JR Rail Pass
Japan

JR Rail Pass

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] This time the destination of my travel was Japan. I did not have the time to settle myself down in Tokyo in the house of my close friend, because immediately we left to visit the Kansai area, where some of the most important cities of Japan are …

Moscow-USSR-4
Extinct Countries USSR

Moscow-USSR-4

Miranda

This is my friend, Tarcisio’s posting. There were some small things that impressed me in Moscow, because things were different from the west: One of these was that the newspapers were basically free and a lot of people carried one. Obviously there was a strict control on the press what they can write and what …

USSR, Moscow 1980 – 3
Extinct Countries USSR

USSR, Moscow 1980 – 3

Miranda

This is my friend, Tarcisio’s posting. Walking around in Moscow, we were surprised to see no foods on the shelves in the supermarket, included the famous department store called Gum. But in the hotel we had wonderful breakfasts and dinners, always with a few kind of caviar and a lot of different foods. They served …

Moscow-USSR-2
Extinct Countries USSR

Moscow-USSR-2

Miranda

This is my friend, Tarcisio’s posting. When we started our stay, they gave us our group itinerary, which included our free days to do whatever we wanted. But we were allowed to move around only inside the certain areas indicated on the map. They strongly recommended not to go over the limits. I’m sure that …

In Moscow 1980
Extinct Countries USSR

In Moscow 1980

Miranda

This is my friend, Tarcisio’s posting. When we landed at the Moscow airport in April 1980, at the passport control we we found the officials wearing uniforms, with no smiles or no expressions. They looked at our face and our passport repeatedly, only a few questions were asked, but most of the time it was …

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