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I should be in St Petersburg now at the start of a long anticipated trans-Mongolian rail adventure to Beijing. Sadly that has been put back until March 2021, though with Mongolia’s border shut like a clam for the foreseeable future, who knows when it might actually happen. Kaliningrad This means that Kaliningrad remains the only […]
Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!
I visited the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad in 2014 for 72-hours, having arrived by bus from Gdansk and then leaving by train for Minsk. It has actually been my only visit to Russia thus far, although I do have a Trans- Mongolian train trip (St Petersburg to Beijing) booked for later this year that now […]
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In 2013 I visited Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea sandwiched between Poland & Lithuania. As part of the open air maritime museum, there was the opportunity to scramble inside a decommissioned Foxtrot submarine. This was a cramped experience up there with the Chu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam and one of the few […]
This is a picture taken of the Pregolya River in Kaliningrad, whilst stood outside my hotel. You can see in the distance the vessels that make up the maritime museum, which I visited. The vessel in the middle is a Foxtrot class submarine. I clambered aboard and with just a few tourists it felt cramped, so […]