"Preconception: Apprehension" Top 5 Page for this destination Russia Favorite Tip by Sharrie

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  Semblance of my imagination - scary?
by Sharrie

Favorite thing: It was a "rushed" trip, not properly planned.
In essence, last minute.
I didn't confirmed on going until a week before departure.
Planned? Yes. I knew I'd go this year because it's St. Petersburg 300th Anniversary.
Stevie & Ann went.
But me? I had no idea until I went to the tour agency & booked a trip. & even then, it was not confirmed as my visa might not be issued on time!
Speaking of visa from Russia, gosh, it's a hassle.
One needs sponsorship letters from each hotel he/she intended to stay in. & upon arrival, more stampings... more of that later.

In the mean time, Russia was a stranger.
To me, it's a communist country.
Yet, very unlike the communism in China.
That was what was on my mind.
Will I be safe?
What's in store?

I had been wanting to see it for ages!
Yet, there's some degree of apprehension...

Some comfort was that I'll be on a group tour.
Yet, the tour leader himself was even more afraid than I was!
It was probably his 2nd trip there! So, you can imagine!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2003
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