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    • DIY/Hardware store in Cheboksary

      Cheboksary May 17, 2015 at 2:59 AM

      Hi All. Can anyone point me in the right direction for a reliable hardware/DIY supplier in Cheboksary? I will be working at an event there in June however the goods we are shipping over from the UK are being sent on a carnet document meaning that we can't send consumables with the main transport. We will need things like screws, nails, adhesive tapes etc.

      Many Thanks in advance!

      Paul

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    • english speaking driver with taxi for full day

      Moscow May 22, 2015 at 2:23 AM

      how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.

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    • english speaking driver with taxi for full day

      Moscow May 21, 2015 at 7:03 PM

      how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.

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    • Ruble exchange enquiries.

      Vladivostok May 13, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      I can't find ruble exchange easily in my Town. Just wonder whether I can find exchange shops in Vladivostok airport? What currencies should I use to exchange ruble? USD/Euro/Pound/Chinese Yuan?

      Thanks guys.

       

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      Saint Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg May 5, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      Is this workable:

      25 May Mon Day 03 : Moscow Vnukovo VKO - St. Petersburg Pulkovo LED (Taxi)–Aeroflot Rossiya SU6124 flight 09.30 – 11.00. St. Petersburg – Have driver & guide pick up directly from airport to Pushkin (1 Hr.) for Catherine Palace as per appointment time (closed on Tuesday & last Monday except for Summer, 670R, 30 min.). See the spacious airy ballroom, the “Grand Hall” or the “Hall of Lights”, with a spectacular painted ceiling, and comprises numerous distinctively decorated smaller rooms, including the reproduced Amber Room. Visiting the Imperial park, after the palace, and possibly the cute little town of Pushkin.

      Drive along the ‘Great Perspective’ famous today as Nevsky Prospect, lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy. Visit St. Issac’s Cathedral - the main church of the Russian Empire. Later, visit to The Peter and Paul Fortress - the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini’s designs from 1706-1740.

      Evening at Leisure or view ‘opening of the bridges’ along Neva River cruise. OR C-189 Submarine Museum. Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel. Pochtamtskaya Str 4 St. Petersburg - 190 000, RU. +78123804000

      26 May Tue Day 04 : St. Petersburg – Visit the Hermitage Museum (closed on Monday, 600R o18), a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg. It is the largest and oldest museums in the world with collections comprising of nearly three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world.

      Proceed to Peterhof (closed on Monday, 700R o18, 45 min). It is famous for its series of palaces and gardens known as the Peterhof Palace, laid out on the orders of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great and sometimes called the ‘Russian Versailles’. Later, visit the Grand Palace entering by the ornate Ceremonial Staircase and see the Ballroom, Throne Room, the Western Chinese Study, the Drawing Room, the Imperial Suite, the Oak Study Room and the Crown Room. Visit Faberge museum.

      From there, visit Church on Spilled Blood's interior, and maybe a canal cruise to see more of the city that is harder to see on foot. We could visit the Faberge Museum and palace, or visit Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral because they are open later.

      Tonight, we discover traditional Russian dance and music during an elegant reception at the Russian Folklore show.

      How do we fiat all this in??

      We have to go to Pushkin directly from the airport, to be able to see. How long will that take? Can we aim for the 1 pm slot (Our flight reaches at 11 am)?

      How and where do we hire minibus/van for 9 of us (including 1person 74 year old)?

      We would need English speaking guide / Driver and van/bus on all days I think? How and where to book these at a decent rate?

      Thanks friends

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      Yangtze river cruises

      China May 13, 2015 at 2:47 AM

      I would be most interested if anyone has been on the Victoria Jenna and the Victoria Lianna cruise ships? Are both ships the same?

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    • MTB and weekend bike tour

      Vladivostok Apr 25, 2015 at 6:05 AM

      According to wiki travel (wikitravel.org/en/Vladivosto...), people love to bike to the islands on the weekend. I just wonder where I can find the bike rental in the downtown or in the islands?

      (By the way, what does the MTB stand for?)

      Thanks.

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      Less than 2 days in St Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Apr 29, 2015 at 8:54 PM

      We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).

      We arrive at St Petersburg airport at about 11 am, from Moscow. Our hotel is Renaissance Baltic at Pochtamtskaya Str. 4. We leave for Helsinki by the 6.40 am Allegro Train on 27th May morning.

      We would like to see the Pushkin -- Catherine's Palace (i think on 25th itself, as I believe it is closed on Tuesday the 26th). How do we go about this? Do we go directly from airport bu private van/minibus? How do we arrange van with English speaking driver or guide?

      What else can we do on this day?

      We would like to visit the Hermitage and Winter Palace, The riverfront and the opening of the bridges etc.?

      How do we capture the essence in the short time that we have? What all can we do and see? Any activities??

      How do we reach the train so early in the morning of 27th May, from hotel??

      I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.

      Thanks in advance.

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    • How difficult is it to get a visa to Russia?

      Russia May 8, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      I am a UK citizen now living in China. I want to travel to Russia by train through Ulaan Bator, Mongolia.
      How do I go about getting a visa to Russia?

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      2 full days in Moscow

      Moscow Apr 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM

      We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).

      Arrive in Moscow on 22-May. 5 of us arrive at hotel Marriott Moscow Grand at around 4 pm, the rest will arrive around 9 pm.

      We are there for the next 2 days, 23 and 24 May.

      What should we do? How do we hire a minibus / van with ENGLISH speaking guide or driver? Where all must one visit to get an essence of the city, its culture and history?

      We would like to visit the AK-47 shooting range. Are the children allowed?

      Can we combine Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's on 23rd may? What else? Arbat?

      The circus can be kept for the 24th evening. What else can we do on that day?

      What can the 5 of us do near our hotel on 22nd evening, after checking in? (Marriott Moscow Grand, on Tverskaya Street)

      How do all of us go to Vnukovo Airport on 25th morning 9.30 flight to St. Petersburg? Will the metro be a better option or a van?

      I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.

      Thanks in advance.

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    • family vacation in moscow

      Moscow Apr 26, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      Hi...i want to know that given the current currency crisis in Russia, how has it effected the day to day prices in Moscow.

      I am planning to travel with my wife and 12 year old son in June and would like to stay in a decent 3 star property and do the normal touristy things, have an un-rushed feel of the city, sit out cafe type lunch and some walk around sight seeing in the late afternoon / evening.

      Then we plan to go to St. Petersburg by high speed train

      How much should be budget per day in dollars per head? We so not plan to eat at fancy places or stay at fancy places but would like to visit the touristy cathedrals/spots, etc. So not a budget travel but not too expensive too

      What kind of costs for such a normal holiday? Any insights will be appreciated.

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      Moscow Itinerary

      Moscow May 5, 2015 at 5:34 AM

      Will this work ok: We are staying at the Marriott Moscow Grand hotel on Tverskaya Street.

      23 May Sat Day 01 : Moscow – Kremlin Grounds Tour (1½ Hrs.), Armoury Museum Tour (1 Hr.), Metro Tour (1 Hrs.)

      Visit Kremlin fortress, which includes Tzar's Bell, Tzar's Cannon, Cathedral Square, Palace of Congresses and Armory Chamber of the Russian Tzar. Experience a small journey by metro train to see three marvelous railway stations of Moscow (including Revolution Square Metro). Christ the Savior Cathedral - One of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia.

      Visit Bunker-42. (or some other place for actual gun shooting AK-47 etc)

      Arbat Street & the Izmailovo flea market for shopping.

      Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus (2 hrs).

      Can most of this be done by foot from hotel? Or do we need a minibus/maxivan (sprinter etc.)? Or we take separate (local) taxis -- language issues? If needed, where do we hire?

      24 May Sun Day 02 : Moscow –

      City orientation tour consists of Red Square, photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb from outside and Kremlin wall, Bolshoi Theater, GUM Department Store, Leo Tolstoy Street, Triumphal Arch, White House.

      City Tour by private minibus with photo stops (3 Hrs.) (need to hire with English speaking driver/guide. Please advise)

      · Red Square

      - famous St Basil Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, G.U.M. store, Tickets to St Basil Cathedral, tickets to Diamond Fund,

      · Kremlin walls, towers, panorama (no entrance)

      · Bolshoi Theatre – world famous theatre for ballet and opera

      · Alexander Garden

      - memorial to soldiers of WWII and Change of guards

      · Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

      - largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral

      Sparrow Hills – panoramic view of the city

      · Arch of Triumph

      - built to welcome back Russian soldiers from France

      Evening at leisure.

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      Taking great photos

      Moscow May 16, 2015 at 4:59 AM

      I would like to ask those who have been to Moscow or those who have lived or who are currently living in Moscow (I am emphasizing these so I do not get a copy and paste answer from those who have not been to Moscow at all): Could you give me some hints where I could take great photos of Moscow´s landmarks? I will be there for only 3 nights and that is why I could really use some tips. Please do not give me tips like hire a professional photographer or some other tips that I could come up myself (sorry if I am being straightforward but I am really discouraging tips that will turn me off because I seldom ask for tips. thank you).

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      Travel time

      by peyman_omranian Online Now Feb 6, 2015 at 3:01 AM

      Do you recommend me to visito sochi in march 20 to march 27?

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2015 at 9:32 AM
    • Rent a car or rely on train?

      by WhoHearer Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Does it make sense to rent a car at Sochi/Adler airport to get around Sochi, Adler and Krasnaya Polyana for 2 days, or to rely to express train? Staying at the Marriott in Krasnya Polyana. Advice?

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 2:04 AM
    • Hotel Help !!

      by haidar_bagirov Online Now Feb 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      Anybody has canceled his/her trip to sochi between 19th Feb to 24th Feb in a 4 star hotel
      I would love to buy your hotel room out .

      Or anybody help finding a 4 star hotel walking distance from the stadium ?

    • Can normal people ski while visiting Sochi during the olympics?

      by kastriebel Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      Are any of the venues operating as regular ski resorts during this time?

      7 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM
    • Room Share Offered during second week of Olympics

      by kdemong Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      Hi there,

      Traveling to Sochi to watch the second week of the Olympics. I am staying in Adler and would like to share my room with a fellow female traveler to help offset my costs. You would have your own bed, but we would share the room. Dates are Feb 17-22. Contact me for more info.

      Thanks,

      Katy

    • hotel amenities

      by Tatianatravels2014 Online Now Jan 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      what is the closest bus stop for Hotel Zhemchuzhina?

      2 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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      Mountain Cluster Vegetarian Restaurants

      by Third_Rock Online Now Dec 26, 2013 at 1:19 AM

      Greetings!

      i will be in Sochi from last week of January until end of March . i know that in Adler there are few good restaurants and have several options for veggies. However not sure about the mountain cluster.

      i cannot commute from Mountain to Coastal daily :) ...any suggestions please ?

      one life live it
      Srini

      5 Answers Jan 21, 2014 at 3:11 PM
    • Has anybody received their spectator pass in the mail yet?

      by dserpa Online Now Dec 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Still haven't received mine yet.  If you received it, what day did you register for it and when did you receive it?  I'm looking to get a timeline for when to expect it.

      1 Answer Dec 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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      Public Transportation in Sochi, Russia

      by Astyanax Online Now Oct 20, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      How does one get from the cruise passenger terminal in Sochi to Stalin's former villa? I was in St. Petersburg earlier this year and got around fine using public transportation. I enjoyed the experience and I want to do the same using public transportation in Sochi. I have one of the new multiple-entry Russian visas

      3 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 3:53 PM
    • any volunteers going to Sochi 2014, let's go together

      by Benito08 Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      I'm going to Sochi as a volunteer, looking for someone who's also going to avoid to be bored during long trip, also it could be safe as I have never been there.

      7 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM
    • Olympic accommodation

      by Travelqueen2424 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      Is it hard to get from Lazarevskoye to Sochi for the Olympic games? I am looking at booking a hotel in Lazarevskoye for the Olympic games. How long is the train ride? How much does a train ride cost?

      2 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM
    • Woman traveling alone

      by Travelqueen2424 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      Hello, I am coming for the Olympics and one of the flights I was looking at arrives in at 1245am and I was wondering if it is safe for a single woman to travel from the airport to my hostel at that time of night or if it's better just to hang out in the airport until sunrise. Can you hang out in the airport? Never been to Russia. Also whats the best way to get from the airport to city center of Sochi? Thank you

      3 Answers Jan 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM
    • going to the winter games in Sochi with 2.5yr old daughter

      by ghookis Online Now Aug 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      Hello,
      My name is Graham and I have just been lucky enough to be picked for 3 weeks work during the winter Olympic games. My question is that my partner would like to also come for the atmosphere and bring our little girl she will be 2.5yrs by time the games start. Im planing to fly them into sochi from Moscow as I see this as the best option. Is there anything that we should be aware of when travelling here with our daughter? From reading about sochi it should like such a lovely part of the world and have always looked for opportunity to travel and let her see the world.

      Im just looking for the views of others.

      Thanks
      Graham

      5 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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      Olympics accommodation

      by fellowsc Online Now Apr 18, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      Any one know a good travel agent who can find accommodation in Sochi? We have been looking for 3 months and everything seems booked out. May have to look 30 - 50 km away but will need the rail nearby. Tried all the usual hotel web sites but all booked out.

      13 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM
    • Olympic Games 2014

      by dougc87 Online Now Apr 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      I am travelling alone to experience my second winter Olympics in Sochi. I am having trouble finding a hotel and am wondering if it is because I am too early (as many are still being built) or if they are sold out (which would not be good). Also, in looking for places to stay in Sochi, I definitely want to be centralized and among the vibrant happenings of culture that the Olympics bring. Basically, any info on hotels, restaurants, and nightlife would be much appreciated!

      18 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM
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      Is there any cafe or other place in (central) Adler with free wi fi?

      by swampwiz Online Now Feb 20, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      I am writing this message at an internet cafe in which I have to use the cafe's computer (couldn't quite figure out how to change the settings on my computer to take its network line) at 60 RUR/hr, but would much prefer to just go to a cafe with wi-fi and nurse a piva, getting online with my own computer. I know there is a restaurant (Capri) that is far out from the center that has wi-fi (there is an ad.)

      2 Answers Apr 7, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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      Looking for a hotel or hostel near train station in Adler

      by swampwiz Online Now Jan 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      I will be going there from mid February through early April. I intend to take the marshrutka up to Krasnaya regularly to go skiing.

      2 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM
    • Climbing in Sochi?

      by dephill Online Now Dec 23, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      I'm working in Sochi from May 2013 for several months and i'd like to find somewhere to climb.
      Are there any indoor climbing walls or climbing gyms in Sochi?
      Also what is the nearest outdoor climbing area?
      Any help would be appreciated.
      Thanks

      1 Answer Dec 27, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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      Would like to stay in Sochi & ski in Krasnaya Polyana

      by swampwiz Online Now Aug 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      I would like to go to Sochi in the winter of 2012-2013 for a month or so, and ski at the great resorts in Krasnaya Polyana. I think the visa (I am USA citizen) will not be a problem, and will be wanting to rent an apartment in Sochi. About every other day or so, I will want to take the train up to Krasnaya Polyana, and hopefully take some bus or marshrutka to the different ski areas from the train station there.

      So for this to work out, I will need:

      - an apartment to rent in Sochi, close to the train line to Krasnaya Polyana, or at least accessible by a bus or marshrutka to the train station that goes to Krasnay Polyana. -> I think this will not be a problem as Sochi is a very big summer destination and there should be plenty of apartments available in the winter.

      - good schedule of trains to Krasnaya Polyana. -> I think this also not be a problem, but I would like to see the schedule.

      - bus or marshrutka (mini-bus service from the train station in Krasnaya Polyana to the different ski resorts. -> I am not sure if this available. It seems that as a world class ski area, there should be easy transportation between the different resorts and the ski areas, but I have not been able to locate such information via the internet.

      Any information on this would bu very helpful. срасибо

      4 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 4:02 PM
    • Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana

      by tobyfish Online Now Apr 1, 2012 at 7:11 AM

      Hello,
      Im planning on living in Sochi/Krasnaya Polyana in February and March next year to ski and speak Russian. So I have a few questions:
      1) Would it be better to live in Sochi and travel to Krasnaya Polyana to ski or to live there?
      2) Could I find a homestay easily in either place?
      3) Is the snow consistently good there?
      4) Are the mountains open and not under construction?
      A lot of questions but thank you very much! :)

      3 Answers Apr 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    • Hotel in Adler/Sochi

      by chrisrn Online Now Jan 4, 2012 at 8:02 AM

      I want to travel to Sochi in Summer 2012. Someone did recommed this hotel for me. Does anyone know it, or where it is.? Is it safe place for American teenager, (15 years old). And can someone suggest a travel company for me to get travel letter for visa, please.?

      ughotel.ru/?part=rest&id=56&...

      thank you.

      4 Answers Oct 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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      SOCHI 2014

      by Rumi-fan Online Now Mar 31, 2010 at 3:25 AM

      2014 seems like a long time away but we are hoping to go for the olympic games in 2014. Would need to stay at Polyana area in the mountains. I want to get a feel for the area and ask what local customs i should be aware of? Things to stay away from? Will probably rent a house (lots of us going) rather than a hotel. Something close to the sliding centre and village. If anyone has any suggestions of tips i'd love to know them. Also the best way to get to Sochi from say Germany or Austria.

      12 Answers Oct 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
    • Trabozan-Sochi shipping schedule

      by Khoshravan Online Now Jan 8, 2009 at 11:11 PM

      I am planning to go to Sochi from Trabozan port of Turkey around March 20 and return around March 27. I would like to know this route's schedule. How many days a week is there ships from Trabozan to Sochi, what time and how long does it take the trip?
      I would appreciate any assistance and help.
      Khoshravan
      Tabriz-Iran

      2 Answers Jan 9, 2009 at 2:29 AM
    • How to go to Sochi from Frankfurt, or from Varna?

      by yshimy Online Now Jun 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

      i have the choice to go to Sochi, how can i get there from Varna , bulgaria, or from Frankfurt.

      please advice urgently

      3 Answers Jul 7, 2008 at 5:52 AM
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      Ferry from Sochi to Trabzon -30.06. 08???

      by Yiannis2000 Online Now Apr 11, 2008 at 1:48 PM

      I am planning to travel from Sochi to Trabzon in the end of June 08 and I am wondering whether there is an available timetable somewhere online, to plan my trip. Is there an alternative route to Batumi??
      Additionally, is there atrain from Sochi to Sukhumi, can I travel with a Russian visa in Greek passport? (I can have another passport for possible visits to Georgia).
      Regards from Oslo!
      Yiannis

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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      Hi!

      by happpymike Online Now Nov 17, 2007 at 11:08 PM

      Hi,I love to travel and find more about peoples and their cultures.I am planning to Visit Thailand on this New Year holidays and Ukrain or Russia on comming summer holidays,too.I have been in Thailand ,Ukrain and Russia
      once,long ago and it will be my second visit!
      What changes I have to expect!?
      What news(both pleasant or unpleasant)can be found!?
      Who I have the chance to meet!?
      All will be my new experiences of life and would be
      pleasant memories.
      Finding new friends is my most heartily interest!
      It would be of my great pleasure to receive your memorials.
      Yours,
      Mike

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      Question...

      by asdfgh06 Online Now Jun 27, 2007 at 1:19 PM

      Please, i would like to know if somewhere on the russian black-sea coast exist some campings with water installations, electricity etc. where people can install their tents ?

      Second question, if someone can give me general advises concerning the prices and advises about renting a studio or a flat in Krasnodarskiy Kray and in Sochi's region.

      Thanks.

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2007 at 5:25 AM
    • Sochi to Sukhumi (Abkhazia)

      by Sour Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 7:09 AM

      I'm planning a trip around black sea coast. I would like to go from Sochi to Sukhumi (Abkhazia). Is it difficult to cross the border and get there?
      And is it difficult from Sukhumi to get into Georgia?

      Thanks
      Sour

      5 Answers Apr 5, 2008 at 1:02 PM
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      Visa required?

      by Jeanlyon Online Now Apr 21, 2007 at 10:04 AM

      Hi, I'm visiting Sochi from a cruise ship. I would like to visit Sochi without doing an organised ships excursion. Would we need a visa for just the day?

      5 Answers Apr 26, 2007 at 3:01 AM
    • Sochi In March

      by marymary2 Online Now Feb 8, 2007 at 7:02 AM

      I'm considering accompanying a friend on a business trip to Sochi in March. I'll be by myself most of the time (American female)and without a car. We can stay at the Pearl Hotel (where my friend is being put up for the work) or we can stay somewhere else (company will pay for). I don't speak Russian, but love to travel and see new places. Anybody recommend, and if so hotel, food and sightseeing/activity tips (remember no car) appreciated - or do I save my miles for somewhere better.