Kondopoga, Moscow, Saint Petersburg,
15.07.2009 - 14.08.2009 18 °C
So during my stay Russia I did venture out of Petrozavodsk a few times
- The first place I went to was to visit a Scottish friend staying in Moscow and see a couple of my friends from my year abroad. We had quite a nice cultural visit and went to Park Pobedi, one of the palaces and did the usual tourist spots (Red Square etc). It was really nice to be back in Moscow and for whatever reason, whether it was my improved Russian or an improvement in Russian temperament, everybody seemed so much friendlier.
- The most bizarre thing we did was go to see Bruno. Firstly, most of the Muscovites seemed horrified and/or didn't understand the concept (i.e. thought he was really an Austrian man) and secondly there was an enormous white horse outside and people (including my friend) donned togas and sat on it. Random.
- I also went to a town called Kondopoga with Cicilia and Olle. We picked this town at random from the towns in the surrounding area and it was...erm...interesting. There seemed to be nothing and noone and a strange smell permeated the air. All together quite eerie.
- On route to the airport I had a little wander round Saint Petersburg centre and saw a monument to the Seige on Leningrad
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