AFTER DIMITRI: from Russia with love.

It will soon be a year, on June 11, that Anka and I took off for the journey of a lifetime. We followed Dimitri’s footsteps. If you don’t know or remember who Dimitri is, please feel free to read about him in this post.

Our journey started in Saint Petersburg, Russia and took us to Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, lake Baïkal and Ulan Ude. That’s nearly 7’000km on the Transsiberian train line.

I’m not going to go into too many details here as we are preparing something with texts and more photos but here is what struck me in Russia:

  • the white nights, incredibly beautiful;
  • how hard it is to meet people but how kind and generous they are once they know you;
  • borsch: the beetroot soup;
  • the drawing of the bridges;
  • the heat;
  • the language and alphabet;
  • buying train tickets on russian only machines;
  • the long but fun train rides;
  • the monotonous yet very interesting landscapes;
  • the quietness and energy around lake Baïkal;
  • the size of the country;
  • always having to pay for public restrooms;
  • the churches;
  • the cultural diversity.

Anyway, here are a few pictures from Russia. I don’t want to show too many because, as I have mentioned, we are preparing something.

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I hope you enjoyed these!

Cheers,
josh