Category Archives: Russia

9. The 8th of September : hitch-hiking from Lappeenranta to Saint-Petersburg.

At 8 am i met the friend of Timo my host who gave me a lift to a good spot where to hitch-hike to Russia. I walked for one hour though to find the right place. After 15 minutes a russian driver stopped. He brought me to Saint-Petersburg.

He spoke only a few words in english. I spoke a few words in russian so we could communicate a bit. We crossed the border together. Full a cameras. Three different parts for the controls. I had to fill up papers and to show the passport and the visa. The driver waited me at that time. Then we were in Russia.

We drove near a lake, through forests and arrived in Saint-Petersburg.

“Welcome to Saint-Petersburg!” Said the driver.

He gave me a coin for the metro and left me in a subway station.

I met my host Ivan who hosted me two nights and two girls, friends of my second host who had to cancel my stay for reasons i don’t know.

I spent time visiting around and i visited Hermitage for five hours. Saint-Petersburg is considered as the cultural capitale of Russia.

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IMG_0376.JPGOrthodox Church

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