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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – Return across the Russian-Latvian border

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – Return across the Russian-Latvian border

We expected that the return crossing of the Russian-Latvian border would be unproblematic. At the beginning we mistook the queues – somehow we didn’t think that since entering Russia by car meant importing the vehicle, the same trip will be an export, and we happily set ourselves at the gate “nothing to customs”. So remember: …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #6 – Tsarskoye Selo

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #6 – Tsarskoye Selo

How did the Tsars live? 25 km south of St. Petersburg, in the village of Pushkin, there is a summer residence of the Tsars – the Tsar’s Selo. Tickets can be purchased online and at the ticket office. More information (tour times, permanent and temporary exhibitions, etc.) can be found here. The Tsar’s Selo was …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #14 and #15 – Polar circle and donuts

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #14 and #15 – Polar circle and donuts

The plan was simple: go south, find the Arctic Circle, go to sleep. As usual, plans are plans, and reality is much more interesting. We realized that by overlapping very little road, we can get to the recommended viewpoint, with a view of the White Sea. Then we returned to the originally planned route and …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – Touch the Barents Sea

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – Touch the Barents Sea

Our plan was very simple: check out of the apartment, leave Murmansk and finally see the Barents Sea close up. At the beginning, we discovered that packing the car, after almost complete unpacking, does not take 10 minutes. So the plan of the day went away from the very beginning. As we checked earlier, getting …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #12 – around Murmansk

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #12 – around Murmansk

Daily distance: 395 km (driving in the area)Distance from home: 3322 km We would not be ourselves if we were able to sit still. Knowing that there are many interesting places to visit in the area, we planned: The Port of Murmansk, with the nuclear icebreaker Lenin further exploration of the Kolski Peninsula, this time …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #11 – New Year’s Eve and The Hidden City

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #11 – New Year’s Eve and The Hidden City

Daily distance: 200 km (driving in the area)Distance from home: 3322 km End of tenth day Today we had our first serious clash with cultural differences. It turned out that we were not wearing enough fur and not enough gold to eat in the best restaurant in Murmansk. The decision about our table was made …

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