Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-05-23, 16:56

Gormur wrote:I don't know if you need a visa like you do in Russia. That's the only reason I haven't been there yet. Plan ahead I guess is the key phrase here :hmm:

Yeah, before you go do find out if you need a visa.
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Wikipedia even has an article for that to get you started.

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-05-23, 16:58

Too slow :hmm: :wink:
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Naava » 2020-05-23, 17:52

Linguaphile wrote:
Gormur wrote:I don't know if you need a visa like you do in Russia. That's the only reason I haven't been there yet. Plan ahead I guess is the key phrase here :hmm:

Yeah, before you go do find out if you need a visa.
:rotfl:
Wikipedia even has an article for that to get you started.

Pffft, be cool and do like this guy who got himself stuck between the borders of Russia and Finland for weeks!

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-05-23, 18:06

Still, that might be better than being forced to live in the United States :para: :hmm:
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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-03, 14:19

My list is what I think of as realistic. Still, going to Russia isn't it

I'd go just to visit Siberia. Too bad getting through all that paperwork is a pain. There are border checks within Russia and not everyone is allowed into certain cities

I think Moscow is the only easy one, followed by St. Petersburg. Though I hate megacities so this doesn't particularly help me

I don't even know that there are roads leading from say Moscow to Tomsk, Novosibirsk or Irkutsk

Maybe someone will come along with an answer to that :)
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Naava » 2020-06-03, 14:56

Gormur wrote:Maybe someone will come along with an answer to that :)

How about the Trans-Siberian train? You can hop out when you feel like it, no need to travel all the way to Vladivostok.

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-03, 15:05

I've looked into that but you don't just start anywhere obviously. It seems like a pain unless you're getting on in Vladivostok actually

Going by road is fun, even when incredibly dangerous :twisted: :)
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Naava » 2020-06-03, 17:42

What do you mean you don't start anywhere? You can leave the train and buy a new ticket for the next one if you want. A bit trickier than just buying one ticket for the whole journey, but still possible.

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-03, 18:48

I almost forgot there's girls on trains. I was 7 years old the last time I rode on a train :lol:

I think I'd still prefer a nice drive though even if I never made it to Siberia, started driving across rocky roads etc :lol:
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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Naava » 2020-06-03, 19:53

Gormur wrote:I almost forgot there's girls on trains. I was 7 years old the last time I rode on a train :lol

Pardon? :|

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-03, 23:21

Pardon me. I was just thinking aloud

I hate trains although the trains in Russia are probably nicer than what I'm accustomed to. Maybe less cramped, more to do

Anyway if I go it'd be over a year from now. No serious plans yet :)
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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Naava » 2020-06-04, 8:38

Well, it's good you remembered there are people on trains. That might have been a shock. :lol:

I don't know what kind of activities you have in mind but I doubt you'd find them on trains, no matter if their Russian or not. Unless you're really into cooking noodles and drinking tea. :)

I usually prefer trains over cars or planes but I can understand why you're not interested. The Trans-Siberia would be too much even for me! My friend tried to get me go with her but I kindly said hell no, especially when she planned on travelling in the third class. She herself loved it though.

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-06-04, 15:06

Trains in India usually have people selling snacks and beverages. The chants of the people selling them are hard to forget.

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-05, 17:44

It'd definitely be an adventure. Maybe I'm set in my ways

I can just imagine sitting on a train with nothing to do but drink vodka. OK that's a cliché but I bet it still holds a grain of truth :lol: :whistle:

When I was 7, Russia was still the USSR. Trains are likely more comfortable nowadays :hmm:
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Which country do you want to visit absolutely?

Postby awrui » 2020-06-05, 20:02

Gormur wrote:When I was 7, Russia was still the USSR. Trains are likely more comfortable nowadays :hmm:


:lol: It's the same trains...

I haven't done the Trans-Siberian, but another night train in 3rd class. The train was from the 80's. It was quite OK, except from the conductor who woke people up by hitting them hard in the back with a karate chop.


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