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Rushing around in Russia
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:12:31 AM »
This will definitely NOT be a trip report. I will try to post a few photos and some observations.



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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 12:13:52 AM »
Zombieland

I have no idea how many hours I went without sleep. I went to bed at midnight in a
Bismarck hotel. I woke up at 4:00 am to catch a 6:00am flight. I don't sleep on planes
they simply don't make the seats for me.

21 hours later I arrive in Moscow. The girl I am going to meet and I find each other. We
wisk off on the metro, and buy a ticket to leave Moscow 7 hours later (the train ride is
only 11 hours  :sick0012:) then back on the Metro to arrive at Red Square.

I fuel up with a pot a chorniy chai (black tea) and I become a tourist.


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Re: Rushing around in Russia
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 12:18:40 AM »
Bill always good to see pictures :)

Joining you in the land of wonder on Friday  ;D
Today is only one day in a life of happiness

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Re: Zombieland
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 12:26:26 AM »
Zombieland

Bill I hate to be negative, but in all the time I spent in Russia I never saw any zombies. Several guys that looked like they escaped from the set of 'Curse of the Mummy, but no zombies. Zombies would have made my time in Moscow so much more exciting.   :laugh:

Edit: Now that's unfair you go and modify your post after I posted my reply.  ;D

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Re: Rushing around in Russia
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 12:28:04 AM »





NOTE the woman in the photo was an innocent bystander and not part of my Rushing
around Russia. 


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Re: Zombieland
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 12:30:49 AM »
Zombieland

Bill I hate to be negative, but in all the time I spent in Russia I never saw any zombies. Several guys that looked like they escaped from the set of 'Curse of the Mummy, but no zombies. Zombies would have made my time in Moscow so much more exciting.   :laugh:

Edit: Now that's unfair you go and modify your post after I posted my reply.  ;D

Sorry about that. It's harder than you might think to use Russian computers. They tend to have everything
in Russian. I post things then clean them up, or decide that I should post something later along with the
best photo to describe it.


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Re: Rushing around in Russia
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Re: Zombieland
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 04:42:05 AM »
Zombieland

21 hours later I arrive in Moscow. The girl I am going to meet and I find each other. We
wisk off on the metro, and buy a ticket to leave Moscow 7 hours later (the train ride is
only 11 hours  :sick0012:) then back on the Metro to arrive at Red Square.

Bill,

It'll cost alittle extra but in the future you can save yourself alot of headache and transit time on the train if you come in via DME and connect to the domestic terminals at DME. Polet has regular flights that are about 45 mins-1hr in length. They fly modern Saab Turbo props on a reg schedule. The flights arrive outside of VOR so you'll need to be met or call a cab. I've found it to be a far better solution than the train and transiting SVO-downtown. Especially when your time in country is limited and you want maximize your face time with that someone special. It's best not to lose that extra 24hrs on the train if you don't need to. There is an office in downtown VOR and the address can be had from the site, you can also as I recall buy tickets at a window they have at the train station as well.

http://www.polet.ru/en/passengers or https://booking.polet.ru/en/schedule/

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Re: Zombieland
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 05:58:36 AM »


It'll cost alittle extra but in the future you can save yourself alot of headache and transit time on the train if you come in via DME and connect to the domestic terminals at DME. Polet has regular flights that are about 45 mins-1hr in length. They fly modern Saab Turbo props on a reg schedule. The flights arrive outside of VOR so you'll need to be met or call a cab. I've found it to be a far better solution than the train and transiting SVO-downtown. Especially when your time in country is limited and you want maximize your face time with that someone special. It's best not to lose that extra 24hrs on the train if you don't need to. There is an office in downtown VOR and the address can be had from the site, you can also as I recall buy tickets at a window they have at the train station as well.

http://www.polet.ru/en/passengers or https://booking.polet.ru/en/schedule/

It's like $600 to $800 more to land in DME.

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Re: Zombieland
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 06:48:08 AM »


It'll cost alittle extra but in the future you can save yourself alot of headache and transit time on the train if you come in via DME and connect to the domestic terminals at DME. Polet has regular flights that are about 45 mins-1hr in length. They fly modern Saab Turbo props on a reg schedule. The flights arrive outside of VOR so you'll need to be met or call a cab. I've found it to be a far better solution than the train and transiting SVO-downtown. Especially when your time in country is limited and you want maximize your face time with that someone special. It's best not to lose that extra 24hrs on the train if you don't need to. There is an office in downtown VOR and the address can be had from the site, you can also as I recall buy tickets at a window they have at the train station as well.

http://www.polet.ru/en/passengers or https://booking.polet.ru/en/schedule/

It's like $600 to $800 more to land in DME.

You can connect with them via Munich, or Prague, if you don't like DME... and skip Moscow all together. I was just trying to help you out being I've spent quite a bit of time in the city you're going to and getting back and forth from there.

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Re: Zombieland
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 06:55:11 AM »

You can connect with them via Munich, or Prague, if you don't like DME... and skip Moscow all together. I was just trying to help you out being I've spent quite a bit of time in the city you're going to and getting back and forth from there.

Eric, I appreciate the advice / help 

I should have talked to you before I bought my tickets.

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Re: Rushing around in Russia
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 07:26:19 AM »
2Tbill,

No worries, I have a TR or 2 here on the forum about there that might help you out. I'm sure some of the small stuff has changed there since I last went, but most of it will be the same. If you want I'm happy to help you out if I can via PM email, publicly, or not at all, your call.

No matter what happens, have a great time and enjoy the city and your trip. We wish you the best!

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Re: Rushing around in Russia
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 04:20:23 PM »
Assume the target city the lady lives in is other than Moscow? 

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Rushing around in Russia
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 08:06:13 AM »
Assume the target city the lady lives in is other than Moscow?

Yes, the city is Voronezh.

I forgot the cord to my camera so will load some photos tomorrow.

Spokoynoy nochi!

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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 12:09:47 AM »
Sorry in advance for the poor quality, the cameraman / narrator was a total goofball

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Pb01ueNyyCE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Pb01ueNyyCE</a>

$50 per night in Voronezh