, to be in walking distance of everything.
This beautiful hotel is named for the 30th Meridian and is very modern, indeed. It was a great place to rest and catch up with neglected writing.
The Meridian Hotel’s lobby. This non-hostel stay allowed me to catch up on my writing workload in quiet privacy. Everybody was so gracious and welcoming, too. By this time, I’ve fallen behind again because so many, many exciting things keep happening. LIFE ON THE ROAD IS SOOOO EXCITING!