After our host was coming home from work, we went together to the “Christophski-Island”. On this Island is an amusment-park and they are building a football stadium for the world cup 2018. We walked through the park and later back next to the river. Like this we got a first impression of the city. We had to leave the island before 12, because the bridges open at night, so that boats can pass through them. We ate something small and went back home with the last metro.
It all started last August 4, the day we left Barcelona. As mentioned, we had to catch a bus at 13h, we happened to leave home at 12: 40h. Rapidly we toke a bike and pedaling like crazy we went to the station where we arrived, luckily, seven minutes before the bus departure. Once seated, we enjoyed the 8h journey until reaching the airport. Despite arriving an hour before we started foolishly to talk sitting in a corner where we literally just waisted our time, what we did not know until we decided check-in in one of these machines and as we wanted to check-in the second luggage we couldnt do so… Read more
30 days because these are the days you get as a tourist in Russia.
As always we don’t have a specific plan but a rough idea of the dates and places we will visit as well as the return flight on September 3.
This afternoon at 13h we will take the bus at Estacio del Nord to Madrid Barajas and from there we will fly to St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg we will spend 3 days and be hosted by a guy from couchsurfing. Then we will hitchhiking to Moscow where we will also be hosted by couchsurfing and stay about 2-3 days. After visiting the city, we will finally beginn the Trans-Mongolian Railway journey, through which we plan to make a stop in Yekaterinburg / Novosibirisk or Omsk / Ulan-Ude (with the obligatory visit to Lake Baikal) / Ulan-Bator and being back at Russian territory and from where we fly home,Irkutsk.
In Mongolia we plan to stay there a week living on a Mongol farm working as volunteers in exchange for accommodation thanks to workaway.
Let the adventure beginn:)
To have the tent always with us gives us the chance, to sleep at any possible place. The amount of parks, grass places and fields, where we theoretically can build our tent is infinite. When we thinkt, where already slept, it seems impossible, to have been brave or lucky enough, to having slept at these places.
Here we present you our 5 best places:
We actually wanted to go already last year to Russia, but we realized too late how complicated it is (and how much time you need) to get a visa for Russia.
This year it had to work out!
We asked for a Touris visa. A tourist visa is valid for30 days and you can chose between being able to enter russia in this time once or twice.
I started already in Barcelona to check for possibilities to get the visa for us.
Dear family, friends, acquaintances and curious, finally! one of our wishes comes true, we can finally and digitally share everything that happens to us as we travel with those who might sometimes wonder: where are these now?
We hope you enjoy reading us while getting to know what we have done, what we are doing and what we plan to do as much as we enjoy sharing it. Let’s start!