Lazy afternoon …. Amazing how smooth the day passed by. By the way: Russian TV is always on, often supported by a smell of meat based food or hard boiled eggs – hey this is no cliche, this is for real :))
Month: April 2015
State of the Nation – he returned
I wonder if he believes leaving, coming back and changing seat will lead to further beer supply …. Can’t blame him, it is tasty. And guess what: it worked!!! Lol, but of course she is giving him a speech, I encouraged her – of course. (Listening to Jay Z – The City is Mine (feat,…
Train ride to Irkutsk – chat up
Sitting in the restaurant, trying to blend in. Started with a beer and a fish soup – both are good. Ludmilla entered the restaurant running towards me and stared to talk. No idea what she was saying!? She tried for a bit, gave in after a while, allowed me to finish my soup and left….
The Moscow – Irkutsk – getting started – being well prepared & told off in Russian
Started my 3 days train journey well prepared and eager to embark. As far as I can tell there is no other foreigner around which translates in a few strange and curious looks. Especially when I walk around taking pictures. Proviant: 5 bottles 1 1/2 liter, 6 apples (super tasty), 5 pears, cheese in moderation, bread…
Device Chaos – room for improvement
Super proud about my packing: one bag pack, no cosmetics, only 1 perfum and very limited cloth and things I need for the trip. I guess I overdid it a bit with my equipement: 2 IPhones, 1 IPad, 1 new Sony camera and my Nikon and I almost forgot: my good old IPod. All works…
City Tour – love is in the air!
I enjoyed my time in Moscow. It was my 5th time here if I remember correctly. First time when I was working in Hungary, so over 15 years ago. I even managed to go and see an opera last night which was a great experience. People dress up, most of them had Champagne in the…
Being a tourist
The plan: walking on the river to the Red Square, a short stop at the Ritz (memory lane), up Tverskaya, to Bolshoy Theater (no tickets online, maybe I get lucky) up the Kamergersky to Ul. Boldshaya Dmitrovka ending at Hermitage Garden. Did I ever say that I love being a tourist?
I made it. The first 24 hours soft-train-journey-launch successfully done. Slept well. Sergey and his girlfriend picked me up and dropped me at the hotel. The weather is really nice!