Monthly Archives: July 2016

Russia, Cheboksary, 27 June 2016

I left Moscow at 0620 to avoid its infamous traffic jams, wet roads no traffic, missed a turn and had to go around the block, took about 40 min to leave the traffic lights behind. 4 lane road for 175 … Continue reading

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Russia, Moscow, 25 – 26 July 2016

Moscow, capital of Russia, population 20 million, not as tourist friendly as St.Petersburg. Most of the tourists I have seen so far in Russia have been Russians or Chinese. Tourists from the West are few, probably due to the rigmarole … Continue reading

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Russia, Moscow, 23 – 24 July 2016

I left St.Petersburg at 07:20 cool and overcast and no traffic at that hour of the morning, perfect. For the most part the road and the drivers were good, 4 lane roads with 2 lanes each way or 3 lanes … Continue reading

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Russia, St.Petersburg, 22 July 2016

I visited the Museum of Political History, well organised but most of the displays are in Russian. Another country where the politicians made decisions that wreaked havoc on the people.

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Russia, St.Petersburg, 21 July 2016

St.Petersburg – population 5 million, it was the capital of Russia until 1918. In 1914, the name was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg. It is the most westernised city in Russia … Continue reading

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Russia, St.Petersburg, 19 – 20 July 2016

I rode from Lappeenranta to St.Petersburg in Russia, 30 minutes to the border, Finland Immigration stamped my passport and checked my Bike documents and I was through in 5  minutes. Rode another 5 km to get to Russian immigration, queue … Continue reading

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Finland, Lappeenranta, 15-18 July 2016

From Berlin I rode to Travemunde to get the ferry to Helsinki, this will save me riding a couple of thousand kilometers and save my tyres and chain by that much as well. I need them to be as fresh … Continue reading

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