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10. The 12th of September : hitch-hiking from Saint-Petersburg to Velikiy Novgorod.

A tram to go outside the city center. I walked to a gas station where i met a guy who worked there who helped me to find a car. I could speak the basic stuff in Russian with what i learnt for my few days spent in Saint-Petersburg. The guy is from Uzbekistan. Big heart. He gave me his contacts and adress in his country. He found for me a car with one guy who is something like 27 years old. He was quite surprised and excited by our meeting. We spoke a bit and he left me on the road 50 kilometers further.

When drivers speak a bit english, i ask them to teach me some russian to improve my language skills.

Then a driver from Azerbaijan who spoke only russian, not a single word in english gave me a lift. He gave me his contacts as well in his country. He is Nurlan. A police man. We spoke about cars and different stuff with what i could say in russian.

From a gas station a car stopped and brought me a few kilometers further. I walked under a thin rain and then a man gave me a lift to Velikiy Novgorod.

IMG_0481.JPGAlexey my host in Velikiy Novgorod showed this very nice village with wooden houses

IMG_0529.JPGMy hosts in Velikiy Novgorod organised a party for my birthday. I was amazed!

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IMG_0548.JPGAn old car in front of my host’s place.

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