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Journey to the West

Posted May 9th, 2018 at 05:46 PM by sparky
Updated May 17th, 2018 at 07:00 PM by sparky

as is proper , a journey to the West start at Vladivostok .
so there I am struggling with a cyrillic operation system . so far all is well , Vladivostok is a pretty good town , very Russian but with a touch of the extreme orient about .

tonight , the Transiberian to Moscow , it should be good !

Six days cooped in my berth by the window ,meager birch trees stunted by the cold holding their bare branches ,awaiting the end of the seven months winter ,it's late May there is still some ice and snow ! All tell this is a place unfit for men only the desperate and hardiest can hope to survive. Then past the Ourals there are green on the trees buttercups and dandelions sprinkle yellow dots on the grass the lilacs are in bloom ,the apple trees blossoms run riot .

Then hight speed train to Petersburg
First class , champaign an arm chair with three motorised adjustment an gourmet meal , as it was late ,ended up in a bad hotel ,pretty much a rag to riches set up
And now it's Narva ,the blood soaked border town with two castles staring at each other across the water ,everybody seems to speak Russian , there is daylight from four in the morning , tomorrow I start on the walk across Estonia forest and bogs
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    Trees to the left ,trees to the right
    No cars or people, just some abandoned shacks.
    The forest is gorgeous with the odd boulder standing since the great ice age ,
    I'm told some come from mother rocks in Finland.
    It seems the bronze age passed lightly so far from the trading routes
    The iron age was the thing
    Estonian claim ethnic links with Latvian but linguistic brotherhood with the Finns
    I'm not sure , it rather do seems like Greek to me .
    Posted May 21st, 2018 at 04:35 PM by sparky sparky is offline
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    I'm now in the most excellent city of Pärnu , sampling the good from Mr Le Cocq ,
    no more forest ,mosquitoes and the song of birds
    it's the Baltic shore now ' everyone is commenting on the sweet warm weather .
    Estonia is above all a country build of wood , houses , fuel , and forestry are everywhere present ,
    stone and bricks are for the old urban centers, it's possible to discern the various periods of building , old czarist times , independence , Soviet and EU .
    Posted May 26th, 2018 at 01:47 AM by sparky sparky is offline

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