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Month: September 2015

The grey heart of Siberia: Novosibirsk

The grey heart of Siberia: Novosibirsk

  We had been warned before we got of the train. The Russian lady, a lawyer from Tomsk who was going back home from a court case in Tyumen, and accompanied us on the last half of the only 22 hours long ride from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk had told us so when we mentioned what our next stopp would be. “Novosibirsk is ugly” she said, and “it”s a typical old soviet city, no nice architecture, just big blocks of grey, ugly buildings”. She…

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European-Asian Bordertown Yekaterinburg

European-Asian Bordertown Yekaterinburg

  We came with no expectations to Yekaterinburg, well, except for a bloody history (murder of the last Tsar, mafia gang fights in the 90ties) and the rise of Boris Yeltsin we didn’t know anything about the city. We have to say, we were pleasantly surprised by it’s charm. Starting with the hotel, which was certainly the best we’ve stayed in for a long while. A four-star establishment, all brand new and plushy, plus they offered a great breakfast accompanied by French…

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27 Hours On The Train: MOC-EK

27 Hours On The Train: MOC-EK

  Not really much to say here. The trainsky, that took us from Moscow to Yekaterinburg was ok, the sleeper wagon 2nd class certainly beats sitting in a tight chair for hours. We had two other guys from Russia in our compartment, who didn’t speak a lot of English, and since our Russian is a bit rusty, communication was limited. But they where ok, one even helped me with my mobil phone, that didn’t connect to the internet as it was…

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Exploring Moscow

Exploring Moscow

  We had two days to explore Moscow before we went on our Transiberian Tour. Not nearly enough time to see it all, but enough to visit the “essentials”: The Kremlin, the Red Square, Alexander Garden, Gorky Park. We were very lucky with the weather, we enjoyed two beautiful, warm late summer days. Just perfect for strolling around and chilling in parks and little cafés. The city is great, but also a bit intimidating. Nowhere else have we seen so…

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

    Our Mission is almost completed, after traveling all around the world and up Britain, we are now in Russia. From here we will continue our search for the missing pieces so we can assemble the secret THING that is something very very secret, it is actually so secret that we don’t really know what we are looking for. We do know that we must also travel to Mongolia, China, Vietnam, and the Arab Emirates. From where we must…

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#Somethingincommon – What my bike and the horse I learned riding on have in common

#Somethingincommon – What my bike and the horse I learned riding on have in common

  Our next journey takes us through Mongolia. If you want to experience real life there, you cannot avoid getting on a horse. Therefore I used the past weeks we waited at home for our Visas to take some riding lessons, so I don’t make a complete fool of myself in the Mongolian steppe. Since a Spanish Fashion Company is currently asking its customers with whom they’ve got something in common in a social media campaign (using the creative hashtag #somethingincommon), I gladly take…

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