We arrived at the Kaliningrad border at lunchtime. There were 18 cars parked ahead of us. 3 hours later 6 cars had gone through and a new queue of trucks and cars had formed to the right. At this rate the earliest we would cross would be 3am and we didn't know if the new queue made up of Russian vehicles would take presidence. An official give us a numbered ticket which we assumed would be to help stop queue barging. Mike has a chest infection and isn't feeling too good. Was Kallingrad worth visiting? Our list of considerations were fuel 50p a litre, Roubles to spend, double entry Russian Visa in hand, a cathedral or two, a Hitler bunker but we still had a potentially unsafe gas system. We turned round, I felt guilty, visiting this part of Russia within Europe was a point of the trip. However it was good to make a decision after so much deliberating and we were relieved to be free and not waiting for more bureaucracy
I love travel, any type. There is always a buzz in finding & exploring a place for the first time, meeting and making new friends and if you return things are never quite the same.
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