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I have been several times in Leningrad when I was working onboard of M/S Vistafjord.
In these days everything was a bit different from today. Communism was the only way of life, and western tourists were rarely to be seen. Our Passengers could go ashore only for the guided tours, had to stay with the groups and no chance to go on there own. - Only very few passengers had a visa.
But crewmembers were allowed to go everywhere !
Leningrad was a really interesting place for me. In school we had to learn Russian, and here I had the chance to practice a bit.
another great and quick means of transportation: The Hydrofoil. I once took this one from the Hermitage to... more travel advice
Do not forget, that in 1985 everything looked much different. Never a single smiling person, - not in a shop, - not in a... more travel advice
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- changing money on the black market
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Written Apr 17, 2003
Written Apr 17, 2003
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