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    • Cafe in Tula named: "Sun"

      Tula Oct 19, 2016 at 5:27 AM

      Have you heard of this place in Tula? Food & drinks?

      Thanks, if you know address, please post!

    • DBS ferry Japan to russia.

      Vladivostok Oct 1, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Hi Im planning to take a trip to russia on the ferry from Japan but I have a prettt heavy concern. Im lgbt and will be entering through vladivotok. Im wonderinf what immigration is like there and if Ill be able to get by with out issues or if theres some new fangled body scanner waiting for me at the port.

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      All border crossings between Russia and Belarus closed to third-country citizens?

      Russia Oct 15, 2016 at 6:19 PM

      It sounds like a complete nonsense - but it seem to be the case.

      I am unsure, what is the situation in the reality.
      I was able to cross the border near Smolensk (I did not know about these news and simply crossed the border on a secondary road through villages). At this moment my car is near Moscow, in the garden of our friends.
      I am in the States, going back end of October.

      I did not experience any issues leaving Russia.

      The news are confusing. On one hand they say that the new problem affects EU citizens only (I used American passport). On the other hand some sources mention all third-country citizens.

      I do not know the truth. Only that so far no one did care less about me crossing into Russia "illegally".

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      Peterhof and Catherine's Palace

      Saint Petersburg Oct 5, 2016 at 1:01 AM

      Would love to visit both Peterhof and Catherine's Palace in December. I realize winter is not ideal, especially for Peterhof, but would still like to go.
      To save time, is reserving a tour a more time-effective way of doing it compared to using public transport? Is it possible to request a tour, visiting Catherine's Palace early in the morning and visiting Peterhof later in the day before returning to St Petersburg?
      Which is the best tour company to go with?

    • a travel to Sortavala and to Suoyarvi

      by rtvln Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      How far away is Suoyarvi from Sortavala? Are there direct buslines often to Suoyarvi? Can I reserve a leasing car for my travels in Sortavala as I am a Finn? No trails are driving to Suoyarvi? thanks a lot Ritva

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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      What to do

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 11, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Can anybody advise what there is to do in Sortavala ?
      I'm aware of boat trips to Valaam, but what else is there to do or see ????

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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      Travel to Valaam

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      can anybody tell me the price of the hydrofoil from Sortavala to Valaam ?
      How long is the journey and do i need to book it in advance ?
      Thanks Duncan

      9 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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      Tourist registration in Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      I am visiting Sortavala in July this year and hopefully staying with a friend.
      On my visa application i must state where i am staying.
      Once in Sortavala where should i go to register my visit?
      If i stay at a hotel they normally do this for me so this is something i have not had to do before.
      Alternatively i could stay in a hotel for 1 or 2 nights and get registered and then stay with my friends ?

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Jun 2, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Can anybody advse if there is a bus or coach service from St.Petersburg to Sortavala. I have already checked out the train services and these run not so often, so info on bus or coach services would be very welcome :)

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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Kardrew Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 5:44 AM


      I would be grateful if anyone can advise me.

      I wish to travel to the Sortovala area (my mother was evacuated from this region in 1940 & 1944 - Laskela & Harlu to Finland).

      I will be travelling from the UK (Manchester) & would like to see some other parts of Russia - maybe St Petersburg.

      What would be the best way to do this? Travel from Helsinki to St Petersberg to Sortovala?
      or from Estonia? or Russia (need to take cheap flight)
      Best method of transport? Train? Hire a car?
      Best way to find accommodfation?
      Best time of year to travel?
      How to keep it cheap?
      Things to see?
      How safe is it?
      Any advice on visas/ money?

      I would be grateful for any help as I have only just began to explore this idea & am finding it difficult to find information.
      Kind regards

      6 Answers Sep 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM